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SEOUL - A South Korean reservist went on a shooting spree that left one comrade dead and three wounded on Wednesday before shooting himself dead, as Amnesty International urged Seoul to rethink mandatory military service.
 

A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to a traumatized Nepal on Tuesday as buildings already damaged in a monster quake last month came tumbling down.
Dozens dead as new quake hits Nepal

 

A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by suspected Islamists since February.
3rd secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

 

Australia announced cuts to foreign aid, lower taxes for small businesses and cheaper child care in an annual budget that tries to balance paying off debt with energizing an economy that's being sapped by China's slowdown.
 

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee was on Tuesday found guilty of insulting Christians in a video monologue, and of distributing an obscene image of the country's founding father Lee Kuan Yew with former UK leader Margaret Thatcher.
Singapore teen guilty of slurring Christians, ex-PM Lee, Thatcher

 

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines' newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flashpoint South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China.
 

A crisis involving boatloads of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea deepened Tuesday as Malaysia said it would turn away any more of the crowded, wooden vessels unless they were sinking.
Malaysia to push back Rohingya unless boats sinking

 

Australian scientists Tuesday forecast a "substantial" El Nino weather phenomenon for 2015, potentially spelling deadly and costly climate extremes, after officially declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific.
 

KATHMANDU - A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, sending terrified residents running into the streets in the capital Kathmandu, according to witnesses and the US Geological Survey.
7.3-magnitude quake hits devastated Nepal: USGS

 

SYLHET, Bangladesh - Masked men wielding machetes stabbed a blogger and author to death Tuesday near his home in northeastern Bangladesh, police said, the third fatal attack this year against a blogger in the South Asian country.
 

Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.
Nearly 2,000 boat people rescued in SE Asia

 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving ahead this week with legislation that would boost the military's international role, in a significant shift of the country's pacifist policies.
 

The head of India's largest Tamil party was cleared of corruption Monday, a verdict that sparked wild celebrations by supporters and paved the way for the return of one of the country's most powerful politicians.
 

A powerful North Korean general who Seoul believes was behind the sinking of a South Korean warship and the shelling of one of its islands in 2010 has died, state media said Monday.
 
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