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Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.
 

The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest and tap into resource-rich markets.
 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced hope Monday of finding common cause with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hailing the nations' ties as “indispensable” despite recent friction.
 

Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.
 

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was “unhealthy” on Tuesday, with one town reaching “very unhealthy” levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
 

South Korea logged a current account surplus of nearly US$8.0 billion in June, slightly down from the May figure as import growth outpaced exports, the central Bank of Korea said Tuesday.
 

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.
 

Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.
 

Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.
Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

 

Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified at the murder trial of the captain and crew Monday how they were left to fend for themselves in the sinking vessel.
 
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