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Myanmar's surreal capital now less of a ghost town

12/11/2013 1:31am
Watched around the clock, bathed twice a day and otherwise pampered, five white elephants are munching on choice greenery in Myanmar's vast, remote and surreal capital. Above them soars a shimmering, gold-plated pagoda.

GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017

12/11/2013 2:07am
General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition.

Looking for democracy in Thailand's Democrat Party

12/11/2013 3:52am
The Democrat Party has seen the enemy.

Farmers' market fire in southern China kills 16

12/11/2013 6:13am
An overnight fire at a farmers' market in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured five others, local authorities said Wednesday.

China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest

12/11/2013 6:22am
A dozen residents of a central Chinese city protested the demolition of their homes by drinking pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system.

Pakistan: lawyer of doctor who helped CIA has fled

12/11/2013 10:15am
The main lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden fled Pakistan on Wednesday after receiving death threats from militants, his colleagues said.

US general: Afghan pullout could reverse gains

12/11/2013 11:41am
America's top military officer warned the withdrawal of most U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan by the end of next year could reverse gains made in the war against the Taliban and further destabilize the region.

Court says Apple did not violate Samsung patents

12/11/2013 7:00pm
A Seoul court denied Samsung's claim that Apple violated three of its patent related to short message services.

New Zealand drops charges against deadly mine boss

12/11/2013 8:25pm
New Zealand's government on Thursday dropped all charges against the former boss of a coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion and instead accepted a financial settlement _ a decision that left some of the victim's relatives angry.

Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

12/11/2013 10:48pm
Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.

Former Thai premier charged with murder

12/11/2013 11:20pm
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been formally charged with murder in connection with the 2010 deaths of protesters killed during a crackdown on anti-government demonstrators, amid weeks of renewed protests.