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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Asia

Rangoon on List for Big Weather Disasters

By SETH BORENSTEIN / AP WRITER
Report claims global warming will bring such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations including Burma should prepare for unprecedented onslaught of deadly weather disasters.

More Than 100 Orangutans Lost in Indonesian Fires

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest kill a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans living there and all may be lost this year.

North Korea Rocket Could Cause Casualties: US

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON / AP WRITER
Debris from a rocket launch planned by North Korea next month could cause casualties, warns a senior US military official.

Police Bust Asian Human Trafficking Ring

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people as part of a yearlong, multination operation against asian human trafficking networks.

Vietnam Revokes Visas of Church Officials

By VICTOR L. SIMPSON / AP WRITER
Vietnam revokes visas of three representatives of the Roman Catholic church seeking to hold talks about the possible beatification of a cardinal forced into exile.

Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire at Anti-China Protest

By TIM SULLIVAN / AP WRITER
A Tibetan exile lit himself on fire and ran shouting through a demonstration in New Delhi just before a visit by China's president.

Monkey Importer Faces Cruelty Charges Over Thai Shipment

By LINDA DEUTSCH / AP WRITER
Jurors saw images of wide-eyed little monkeys inside crates as an importer of research animals faces cruelty charges after 15 primates died en route to Bangkok.

Authorities Postpone By-elections in Restive North

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Election authorities in Burma have postponed voting in three of 48 constituencies in the April 1 by-election because of what the military-backed government says are security concerns.

Indian Rebels Release One of Two Italian Hostages

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Maoist rebels release one of two Italians who were abducted 11 days ago in a remote area of eastern India.

India Lost $210 Billion on Coalfield Sales: Audit

By NIRMALA GEORGE / AP WRITER
India's scandal-plagued government lost hundreds of billions of dollars by selling coalfields to companies without competitive bidding, according to a leaked audit report.

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