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Hundreds Escape as Mudslides Bury Homes in Taiwan

The survivors, about 700, had made a narrow escape to safety just before the walls of mud and rock buried their homes, Reuters reported

Muslim Teen Who Became Christian Fears for Her Life

An Ohio teenager says she ran away from home to Florida because her family threatened to kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity, local media reported.

Proof First Casualty of Pakistani Propaganda War

Finding and killing Pakistan's most-wanted militant was a difficult task. Proving his death may be even harder.

Taliban Chief Writes 'Handbook' to Win Afghan Support

As elections near, Mullah Mohammad Omar, commander of Taliban forces, has released a code-of-ethics handbook in an effort to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

'iPad': Analysts Expect Apple to Release Tablet Computer

A highly respected senior research analyst says representatives of an Asian component manufacturer told him that they had received orders from Apple for parts to build a tablet computer — a project code-named "Touch."

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Burma

A Burmese court found democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty Tuesday of violating her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home.

911 Callers Give Eyewitness Accounts of River Crash

It seemed immediately clear to witnesses there were going to be no survivors.

Dispatches From Afghanistan: Resurrection

Michael Yon, an independent journalist and former Green Beret, is in Afghanistan reporting on the war against Al Qaeda terrorists and the Taliban.