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Chinese man with muscular dystrophy hangs himself

09/04/2013 2:44am
A 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.

2 local officials snared in China graft crackdown

09/04/2013 3:21am
Two 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.

China scoops up 100,000 kg of poisoned dead fish

09/04/2013 3:32am
Authorities 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.

Sri Lanka urged not to harass victims, activists

09/04/2013 4:03am
An 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.

Japan's radioactive water leaks: How dangerous?

09/04/2013 5:07am
New 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.

Plans for new Indian state spark demands for more

09/04/2013 5:10am
India, a nation of 1.2 billion people, has 28 states. Some would rank among the world's most populous countries.

Afghan woman sought in alleged $1.1M bank theft

09/04/2013 12:37pm
The young woman worked for three years at the Afghan bank, officials say. Then one day she vanished. As did $1.1 million.