Asia-Pacific
  • Asylum-seekers in rickety boats are reaching its shores in record numbers ahead of a tougher deportation policy starting in September. For many migrants, the price of haste may be death.

    In this July 29, 2012 file photo, asylum seekers who were rescued from a troubled boat adrift in heavy seas off Java while trying to reach Australia, are escorted by police officers upon arrival at a local marine police station in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • A Pakistani army soldier arranges weapons reportedly recovered from hideouts of militants in tribal areas, as they are displayed in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

    A U.S. drone strike killed the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
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  • A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

    The Korean Peninsula cleaned up Wednesday after one powerful typhoon and girded itself for another that could be particularly damaging to North Korea.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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