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  • British hostage seized by Islamic State with Foley appears in new video

    WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on the Internet.
  • Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Asia's top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female competitors for the London...

    China to try Uighur professor on charges of separatism

    A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China’s policies toward ethnic minorities is heading to trial Wednesday on charges of separatism. Ilham Tohti, 44, was detained in January. A scholar at Beijing’s Minzu...

    Vietnam urged to tackle 'alarming' rate of police abuse

    HANOI (Reuters) - Abuses by Vietnam's powerful police force are occurring at an alarming rate, a rights group said on Tuesday, and it urged the government to rein in offenders and create agencies to investigate complaints of beatings, torture and...

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
    The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of...