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July 19, 2016 - 3:49am
1 week 4 days ago

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have lifted a three-day ban on the publication of newspapers imposed following massive anti-India protests in the region that left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured.

However, the newspaper editors say they will make a joint decision on whether to resume publication at a meeting later Tuesday.

The largest street protests in recent years in the disputed region erupted...

July 19, 2016 - 3:38am
1 week 4 days ago

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international human rights group says more than half of the nearly 500,000 school-age Syrian children registered in Lebanon do not go to school and receive no formal education.

Human Rights Watch says that although Lebanon has allowed Syrian refugee children to enroll for free in public schools, limited resources and residency, as well as work restrictions on their parents, are keeping the kids away from school.

The New York-...

July 19, 2016 - 3:31am
1 week 4 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says courts have ordered 85 generals and admirals jailed pending trial over their roles in a botched coup attempt. Dozens of others were still being questioned.

Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that those formally arrested include former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk, alleged to be the ringleader of the July 15 uprising, and Gen. Adem Hududi, commander of Turkey's 2nd Army, which is charge of countering possible...

July 19, 2016 - 2:54am
1 week 4 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eight Turkish military personnel who flew to Greece aboard a helicopter during an attempted coup in Turkey are appearing before immigration authorities for interviews on their applications for asylum.

The eight were being interviewed Tuesday near the northeastern city of Alexandroupolis. One of their lawyers has said they deny involvement in Friday's attempted coup in Turkey, saying the helicopter had been used to transport wounded and had come...

July 19, 2016 - 2:50am
1 week 4 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — A South Korean man who detonated a homemade device in a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Jeon Chang-han was sentenced Tuesday in Tokyo District Court. He was arrested in December and charged with trespassing, property damage and violation of the explosives control law.

No one was hurt when the explosion took place at Yasukuni Shrine on Nov. 23.

The shrine...

July 19, 2016 - 2:45am
1 week 4 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — A German top security official says a note found in the Afghan train attacker's room indicates he may have been self-radicalized.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters Tuesday that the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, who shouted "Allahu akbar" as he attacked people on a train Monday night in southern Germany had written notes in Pashtun that indicated he may have self-radicalized.

The Islamic State group claimed...

July 19, 2016 - 2:43am
1 week 4 days ago

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese media reports say 26 people were killed after a tour bus burst into flames on a busy highway.

The official Central News Agency says the accident took place shortly after noon on Tuesday on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, south of the capital, Taipei.

Media reports said those aboard were tourists from China, but officials have not confirmed that.

CNA and others reported that the bus...

July 19, 2016 - 2:29am
1 week 4 days ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release after nearly five years of hospital detention.

Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said Tuesday that the 15 justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo's petition seeking the dismissal of the plunder case before an anti-graft court because of a lack of evidence. The case involved the alleged misuse of 366 million...

July 19, 2016 - 2:17am
1 week 4 days ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police detained a Frenchman who entered a military base while playing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go.

A spokesman for West Java police said Tuesday that Romain Pierre, 27, was caught at a checkpoint after initially running away when challenged by security guards at the military complex in Cirebon.

Col. Yusri Yunus, the police spokesman, said Pierre was released after a few hours because it became apparent "...

July 19, 2016 - 2:13am
1 week 4 days ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a pre-dawn operation near a tribal region, the Pakistani army and paramilitary troops on Tuesday rescued a chief justice's son kidnapped last month in southern Sindh province by a splinter group of the Taliban, the army spokesman said.

Awais Shah was being transported by his captors in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, when Pakistani troops and Paramilitary Rangers, acting on intelligence, swooped in and rescued the young man, a lawyer in his...

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