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Detained student's mother: China police want "ransom"
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a $7,400 "ransom" for his release....

UN rights chief says China must allow Liu Xia to move freely
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief said Thursday he intends to keep pressuring China to allow the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to move freely and leave the country if she wants to go elsewhere....

The Latest: Detained student's mother: police want "ransom"
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Latest on an American student detained in China more than a month after a dispute with a taxi driver (all times local to Montana):...

American student detained in China after dispute with cabbie
BEIJING (AP) -- Police in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver, according to the student's mother and a family friend....

Myanmar propaganda? Army takes media on reporting trip
KYAR GAUNG TAUNG, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's military has a big public relations problem: It stands accused of committing genocide....

Pakistan: 1 soldier, 13 militants killed near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says troops have raided several militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, triggering firefights that killed one soldier....

Bus falls into gorge in north Indian hill state, killing 28
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An inter-city bus plunged into a deep gorge in a northern Indian hill state on Thursday, killing 28 people and injuring 10 others, officials said....

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities....

Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 2
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the Taliban ambushed a police convoy in the country's volatile south, killing two policemen and wounding three others....

Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judges
SYDNEY (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs....