Asia-Pacific
  • The Afghan president's office says a judicial panel has ruled that administrative detention runs counter to the country's laws, potentially thwarting a U.S. plan to hand over detainees.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • In this photo taken on Jan. 13, 2012, family members of Myanmar prisoners wait in front of Myanmar's notorious Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The Information Ministry did not name the prisoners, so it was unclear how many political detainees were among them.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, Myanmar opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Yangon International airport, Myanmar, to depart for the U.S. in Yangon. Suu Kyi left Sunday on her first U.S. trip since she was put under house arrest in 1990.

    Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored in Washington this week and presented Congress's highest award.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, center, attends an activity to mark this year's National Science Popularization Day at China Agricultural University in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2012.

    State media said Xi toured a university in Beijing, but offered no explanation of why he had dropped from sight.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • This photo taken Sept. 12, 2012, shows a grand, aging, red-brick house in Washington, concealed by a pair of towering magnolia trees that has become an unlikely setting for South Korea's festering grievances against Japan that are a sign of growing tensions between two staunch U.S. allies.

    A grand, aging, red-brick house in Washington concealed by a pair of towering magnolia trees has become an unlikely setting for South Korea's festering grievances against Japan.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT
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  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Pakistani customers from the tribal area of Waziristan buy fertilizer at a shop in Bannu, Pakistan.

    Pakistan's effort to cut off the flow of fertilizer to militants using it to make bombs in this key tribal sanctuary along the Afghan border has outraged local farmers.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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