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Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Night Raids

published about 1 hour ago
The government of President Ashraf Ghani has cleared the way for special forces raids, blocked by former President Hamid Karzai, to resume in 2015.

Rescuers Pull Survivors From Collapsed Houses After Earthquake in Japan

published about 6 hours ago
Rescuers Pull Survivors From Collapsed Houses After Earthquake in Japan
The earthquake in central Japan near the city of Nagano injured at least 40 people, damaged dozens of buildings and forced hundreds into emergency shelters.

Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens of People at Volleyball Match in Afghanistan

published about 7 hours ago
The bomber set off his explosives in a crowd gathered to watch a regional volleyball tournament in Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.

China Said to Be Building Airstrip-Capable Area in Disputed Waters

published about 8 hours ago
A report from IHS Jane’s Defence says the operation is designed to coerce other countries to relinquish territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Prosecution of Uighur Students Underscores Perils of Chinese Clampdown

published about 13 hours ago
At least three students are expected to stand trial on Tuesday on charges of having worked for the imprisoned activist Ilham Tohti.