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150 feared trapped in landslide in India village: rescue official

A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said.

S. Korean 'Choco Pie' balloons launched into North

South Korean activists on Wednesday launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies -- a favoured chocolate snack that has become the target of a reported crackdown.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede

At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt Tuesday night in a stampede at a rap concert on a beach in the Guinean capital Conakry, prompting a week of national mourning.

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food -- tofu -- as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

A clash in China's far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead and wounded, an exile group said Wednesday.

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court on Wednesday began a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape.

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

China's ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang -- one of its most powerful figures -- in a bold move in the country's deepening anti-corruption crackdown.

At least 20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

Fresh Israeli strikes kill two children ahead of truce talks

Fresh Israeli bombardments rocked Gaza in the early hours of Wednesday, killing two children, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

EU readies new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

The EU was set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, as fighting in the strife-torn east again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.