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Seoul: Surviving sexual slavery victims will receive $90,000
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Surviving South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II will be eligible to receive around 100 million won (about $90,000) each from a foundation that will be funded by the Japanese government....

N. Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful - and potentially game-changing - submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to Washington and Seoul to stop holding joint military exercises Pyongyang sees as a dress rehearsal for invasion....

US anti-whaling group to stop interfering with Japanese
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Sea Shepherd Australia said Thursday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group's U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean....

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said....

Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar
BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples....

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....

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....

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....