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South Korean police question dozens following violent ferry disaster protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago....

UN: Afghan women failed by justice system as mediation favored over prosecution
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations....

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers rally against gov't plans to ease rules on obtaining land
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects....

Authorities arrest 2 policemen in killing of Kashmiri youth during anti-India protests
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said....

AP Exclusive: Chinese woman more dedicated to women's rights activism after 37-day detention
BEIJING (AP) -- The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said....

Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche with memorial, welfare fund for workers
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation....

Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton's $1.1 million pledge for 2013 factory disaster victims
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated....

Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees from president after months of delays
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays....

Australia arrests 5 teens on charges of plotting Islamic State group-inspired terror attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said....

Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island in contested South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) -- China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area....