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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The U.S. State Department says North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American.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.
Chinese boy's eyes gouged out, police hunt suspect

Chinese boy's eyes gouged out, police hunt suspect Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A six-year-old boy in China had his eyes gouged out, blinding him for life, reports said Tuesday, in a gruesome attack that may have been carried out by a ruthless organ trafficker.

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.

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