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Dairy CEO: Infant formula botulism scare is over

08/07/2013 12:21am
The chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said Wednesday the risk that people could contract botulism from infant formula made with the company's whey concentrate has ended.

Taiwan names military man as defense minister

08/07/2013 2:10am
Taiwan on Wednesday named a military man as its new defense minister, less than 24 hours after his civilian predecessor resigned just six days into his tenure.

Boeing 737 skids off Thai runway; no injuries

08/07/2013 2:33am
Authorities have temporarily shut down an airport on Thailand's southern coast after an airplane skidded off the runway. All 142 passengers and crew on board were safe.

China fines 6 milk suppliers in price-fixing probe

08/07/2013 3:34am
China announced Wednesday it has fined six milk suppliers, including Mead Johnson and New Zealand's Fonterra, a total of $108 million for price-fixing after an investigation that shook the country's fast-growing dairy market.

HK nabs $5.3M in ivory, rhino horns, leopard skins

08/07/2013 4:04am
Hong Kong customs officials have seized a shipment of illegal ivory, rhino horns and leopard skins worth $5.3 million in the territory's second big bust of endangered species products in a month.

Chinese judges punished in prostitution scandal

08/07/2013 5:28am
Two top Shanghai judges and another court official caught on a videotape apparently taking prostitutes to hotel rooms after dining with a contractor have been stripped of Communist Party membership and will likely lose their jobs.

6 militants face charges for Philippines bombing

08/07/2013 6:26am
Philippine police have filed murder complaints against six Muslim militants from a little-known al-Qaida-inspired group they blamed for a bombing last month that killed eight people in a crowded bar in the south, officials said Wednesday.

Botulism scare shows NZ reliance on dairy monopoly

08/07/2013 6:49pm
When dirty pipes at a rural New Zealand milk factory put the entire nation on high alert, it was an unsettling reminder for many New Zealanders that their prosperity is tied to a single company.