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Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants
PANA, Thailand (AP) -- To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee....

Indonesia finds ship that was taken by disgruntled crew
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's navy said Thursday it has located a fuel tanker that was missing for a week after being taken from port by its disgruntled crew....

North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance....

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site....

Japan authorizes $2M to study high-speed train in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Japan's ambassador to the U.S. says his country has authorized $2 million to support a feasibility study on building a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington....

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said....

Image of Asia: Developing football skills in Pyongyang
In this photo by Dita Alangkara, youths play with a ball during a break at Pyongyang International Football School in North Korea's capital. The country has poured funds into the development and training of promising athletes over the past several years in an effort to fulfill one of leader Kim Jong Un's primary goals - for North Korea to become a global sports contender. The effort is visible in Pyongyang, which has a number of major new or renovated sports venues....

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding at least 50 other people....

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday....

China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- China has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants to forge a stronger anti-drug pact to fight the menace, the Chinese ambassador said, while also cautioning that generalizations should be avoided....