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Two Japanese Hostages, as Different as Can Be, Linked by Fate in Syria

published about 3 hours ago
Two Japanese Hostages, as Different as Can Be, Linked by Fate in Syria
The surviving hostage is a respected journalist, while the other man was a lost soul who had attempted suicide and seemed to become unhinged by setbacks in life.

World Briefing: The Philippines: Police and Rebels Clash

published about 3 hours ago
More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents on Sunday in the southern Philippines.

Chitresh Das, Influential Performer and Educator of Indian Dance, Dies at 70

published about 3 hours ago
Chitresh Das, Influential Performer and Educator of Indian Dance, Dies at 70
Mr. Das helped popularize kathak, one of the most prominent forms of classical Indian dance and the only one that has roots in both Muslim and Hindu traditions.

World Briefing: Indonesia: Jet’s Wreckage Sinks Again

published about 3 hours ago
The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.

Widespread Blackout in Pakistan Deals Another Blow to Government

published about 13 hours ago
Even with a partial restoration of power in the capital, Islamabad, and the most populous city, Karachi, 80 percent of the country remained without power after an apparent militant attack.