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G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals

G20 leaders vow to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

The Group of 20 leading economies has decided to force the world's largest multinational companies to pay more taxes.
Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens

Thai rubber farmers, police clash as crisis deepens Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Rubber farmers clashed with security forces in southern Thailand as protesters torched cars and police fired tear gas in the latest unrest to shake the politically turbulent kingdom, officials said Friday.
Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident

Chinese official jailed for smiling at accident Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

A work safety official in China, seen "smiling" at the scene of a multiple-fatality accident, Thursday was sentenced to 14 years in prison for bribe-taking.
Basketball star visits North Korea

Basketball star visits North Korea Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea for what he called a trip to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and bridge some cultural gaps — but not to be a diplomat. 
Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Japanese government on Tuesday said it would spend the equivalent of $470 million to try to tackle the toxic water crisis at the country's crippled nuclear power plant. 
China fires official in oil giant corruption probe

China fires official in oil giant corruption probe Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Communist Party in China has fired the head of a body that oversees major state-owned companies and who is being investigated for corruption probably linked to the country's biggest oil company.
Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant

Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Radiation at a tank holding contaminated water at a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant has increased by a factor of 18, the plant's supervisor announced Sunday.
World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria

World protests as Obama prepares to strike Syria Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Protesters worldwide are taking to the streets — and to social media — to express their varied views on a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Scientists have discovered a hidden canyon in Greenland that is 750 kilometers long and as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China

Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed at least 11 people on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China

At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An earthquake has hit a remote mountainous part of southwest China near the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, triggering landslides that killed have killed at least 4 people and injured 10 others. 
North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy

North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

The U.S. State Department says North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American.
Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence

Indonesian supreme court upholds British Grandma's death sentence Fri, 30 Aug, 2013

Indonesia's highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday.
Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling

Australia police arrest five over people-smuggling Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Australian police have arrested five men they say facilitated dozens of dangerous sea voyages for asylum seekers, in a nationwide raid authorities say could help reduce people smuggling into Australia. 
ASEAN ministers pledge further cooperation on defense, security

ASEAN ministers pledge further cooperation on defense, security Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Southeast Asian defense ministers are expected to hold fresh talks on territorial disputes as they meet with their counterparts from elsewhere in Asia, as well as the United States on Thursday.

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