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Rights group says China detains legal activist

08/17/2013 5:24am
Chinese authorities have detained Yang Maodong, a leading member of the country's loose New Citizens campaign that promotes democratic rights, his friend and an international human rights advocacy group said Saturday.

Floods in China's northeast kill 25

08/17/2013 6:41am
At least 25 people have died in storms and floods in China's northeast in the past week, local authorities and state media reported.

Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

08/17/2013 7:19am
A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of another in a rare show of leniency by the country's Communist authorities.

Malaysia punishes Singaporean in prayer room row

08/17/2013 8:04am
Malaysian authorities on Saturday revoked the immigration privileges held by a Singaporean man who offended some Muslims by allegedly letting Buddhists use an Islamic prayer room.