09/04/2013 2:44amA disabled man in eastern China hanged himself after sending police a text message saying he wished to donate his organs, but the local Red Cross said it could not accept the offer, state media reported Wednesday.
09/04/2013 3:21amTwo provincial officials have been kicked out of China's ruling Communist Party and sent for prosecution amid a spreading crackdown on corruption, the party's watchdog body said Wednesday.
09/04/2013 3:32amAuthorities have scooped up around 100,000 kilograms (220,000 pounds) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant, environmental officials and state media said Wednesday, in a reminder of the pollution plaguing the country.
09/04/2013 4:03amAn international human rights group has urged Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the security of activists, journalists and others who met with the United Nations' rights chief during her recent visit to the island nation.
09/04/2013 5:07amNew revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years. The government announced this week that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build an underground "ice wall" around the reactor and turbine buildings and develop an advanced water treatment system. A look at the problem, and the potential risks to fish and the humans who eat them.
09/04/2013 5:10amIndia, a nation of 1.2 billion people, has 28 states. Some would rank among the world's most populous countries.