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Koreas show brinkmanship mastery to cool latest crisis

Aug 25, 2015

Koreas show brinkmanship mastery to cool latest crisis

The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink — this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days. Authoritarian North Korea previously refused to even admit to, let alone apologize for, Seoul’s ...

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. Marine admits choking transgender Filipino, denies murder

A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel but stressed that he didn’t kill her, his lawyer said. ...

Aug 24, 2015

Faulty CCTV cameras hamper Thai bomber hunt

A week after a deadly bomb tore through central Bangkok, Thailand’s police chief Monday admitted that his force’s frantic search for those responsible has been hampered by faulty security cameras. The trail is growing increasing cold seven days after the bombing, which killed 20 ...

Aug 24, 2015

Thai police defuse bomb week after deadly blast

Thai police found and defused a bomb on Monday, a week after an explosion killed 20 people in the country’s worst-ever bomb attack, but it was not clear if the device found at a Bangkok construction site had anything to do with the earlier ...

Aug 24, 2015

Jealous wife sentenced to life for Cambodia acid attack

A Cambodian court on Monday sentenced a garment factory worker to life in prison for killing another woman in an acid attack motivated by jealous rage over an alleged love affair. Sroeun Nann was arrested in March after splashing the acid on Meas Vanny, ...

Aug 24, 2015

The Maldives ex-president back in jail: party

The Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said Monday. The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said police and prison officials clashed with supporters as they removed ...