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DPRK fires 4 short-range projectiles

[2014-07-30 20:00]

The DPRK fired four short-range projectiles, which were estimated to be launched from 300-milimeter multiple-rocket launchers.

About 150 may be trapped in landslide in India

[2014-07-30 16:15]

A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and burying more than 150 people.

S. Korea launches largest-ever parliamentary by-elections

[2014-07-30 15:24]

South Korean voters went to the polls for the country's largest-ever parliamentary by-elections, where 15 seats are up for grabs, the election management agency said Wednesday.

Foreign kids enjoy summer fun in DPRK

[2014-07-30 07:17]

A summer camp in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts, along with a big bronze statue of late leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il surrounded by children.

Malaysia 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

[2014-07-30 07:17]

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.

Driver for boss of S. Korea ferry turns himself in

[2014-07-30 07:17]

The driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 in April turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man's final days after the country's worst maritime disaster in 44 years.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

[2014-07-30 07:15]

Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

[2014-07-29 15:13]

Cousin of Afghan president Hamid Karzai, Hashmat Khalil Karzai, was killed following a suicide bomb attack in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday morning.

Doomed South Korean ferry boss's driver turns himself in

[2014-07-29 11:15]

The driver of the South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people in April turned himself in on Tuesday.

Aquino urges support to reforms

[2014-07-29 09:35]

Philippine President Benigno Aquino called on the nation on Monday to support his reforms as he faced the biggest political crisis in his four years in power, a spending scandal that could damage his anti-graft image and undermine reforms.

Teens describe being left to escape sinking ferry

[2014-07-29 06:52]

Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people.

Vietnamese taste for cat leaves family pets in peril

[2014-07-29 06:52]

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

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