Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for "roaming around at night".
SEOUL - Reuters
North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on March 2, South Korean officials said, a defiant response to annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States but one which drew a swift protest from Japan
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
A gunman in South Korea shot dead three people in a convenience store which he then torched on Feb. 25 in an apparent revenge attack on the family of his former lover, police said
A Taliban suicide attack in Kabul has killed two people, including a Turkish soldier. According to the group's spokesperson, the target was 'an American vehicle passing through the street where the Turkish Embassy in Kabul is located."
DHAKA - Agence France-Presse
The death toll from weeks of political violence in Bangladesh passed 100 on Monday, when police found four bullet-riddled bodies in the capital Dhaka
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Feb. 27 for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse
TOKYO - Reuters
International advisers to Japan’s atomic regulator have raised concern a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, which was set up in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
KABUL - Reuters
More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said Feb. 26, warning the death toll could rise still further
KABUL, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22 percent in 2014, the UN said Wednesday, as NATO troops withdrew from combat leaving government forces to battle a raging Taliban insurgency.
The death toll in a ferry tragedy in central Bangladesh hit 78 on Feb. 25, after rescuers recovered more bodies floating kilometres downstream from the site of Sunday's accident, officials said
KANDAHAR - Agence France-Presse
Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shiite Muslim men who were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan, officials said on Feb. 24
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