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Afghan officials: 6 police killed in insider attack

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least six police officers have been killed after two fellow police opened fire on them in southern Kandahar province. Two provinc...

Afghan official: 9 civilians killed in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — At least nine civilian have been killed after an Afghanistan army commando unit detonated a cache of ordinance found in southern Helmand province. Omar Z...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: CHINA-FOOD IMPORT CONTROLS — China's trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back ...

Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 soldiers in attack in south

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a military checkpoint in a southern province, killing three Afghan soldiers. Provincial spokesman Dost ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — A high-level North Korean delegation arrives in Kuala Lumpur seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack th...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean authorities say a Samsung scion will be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case in the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impea...

Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 38

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two large bombs — one triggered by a suicide attacker — exploded near government offices Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest Ta...

Taliban leaders may have moved to Afghanistan from Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After operating out of Pakistan for more than a decade, the leaders of Afghanistan's Taliban movement may have moved back to their homeland to try to build on this year's gai...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — In an extraordinary display of abject apology during a moment of supreme crisis, South Korean President Park Geun-hye takes sole blame for a "heartbreaking" s...

Afghan officials: More than 200 police, soldiers killed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of members of Afghanistan's security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand, officials s...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: THAILAND-KING — A royal convoy led by a van carrying the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej drives to the Grand Palace in Bangkok's historic center where the body will rem...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:CHINA-DOG MEAT FESTIVAL -- A city in southern China goes ahead with its annual dog-meat eating festival despite protests from animal rights activists. Vendors slaughter dogs and cook their meat i...