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China's Internet hit by biggest cyberattack in its history Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

The Chinese government said that they were hit with the largest denial-of-service (DoS) attack ever.
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's corruption trial ends Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

A prosecutor has urged a Chinese court to punish Bo Xilai, the disgraced politician, with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power.
Bo Xilai's trial continues for 3rd day in China

Bo Xilai's trial continues for 3rd day in China Sat, 24 Aug, 2013

The trial of former political heavyweight Bo Xilai stretched into a third day Saturday, as observers reveled in the twists and turns of proceedings covering everything from corruption, to murder and alleged insanity.
Trial resumes for ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai

Trial resumes for ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

The trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has resumed a day after he fiercely denied charges of bribery.

Versace to open Macau luxury hotel Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Italian fashion house Versace says it has signed a deal to build a luxury hotel at a casino-resort in Macau, the world's top gambling market.
Thai court sentences Iranians for bombing

Thai court sentences Iranians for bombing Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

Thailand has sentenced two Iranian men to prison for involvement in a foiled bombing plot.
Ousted politician Bo Xilai goes on trial in China

Ousted politician Bo Xilai goes on trial in China Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai appeared in public for the first time in more than a year on Thursday to face trial in eastern China, the final chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.
Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead

Australian doctors bring woman back from the dead Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Australian doctors at the MonashHeart Medical Center in Melbourne have brought back to life a woman Vanessa Tanasio, who was clinically dead for 42 minutes. 
Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami

Taiwan braces for Tropical Storm Trami Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Tropical Storm Trami was centered 210 kilometers east of Taipei as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to dump at least 350 mm of rain in most parts of Taiwan between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident'

Fukushima radiation leak 'a serious incident' Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Japan has raised the severity of the latest leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, now describing it as a "serious radiation incident"
Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Radioactive water leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. 
Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines

Heavy rains, floods batter Philippines Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Philippine capital Manila and surrounding areas for a second straight day, flooding streets and shutting down financial markets and government offices.
Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand

Gay marriage law comes into effect in New Zealand Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage. 
South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills

South Korea, U.S. begin two-week joint war drills Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

South Korea launched a military drill Monday with the United States against a simulated North Korean invasion, even as a recent easing of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang gathered momentum.
Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Volcano in southern Japan erupts Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

A volcano in southern Japan has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash 3.1 miles high.

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