HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.
The government in the province of Quang Ninh says Vietnamese authorities early Friday detained a group of 16 Chinese including 10 men, four women and two children after they illegally entered the country.
It says they were being taken to the border to be...
CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.
The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, accused al-Qaida's top leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, of "deviating from the right approach" and betraying the cause of jihad, or holy war.
KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died.
Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people and were looking for more survivors.
Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the fishing boat was designed to hold only 30 people but had more than 70 onboard. It sank shortly after a 2-meter (6.5-feet) wave crashed into it off Flores...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia.
The decision Friday completes a lengthy legal process. The group, "Martijn," had argued it should be permissible to lobby for the legalization of a criminal act so long as it operated within the confines of the law. Child pornography and pedophilia are illegal in the Netherlands.
Prosecutors had argued victims' right not to be confronted...
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.
Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday. Oil trading also was suspended.
Among the markets that traded, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 14,516.27 while China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 percent to 2,097.75 after data earlier this week showed economic growth slowed to its lowest level since 2012....