COLOMBO (AFP) - A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk died on Saturday of severe burns a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle, an official said.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - A former sex slave has said a Japanese mayor's remarks about Japan's wartime sex slavery are "absurd".
KABUL (AFP) - The Afghan government lauded its security forces Saturday for beating back a Taliban assault on central Kabul that left one policeman, two civilians and all four militants dead.
COLOMBO (AFP) - A Sri Lankan monk was fighting for his life Saturday, a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle, an official said.
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Between 35 and 40 percent of workers at Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc's Indonesian unit returned to work on Saturday to carry out maintenance work after a training tunnel collapse that killed 28 people, a union official said.