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Bangladesh factories shut amid workers' protests

09/25/2013 2:05am
Police in Bangladesh used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas Wednesday to stop ongoing protests by garment workers demanding higher wages, while factory owners feared they may miss shipments to the United States and Europe.

Survey: Asia edged out by NAmerica in wealth list

09/25/2013 2:37am
Some 300,000 people joined Asia's millionaire ranks last year, according to a world wealth report released Wednesday, which also found that the region slipped behind a rebounding North America.

Delivery of first China jetliner delayed again

09/25/2013 3:19am
The delivery date of China's long-delayed first commercial jet airliner has been pushed back again, the manufacturer said Wednesday, the latest setback for China's ambitions to challenge market leaders Boeing and Airbus.

Vendor's execution draws Chinese public's sympathy

09/25/2013 3:31am
A Chinese street vendor convicted of killing two city officials was executed Wednesday despite calls for leniency, disappointing legal activists and many members of the public who say the country's justice system fails to protect the underprivileged and punishes them too harshly.

EU asks Maldives not to delay election runoff

09/25/2013 3:51am
The European Union is calling on authorities in the Maldives not to delay a presidential runoff vote after the Supreme Court postponed the election indefinitely following a complaint of alleged irregularities.

Chinese man sentenced to death for killing toddler

09/25/2013 4:58am
A Beijing court on Wednesday convicted a man of murder and sentenced him to death for hurling a toddler to the ground in a case that horrified the Chinese public.

Pakistan militant Sunni group targets minorities

09/25/2013 5:37am
A Sunni militant group known for targeting rival Muslims has emerged as a dangerous new player in Pakistan, sending a pair of suicide bombers this week to detonate themselves inside a church in the deadliest ever attack against Pakistani Christians.

Massive quake creates island off Pakistan coast

09/25/2013 2:09pm
Alongside the carnage of Pakistan's massive earthquake came a new creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth from the seabed.

Feds investigate Asiana response to SF plane crash

09/25/2013 6:02pm
Federal transportation officials are investigating whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers whose flight crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.

World Bank to fund Myanmar power plant upgrade

09/25/2013 10:11pm
The World Bank is lending Myanmar $140 million to upgrade an aging power plant in southeastern Mon state in a small step toward overcoming the country's chronic power shortages.

Cambodian murder 'scapegoats' freed

09/25/2013 11:05pm
Two Cambodian men wrongly convicted for the 2004 murder of a prominent opposition activist walked free on Thursday, one day after the country's Supreme Court ordered their release.

Attempts to link Fukushima, Hiroshima upset some

09/25/2013 11:38pm
"No more Hiroshimas!" "No more Fukushimas!" Those slogans are chanted together at rallies by Japanese who want both an end to nuclear power in the island nation and an end to nuclear weapons around the world. But many in this city, where the world's first atomic-bomb attack killed tens of thousands, are distressed by efforts to connect their suffering to the tsunami-triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.