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Jun 30, 2014

Pakistan girl dies after suitor sets her on fire

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in gasoline and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday. It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province within days, following ...

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

Jun 29, 2014

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

When one of Indonesia’s most powerful politicians wanted to be part of a new government, he did not approach Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the front-runner in next week’s presidential election. Instead, sources say, he went to the home of Jokowi’s political patron, a former president ...

Jun 29, 2014

H.K. wraps up final day of 'referendum'

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday on the last day of an unofficial referendum on electoral reform that has angered Beijing, days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for the southern Chinese city. More than 770,000 people in the semi-autonomous territory have voted ...

Jun 29, 2014

Thai junta chief denies protest plot

Thailand’s junta-leading army chief has dismissed allegations he plotted to seize power for years before May’s coup, issuing an apparent rebuke to the leader of the protests that crippled the former government. “It is not true” Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha said late Friday, addressing accusations ...

Jun 29, 2014

Kin kill Pakistani couple for marrying

A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday. The killings come a month after a pregnant woman was beaten to death with bricks by members of ...