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Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sept 17 (AP) - Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago.
Patients were also dying due to a lack of basic medical equipment, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Tramboo said. Many hospitals were engulfed when the floods swamped more than 80 percent of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city of Srinagar.
"As I was examining a 1-year-old child...

Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

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Urumqi, Sep 17 (AP) - A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies went on trial Wednesday on separatism charges in the far western region of Xinjiang.
Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor in Beijing, is accused of activities...

Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

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Manila, Sep 17 (AP) - The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has...

Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case

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 New York, Sept 17 (AP) - The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer. U.S. District Judge Paul...

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

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Bangkok, Sept 17 (AP) - Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.
More than 70 police officers were deployed to Koh Tao...

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