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Expeditions to send huge trash bags to help clean Mt Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp....

Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs
TOKYO (AP) -- Let's say you're North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let's say you'd rather some of the more sensitive details remain private....

China confirms detention of Taiwan pro-democracy activist
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government said Wednesday it has detained a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security."...

Australian probe yet to explain plane crash that killed 5
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A cockpit voice recorder failed to capture audio of the doomed flight of a light plane that crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall last month killing a pilot and four Americana tourists, accident investigators said Wednesday....

Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia
TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) -- Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off by the powerful storm....

Myanmar's armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links
BANGKOK (AP) -- An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group....

South Korea officials: Bones found near ferry not of victims
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The first government announcement Tuesday was startling: Salvage crews had found bones near the wreckage of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 and killed 304 people....

Thai authorities give ex-PM Thaksin $503 million tax bill
BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities in Thailand have escalated their effort to collect taxes they say are due from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, posting a bill for 17.6 billion baht ($503 million) at the house where he lived before fleeing into exile in 2008 to avoid a prison term for conflict of interest....

3 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said....

Cambodia bans export of breast milk by US company
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia has permanently banned the export of human breast milk by a company headed by a former Mormon missionary that pioneered the business two years ago....