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Filipino typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph

11/24/2013 5:35am
Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate the victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, bringing back laughter and revelry briefly to a central Philippine region that was turned into a corpse-strewn wasteland by the powerful storm.

Indian gays demand an end to discrimination

11/24/2013 6:37am
Gay rights activists sang songs and carried rainbow-colored flags while marching to the beat of traditional Indian drums Sunday, as they paraded through India's capital to demand an end to the stigmatization of gays in the deeply conservative country.

Korean ex-leprosy patients return to island colony

11/24/2013 2:40pm
Kang Sun Bong once considered this tiny island a "hell on earth," a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions. But three years ago, old, sick and broke, Kang returned to the place he'd been banished with his mother decades ago.

Australians set new world Christmas lights record

11/24/2013 4:45pm
An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.

When mob was Rohingya, Myanmar's response ruthless

11/24/2013 8:13pm
Noor Jaan lifted her black Islamic veil and recalled the last time she saw her husband. He was among more than 600 Rohingya Muslim men thrown in jail in this remote corner of Myanmar during a ruthless security crackdown that followed sectarian violence, and among one in 10 who didn't make it out alive.

25 sailors missing, 1 dead in China ship sinkings

11/24/2013 11:58pm
Rescuers on Monday searched for 25 sailors missing after two cargo ships sank off China's east coast in separate incidents, killing at least one crew member, authorities said.