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Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.
No major damage in Philippine typhoon; 2 dead

 

Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to make a campaign speech in the region for local elections, police said Sunday.
 

North Korea denied Sunday involvement in a brazen cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but praised it as a “righteous deed” potentially orchestrated by supporters furious over a Hollywood comedy depicting a fictional CIA plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un.
 

An Uber taxi driver allegedly raped a 25-year-old passenger in the Indian capital before threatening to kill her, police said Sunday, in a blow to the company's safety-conscious image.
 

A fugitive Thai millionaire wanted on charges including royal defamation broke cover to protest his innocence Sunday in a graft probe that has seen relatives of the crown prince's wife arrested.
 

Australia's best-known lifeguard Bruce 'Hoppo' Hopkins knows there's nothing better than the naked eye to spot the dangers of the surf — rip currents and sharks.
 

Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.
Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

 

Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.
 

A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago escaped under fire on Saturday as soldiers attacked his abductors in a remote jungle, the military said.
Swiss kidnapped in '12 rescued in Philippines

 

Doctors may be able to restore the vision of at least six of the 20 people blinded by botched free cataract surgery in northern India, a government official said on Saturday.
 

A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologized for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country's 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.
 

The U.N. Security Council will meet this month on North Korea's rights record following calls to refer Pyongyang to face crimes against humanity charges, a spokesman said Friday.
 

A New Zealand man who faces the death penalty if convicted of drugs charges in Indonesia appears to be the victim of an online dating scam, according to his family Saturday.
 

Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger Saturday, the second writer seized in the last two weeks as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.
 
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