Thousands March in Hong Kong against Extradition Law

HONG KONG Thousands of protesters have marched through downtown Hong Kong in opposition to changes to an extradition law that many see as eroding the territory’s independent legal system.Many of those taking part Sunday carried yellow umbrellas, reca…

Sri Lanka Bans Groups Suspected in Easter Attacks

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA Sri Lanka’s president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind recent suicide bombings on churches and hotels, while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe …

Myanmar Lawmaker: 50 Believed Dead in Mudslide at Jade Mine

NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday.Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after t…

US Cleaning Up Agent Orange Storage Site in Vietnam

The U.S. has begun a multimillion dollar cleanup of an airbase in Vietnam that the U.S. used during the Vietnam War to store the highly toxic chemical Agent Orange.The launch Saturday of the $183 million program at the Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho Chi …

One Dead, One Critical in Australia Nightclub Shooting

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said.Police said shots were fired from a car into a crowd standing o…