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Three Thai activists charged with criminal defamation BANGKOK (AP) Three Thai human rights activists have been charged with criminal defamation over a report that detailed alleged systematic torture inside military enclosures in the country's southern provinces. All three denied the charges and were freed We
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Global stocks rise on Japan stimulus ahead of Fed statement SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Global stocks rose Wednesday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans for a 28 trillion-yen ($254 billion) stimulus package ahead of the latest policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
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New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry.
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Nepal quake survivors struggle with debt, raising trafficking fears By Rina Chandran KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Nepalis who had borrowed money to rebuild their lives after two earthquakes left them homeless are at risk of being trafficked or duped into selling their kidneys to pay off their debts
Yahoo! News | Jul 26, 2016 1:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Indian teen raped twice, then killed A 14-year-old girl died Sunday in another case of a lower-caste woman allegedly being raped by the same man twice in India. | Jul 26, 2016 12:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Meet India's 65-year-old superstar Read full story for latest details. | Jul 26, 2016 10:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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South Korea's growth improves on better consumption SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea's economic growth improved in the second quarter of the year, helped by stronger private spending and housing construction.
Yahoo! News | Jul 26, 2016 09:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kerry says NKorea should learn from Iran, end nuclear arms VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons when the world is trying to rid itself of them is "very provocative deeply concerning," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday and warned that there will be consequences
Yahoo! News | Jul 26, 2016 08:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At least 19 killed at disabled facility, 25 injured At least 19 people were killed and 25 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan's deadliest mass killings since World War II. | Jul 26, 2016 04:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Aus: PM blasts child abuse center Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for a national investigation into allegations of abuse and torture at a juvenile detention center. | Jul 26, 2016 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend