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With more than 80 dead, Kashmiris warn India over crackdown

Simmering anger over India’s crackdown on 10 weeks of protests in Kashmir risks drawing more young people to radical rebellion, demonstrators and security officials warn, as the sense of despair and alienation from New Delhi deepens. In the worst unrest in the disputed Himalayan region in six years, more than ...

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Sep 30, 2016

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect. The announcement could affect Thailand’s key tourism industry, one the ...

Sep 30, 2016

South Korean golf course to get anti-missile battery

South Korea’s military aims to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense unit on a golf course, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday, after it had to scrap its initial site for the battery in the face of opposition from residents. Tension on the ...

Sep 29, 2016

Man arrested after 16 bodies found in Chinese village

Chinese police have arrested a man after 16 people were found dead in six village homes on Thursday, state media reported. The bodies of the men, women and three children were found in Huize county in Yunnan province in the country’s southwest. The official ...

Sep 29, 2016

U.S. cutting off North Korea's sources of foreign currency

The United States is focusing on cutting off North Korea’s foreign currency sources to increase pressure on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. “We’re focusing our efforts on cutting off sources of revenue for the regime’s unlawful ...