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Outrage in China over pressure on student to stop activism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:40am

Chinese students are expressing rare public outrage over Peking University's efforts to pressure a student to stop her activism over a decades-old alleged rape case.

Malaysia releases photo of 1 assailant in Palestinian murder

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:32am

Malaysian police on Wednesday released a photo of one of the two alleged assailants who gunned down a Palestinian engineer over the weekend, and said they are believed to still be in the country.

Kim, Moon seek to control optics at their historic summit

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:12am

Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Indian court finds spiritual guru guilty of raping devotee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:04am

An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and he faces a maximum of life in prison.

Pakistan bars US diplomat from travel over fatal crash

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:47pm

Pakistani officials say an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a civil court case.

Indonesia oil well fire kills 11 people, injures dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:37pm

A newly drilled, unregulated oil well caught fire as people were trying to collect the oil early Wednesday, burning to death at least 11 people and injuring dozens of others.

Afghanistan's Taliban announce annual spring offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:28pm

The Taliban have announced their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan, at a time when insurgents are already regularly launching attacks and battling security forces.

China says further steps ready to target Taiwan independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:25pm

China said Wednesday that it is prepared to take further steps to counter perceived moves by self-ruling Taiwan toward formal independence following recent war games aimed at intimidating the island's leaders.

Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of WWI battle

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:09pm

Australians gathered with descendants of former allies and enemies around the country, on a Turkish coast and in a French town Wednesday in dawn services to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I.

In northern Myanmar, forgotten Kachin conflict intensifies

Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58pm

On the front lines, the army is pounding rebels with airstrikes and artillery. In the displacement camps, terrified civilians are building bomb shelters of sandbags and stones. And everywhere in this troubled swath of Myanmar's north, there is a growing sense the conflict will only get worse.

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:19pm

An 80-year-old grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams nearly as much as her own family and a "brilliant" young woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic were among the 10 people killed when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk.

Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:04pm

A chilling Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk has raised the possibility the suspect in the attack nursed grudges against women and it is bringing back memories of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.

Nicaragua releases some student protesters to lower tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:48pm

Authorities released some student protesters arrested during anti-government demonstrations over the past week and the Roman Catholic Church agreed Tuesday to act as a mediator as President Daniel Ortega sought to lower tensions in Nicaragua.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.

Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:12pm

Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada's modern history.

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:32pm

An 80-year-old grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams nearly as much as her own family and a "brilliant" young woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic were among the 10 people killed when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk.

Australia: Admiral to become US ambassador to South Korea

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:38pm

Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday.

The Latest: Crowd gathers at memorial for van attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:34pm

The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring people (all times local):

A unified Korea? Leaders bring contrasting visions to summit

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:10pm

Unification is an idea that moves most Koreans, North and South, on an emotional level.