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Beijing park investigates deaths of stray cats

11/03/2013 4:34am
Officials at a famous Beijing park said Sunday that they were investigating the mysterious deaths of stray cats in recent weeks, as protesters accused park authorities of killing the animals.

Fighting alone, Afghans said to hold Taliban back

11/03/2013 7:17am
The Taliban failed to capture any ground from Afghan security forces fighting for the first time without foreign firepower this fighting season, U.S. officials say, but the insurgents killed scores of soldiers, police and civilians in their campaign to weaken the government.

Boat carrying 70 Muslim Rohingya sinks off Myanmar

11/03/2013 8:00am
A boat carrying at least 70 Muslim Rohingya capsized and sank Sunday off the western coast of Myanmar, an aid worker said. Only eight survivors have been found.

Indians mark their biggest festival with fireworks

11/03/2013 8:58am
Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

Militant's death brings little joy in Pakistan

11/03/2013 12:47pm
The Pakistani Taliban leader killed in a recent U.S. drone strike was behind hotel bombings, assaults on political rallies, beheadings of policemen and suicide attacks on soldiers. But his death elicited little joy in the country where he wreaked most of his havoc and instead stirred widespread anger and suspicion.

Swedish climber falls to death on New Zealand peak

11/03/2013 2:05pm
A Swedish man who was climbing and skiing on New Zealand's tallest mountain has fallen to his death.

Westpac Bank posts 14 pct profit hike to $6.7B

11/03/2013 4:22pm
Westpac Banking Corp., one of Australia's largest banks, on Monday reported a 14 percent rise in its annual profit to 7.1 billion Australian dollars ($6.7 billion), saying it was poised to benefit from increased lending in the current fiscal year.

6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand

11/03/2013 8:48pm
An overcrowded tourist ferry capsized and sank near a popular Thai seaside town, killing six tourists, including two Russians and a Chinese, police said. The rest of the roughly 200 people aboard were rescued.

China replaces top general in volatile Xinjiang

11/03/2013 9:29pm
China has replaced the top army general in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang following what the government called a terrorist strike in the heart of the capital Beijing, state media reported.