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Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

Praise for Srikanth, Nehwal after China victories

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s not cricket. But that hasn’t stopped the Indian media and sports fraternity marveling at a performance few people thought they’d ever see.

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Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.

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China wants Uighur refugees back from Thailand

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — More than 200 refugees detained in Thailand earlier this year are believed to be Chinese Uighurs and should be repatriated, a Chinese consul said, dismissing concerns they will be mistreated.

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American questioned for shipping human body parts

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an infant’s head, a baby’s foot and an adult heart.

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Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

Tense turns in freeing US captives in North Korea

By Calvin Woodward Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North Korean officials wanted a diplomatic concession of some sort in return for freeing the men and Clapper had none to offer. […]

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Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name.

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Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong.

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China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

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Posted in Features 48, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28, World News0 Comments

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

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Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21, World News0 Comments

China and Japan agree to resume dialogue

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan reached agreement to ramp up high-level contacts, the strongest indication yet of a possible meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at next week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

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Myanmar-Rohingya Trafficking — Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

By Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan Associated Press MYIN HLUT, Myanmar (AP) — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.

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No baby boom from easing of China’s 1-child policy

BEIJING (AP) — Despite earlier estimates that new exemptions to China’s one-child policy would add up to 2 million extra births per year, only 700,000 newly qualified couples applied to have a second child this year, a Chinese official said.

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Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

By Donna Bankinship and Josh Lederman Associated Press SEATTLE (AP)—Kenneth Bae arrived home after two years of imprisonment in North

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Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Poverty restricts options.

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Thai man convicted of defaming king on Facebook

Thai man convicted of defaming king on Facebook

AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country’s king.

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Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is a millionaire

Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is a millionaire

AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released the asset declarations of the 33 Cabinet ministers, 25 of whom are millionaires in dollar terms.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/14, World News0 Comments

British man charged in Hong Kong double killing

British man charged in Hong Kong double killing

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday that they had charged a British man with killing two women, including one whose body was found inside a suitcase on the balcony of the man’s upscale apartment.

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Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) – Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of receiving bribes, in the country’s largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

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Marijuana’s controversy in China

Marijuana’s controversy in China

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Several Chinese actors were recently arrested for possession of marijuana. The most famous is probably

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