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Four dead in second rare shooting in South Korea

Four people, including a policeman, were killed Friday in the second shooting incident in two days in South Korea where gun crime is extremely rare.


IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London graduate

"Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London.


Hong Kong woman faces up to seven years' prison for maid abuse

A Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner faces up to seven years in prison when she appears in court for sentencing Friday.


Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on life support

Singapore said Thursday that its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew is still on life support in hospital and being treated with antibiotics for severe pneumonia, after quashing rumours the 91-year-old had died.


Suicide attack on Turkish embassy vehicle kills two in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for peace talks with the militants.


Second round of US-Cuba talks to focus on reestablishing ties

he second round of talks between the United States and Cuba, due to take place on Friday in Washington, will focus "completely" on reestablishing diplomatic relations between the two countries and seeking to reopen their respective embassies "as soon as possible."


Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.


South Korea legalises adultery

South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison.


Canadians expect to work beyond 65

Most Canadians toiling in the workforce now expect to work beyond age 65, a survey by a Canadian financial services firm shows.


14 Abu Sayyaf militants killed, 19 injured in southern Philippines

Fourteen members of militant group Abu Sayyaf were killed and 19 others injured in a firefight with the Philippine military in southern province of Sulu on Wednesday.