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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....

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said....

North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance....

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....

Myanmar names Kofi Annan to head panel on Rohingya Muslims
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's government has set up an advisory panel headed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to find "lasting solutions" to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against the minority Rohingya Muslims....

Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher's murder
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Bangladeshi police arrested a leading suspect in last year's killing of a publisher as part of a crackdown on radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities, an official said Wednesday....

Japan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missile
TOKYO (AP) -- The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity....

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