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UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

KABUL — Afghan and international forces have killed more civilians in the war with the Taliban and other militants in the first three months of this year — the first time deaths caused by government forces and their allies have exceeded those of thei
Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

TOKYO — Japan's government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to "prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants," and promised to pay compensation.
Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday.
Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration

Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration

PHILADELPHIA — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial.

Alec Baldwin is passionate about preserving the planet

Actor Alec Baldwin says his passion about preserving the planet for future generations was sparked by meeting indigenous people who are guardians of their lands at the 2015 Paris conference that adopted the landmark agreement to tackle global warming
Shallow quake shakes northeast India, no damage yet reported

Shallow quake shakes northeast India, no damage yet reported

GAUHATI, India — A moderate earthquake shook remote northeastern India near the border with China early Wednesday, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported. U.S.
As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country's prime minister warned th

United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

HOUSTON — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb.
Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns

Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns

NEW YORK — Kohl's wants you to skip the post office and bring your Amazon returns to its stores.

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

ALBANY, N.Y.