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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Sept. 28, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.
KISHORI CHAR, Bangladesh - Agence France-Presse
Rescue workers and divers in Bangladesh pulled dozens of bodies today from the wreckage of a ferry that sank after being hit by an oil barge, as the death toll rose to 105.
ISLAMABAD / LONDON
Pakistan yesterday invited Islamist militant groups including the Taliban for peace talks and said banned organizations would be delisted if they “closed down their militant wings.”
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
Japan issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck...
Japan marks the first anniversary of the devastating magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its northeastern coast, leaving nearly 20,000 dead or missing and 325,000 people rendered homeless
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NEW DELHI- Agence France-Presse
British author Salman Rushdie is to speak at a conference in India on March 16, organizers have announced, two months after death threats forced him to pull out of a literature festival in the country.
PESHAWAR - The Associated Press
A suicide bomber attacked a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician in northwest Pakistan today, killing at least 13 mourners and wounding 30 others, police said.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
At least one policeman was wounded as gunmen opened fire on an Afghan government delegation at a service for 16 villagers killed in a shooting spree by a US soldier, an official said.
RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan - The Associated Press
People across Japan prayed and stood in silence today to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Associated Press
A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh, killing 31 people...
Afghan President Karzai gets harsh criticism from rights organizations, activists and lawmakers after he signs a controversial bill that endorses women as second-class citizens and allows husbands to beat their wives
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