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Australians advised to flee town near burning mine

02/28/2014 12:19am
The elderly, young children and pregnant women were advised Friday to evacuate an Australian town that has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost three weeks.

China busts major Web-based baby trafficking rings

02/28/2014 1:40am
Chinese police have rescued 382 abducted babies and arrested 1,094 suspects in a national operation that busted four major Internet-based baby trafficking rings, the Public Security Ministry said Friday.

Police: Fatal southwest China bus fire was arson

02/28/2014 5:35am
A man suspicious of his wife's infidelity has admitted to setting a fire aboard a bus that killed six people and injured 35 others this week in southwestern China, authorities said Friday.

Top Indian businessman surrenders in fraud case

02/28/2014 6:08am
A top Indian businessman surrendered to police Friday after failing to show up in court on charges that his company failed to return billions of dollars to investors.

India's anemic growth slows to 4.7 percent

02/28/2014 6:54am
India's growth decelerated to 4.7 percent in the October-December quarter last year, the government said Friday, showing that a return to the robust economic expansion of a few years ago remains far from reach.

AP PHOTOS: Portraits from a long march in Pakistan

02/28/2014 8:55am
They carried photographs of their loved ones and signs protesting their disappearance across Pakistan, a march of nearly 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) to demonstrate against security forces they alleged are responsible.

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

02/28/2014 9:04am
For six years in a row, India's monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling for pricier imports. But what looks like a looming crisis could turn out to be an almost accidental energy overhaul.

Chinese media outlet uses racial slur at US envoy

02/28/2014 3:51pm
A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.