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East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

BEIJING — The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chinese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters.

Pakistani army says Indian fire kills 4 soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's military says Indian troops have fired across the border in the divided region of Kashmir, killing four Pakistani soldiers in the latest cease-fire violation in the disputed Himalayan region.
US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

TOKYO — The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region.

The Latest: Tremor occurred before floor collapse in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on a structural collapse at stock exchange tower in Indonesia's capital Jakarta (all times local): 2:15 p.m.
Germany's elite unit to grow by a third due to terror fears

Germany's elite unit to grow by a third due to terror fears

BERLIN — The head of Germany's elite paramilitary unit says it will be increased by a third and will open a second base due to increased terror threats.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links

NEW DELHI — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu in Hebrew and stressed the close friendship between the two leaders and their countries as officials from both sides signed several agreements Monday on defence , t

15 hurt in knife incident at Russian school

MOSCOW — Russian authorities say 15 people have been hurt in a knife incident at a school in the Ural mountains city of Perm.

UN team in Kabul to show support for war-weary Afghanistan

KABUL — A top level U.N. Security Council delegation that included U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley visited Kabul and met with the Afghan authorities, the government and the United Nations said Monday.
Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

Lego plans video games, social network for Chinese children

LONDON — Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet firm Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children.
Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

LEGAZPI, Philippines — Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.