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Ahmed Kathrada, S. African Anti-Apartheid Leader, 87

JOHANNESBURG — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for acts of sabotage against South Africa's previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Asian Markets Mostly Higher After Wall Street Sinks

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought.

Bangkok Woman Busted Selling Slow Lorises via Facebook

BANGKOK — Police said Tuesday they are looking for more animal traffickers after a woman was arrested for possessing and selling slow lorises from her eastern Bangkok home.

Cyclone Hits Aussie Islands Lifting Roofs, Cutting Power (Video)

TOWNSVILLE, Australia — A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said.

Red Bull Heir Enjoys Jet-Set Life 4 Years After Hit-and-Run

BANGKOK — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

Battle in US Court Over Right to Name Child ‘Allah’

ATLANTA — A civil rights group sued Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah."

It’s Official: Bangkok BRT Won’t be Shut Down

BANGKOK — The capital’s rapid bus transit system will continue moving passengers through southern Bangkok – at a higher fare – after it won a stay of execution from the governor Monday.

Doctor Who Admits to Assaulting Nurse Transferred to Another Hospital

LAMPANG — A doctor who police in northern Thailand said Monday has confessed to sexually assaulting a nurse in the workplace is still working at another hospital.

CP Denies Supporting Duterte Drug War

BANGKOK— Thailand’s largest conglomerate on Monday denied reports it pledged millions of baht to support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Charoen Pokphand Group,...

Search Called Off for Missing Russian Woman on Koh Tao

KOH TAO — Koh Tao police said on Monday they were no longer searching for a missing Russian tourist after finding no sign of her.

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