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Cambodia PM wants official protest venue moved out of town
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's leader has taken a poke at pro-democracy activists and a slap at the United States, suggesting that if the capital's designated political protest venue is not moved out of town, it might be situated in front of the U.S. Embassy....

UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youths suffer violence
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A survey conducted by UNICEF and the Philippine government has found a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse....

Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 14
BANGKOK (AP) -- Severe flooding due to heavy rain in southern Thailand has killed 14 people, including five students, the interior ministry said Tuesday....

UN representative presses China on missing rights activist
BEIJING (AP) -- A United Nations representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who disappeared two weeks ago and is believed by friends to be held by state security agents....

Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India
CHENNAI, India (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their late beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician....

Japan, US burying World War II ghosts after 70 years
TOKYO (AP) -- An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other soon will....

UN says dairy a potential ally in Asian nutrition challenges
BANGKOK (AP) -- Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report Tuesday....

Lawmakers: South Korean leader to accept impeachment outcome
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept the outcome if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her impeachment this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms, lawmakers from her party said Tuesday....

South Korea's Park would leave economy mired in challenges
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea's economic ascent but are central to its political crisis....

Sri Lanka's former strongman sets stage for comeback attempt
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A year after losing Sri Lanka's presidency in a stunning electoral upset, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is making unusual political moves to regain power in the South Asian island nation - through a newly launched political party in which he has no actual stake....