OSH, Kyrgyzstan - A journalist for a U.S.-funded radio station went on trial Thursday in Uzbekistan on charges including slander and posing a threat to public order, an Uzbek rights group said.

KOKAND, Uzbekistan - For one month a year, from morning to night, Dilorom Nishanova grows silkworms, a painstaking and exhausting job.

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - A group of 25 Islamic militants serving time on terrorism charges have escaped from a prison in Tajikistan's capital after dramatic assaults that left at least five guards dead, the security services said Monday.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Election officials in Kyrgyzstan say the Central Asian nation's public has overwhelmingly backed a new constitution.

OSH, Kyrgyzstan - Investigators in southern Kyrgyzstan began exhuming the bodies of those killed during rampages against the Uzbek minority as tensions rose ahead of Sunday's constitutional referendum.
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