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  • Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 10:12 pm
    Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction -- the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat -- is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.
  • Gunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 10:08 pm
    A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in three days, police officials said.
  • Fijians get to design new flag as nation ditches Union Jack
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 10:08 pm
    Fijians will get the opportunity to design a new flag as the country prepares to ditch Britain's Union Jack.
  • Syria expels 2 key UN humanitarian staffers
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 9:25 pm
    The Syrian government expelled two key U.N. humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliveries -- a decision that could harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city, the U.N. humanitarian chief says.
  • The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 9:22 pm
    From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 9:08 pm
    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.
  • Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 9:08 pm
    Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.
  • Hong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:52 pm
    A Hong Kong court has sentenced a woman to 6 years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality.
  • Venezuela newspaper that opposed Chavez ends daily edition
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:45 pm
    The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by the late President Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.
  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:44 pm
    French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.
  • Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:42 pm
    A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau government and Chinese state media said.
  • Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:33 pm
    A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh's capital, police said Friday.
  • Gunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 7:08 pm
    A gunman shot and killed three people Friday before he was found dead at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in three days, police officials said.
  • Chile government rejects 14-year-old's plea for euthanasia
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 6:24 pm
    Chile's government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl's plea on social media to let her "sleep forever."
  • Imprisoned Mexican drug suspects complain of poor conditions
    Associated Press | February 26, 2015 5:44 pm
    Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Thursday it has received a complaint from inmates at a maximum-security prison, reportedly including top cartel leaders, complaining of poor food and bad conditions.