17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China
BEIJING (AP) -- Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday....

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.
BEIJING (AP) -- Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17....

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117
TOKYO (AP) -- The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117....

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days
BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) -- A Rohingya Muslim man among a group of 76 rescued in a wooden boat in Indonesian waters says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia....

India introduces death penalty for rape of young children
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women....

Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters' setup
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said....

The Latest: US ambassador to UN hails NKorea nuke suspension
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local):...

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province....

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal....

Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group....