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Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

By Katy Daigle AP Environment Writer VAISHALI, India (AP) — The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22, World News0 Comments

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

Son says China espionage inquiry ‘mindboggling’

By Jeremy Hainsworth Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The son of a Canadian couple arrested in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets about military and national defense research said Friday the situation is “mindboggling.’’

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Posted in Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22, World News0 Comments

Korean martyrs’ descendants feel pride and burden

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP)— They died well over a century ago, but the 124 Korean Catholic martyrs who will be honored by Pope Francis this week still have a hold over many of their descendants—even even some who learned of their sacrifices only in recent years, or whose families are […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/22, World News0 Comments

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country’s far west.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/15, World News0 Comments

How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for

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Posted in Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/15, World News1 Comment

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press XIXI, Taiwan (AP) The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a

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Posted in Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8, World News0 Comments

China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country’s southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8, World News0 Comments

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8, World News0 Comments

Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief

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Posted in Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8, World News0 Comments

Filipino protesters denounce China’s “bullying”

MANILA, Philippines (AP) —  About 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched Thursday to the Chinese consulate in Manila to protest China’s actions in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8, World News1 Comment

McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

By Joe McDonald AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1, World News0 Comments

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

By Mike Ives The Associated Press VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) — When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/1, World News0 Comments

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Protesters clashed on July 4 with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18, World News0 Comments

North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/27, World News0 Comments

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

By Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) –The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City. Alexander Imich was 111. His niece says Imich died on June 8 at his home in Manhattan, after his health deteriorated in the past two weeks. Imich was born in 1903 in a town […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/27, World News0 Comments

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China is preparing for 2 million extra babies each year as a result of a loosening of its “one child per family” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, Chinese health officials said on May 29.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about pro-democracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/13, World News0 Comments

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