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The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems.
 

Colombia's president on Wednesday ordered the resumption of air raids on rebel camps after an attack by leftist guerrillas killed 11 soldiers and wounded 19, jeopardizing progress in two-year-old peace talks.
 

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday stayed executions handed down by the country's controversial new military courts, set up in the wake of a Taliban massacre at a school.
 

South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.
S. Korea to raise Sewol; grieving parents unmoved

 

Japan overtook mainland China in February as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities, a position Japan last held in August 2008.
 

Australia's biggest supermarket chain on Wednesday apologized and pulled down a website that has been widely criticized of commercializing the centenary of the country's Veterans' Day.
 

An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people were injured slightly, officials said.
 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced allegations Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week.
Corruption alleged against S. Korea president aides

 

April is usually a time of celebration for millions of farmers across northern India. The winter wheat crop is ready to be harvested, and there's money to clear past debts and plan future planting.
Unseasonal rain causes heartache for Indian farmers

 

A Japanese journalist on trial in Seoul for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye met the Japanese premier Wednesday, a day after his travel ban was eased.
 

A Muslim separatist rebel leader who sacked a string of southern Philippine towns in 2008, leaving about 400 dead and more than half a million homeless, is dead, the military said Wednesday.
 

Ten farm workers were killed and two injured after a truck plummeted off a hillside in southern Myanmar, state media said Wednesday, as road accidents surge during the Buddhist New Year holidays.
 

An Asiana Airlines plane smashed into a communications antenna as it came in to land at a Japanese airport, footage showed Wednesday, injuring 27 people in an accident with echoes of the Korean airline's fatal 2013 crash in San Francisco.
Asiana plane smashes antenna in Japan runway undershoot

 

A Japanese journalist, on trial for allegedly defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, headed home Tuesday after Seoul lifted a travel ban.
 
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