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Chinese court hears case against ex-bank manager

09/29/2013 2:52am
A court in northeast China has begun hearing a fraud and embezzlement case involving a bank branch manager who spent eight years in Canada before returning last year to face the charges against him.

Chinese ex-banker sentenced for ID fakery

09/29/2013 3:14am
A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced a former banking official who amassed a real estate empire of at least 45 properties under multiple fake identities to three years in jail, state media reported.

China pilot free trade zone opens in reform push

09/29/2013 7:51am
Operations formally kicked off Sunday at a new free trade zone in Shanghai that China's government has billed as a major step for financial reforms and economic experimentation, but significant changes look to be years away.

Death toll hits 29 in Indonesia boat sinking

09/29/2013 9:30am
The death toll in the sinking of a boat carrying asylum seekers off Indonesia's coast rose to 29 on Sunday, with dozens more believed to still be missing, an official said.

Australia's new PM makes maiden trip to Indonesia

09/29/2013 9:58pm
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is traveling to Indonesia on Monday for his first trip abroad since taking office, a two-day visit that will likely be dominated by immigration issues.