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Japan postpones launch of new, cheaper rocket

08/27/2013 2:23am
Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem that aborted the countdown 19 seconds before it was supposed to blast off.

Philip Morris wins small victory in Thailand

08/27/2013 4:39am
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has won a temporary victory in its fight to keep larger health warnings off cigarettes for sale in Thailand.

Openness in Bo trial ended when he accused bosses

08/27/2013 4:41am
As a Chinese court poured out details from disgraced politician Bo Xilai's trial, it released two transcripts that accidentally revealed the limits of China's rare display of judicial openness.

China arrests British, American investigators

08/27/2013 5:37am
Beijing is tightening control over trade in information that can help companies find their way through China's secretive business world.

China investigates 3 more oil company officials

08/27/2013 5:58am
Chinese authorities broadened a corruption investigation at the country's biggest oil company on Tuesday, adding three more top officials to the probe.

Fast plant is boost for Japan auto also-ran Mazda

08/27/2013 6:35am
Mazda, the longtime also-ran of Japanese automakers, says it came up with innovations in nearly every step of auto manufacturing for a super-efficient assembly line that rolls off vehicles at a stunning rate of one every 54 seconds.

Maoist rebels kill 5 soldiers in eastern India

08/27/2013 6:50am
Maoist rebels ambushed a paramilitary patrol in eastern India on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding two others, the home minister said.

Assange dons wig in Australian Internet parody

08/27/2013 6:51am
In a departure from his public image as the ever-earnest fugitive, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has donned a long blond wig to star in a video parody of an Australian singing legend filmed in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Frenchman in Cambodia gets 7 years for child sex

08/27/2013 7:23am
A Cambodian court on Tuesday sentenced a Frenchman with a history of allegations of child molestation to seven years in prison for paying for sex with minors.

Hagel: US forces ready to strike Syria if ordered

08/27/2013 5:16pm
U.S. forces are now ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

Q&A on turmoil in emerging Asian markets

08/27/2013 6:23pm
From India to Indonesia, the currencies and stock markets of emerging economies have been roiled by speculation about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start scaling back monetary stimulus that has kept interest rates ultra-low and sent investors to developing markets in search of higher returns. Separately, Asian economies that had been star performers are now in the dumps and the ebbing investment tide has sparked fears the region will suffer a rerun of its 1997-98 financial crisis.

AP PHOTOS: Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

08/27/2013 6:28pm
 The gates of hell have opened. Its ghosts have been let loose to roam on earth and visit the homes of their relatives.

Air China profit rises on yuan gains

08/27/2013 10:45pm
State-owned Air China's half-year profit rose 10 percent as foreign currency gains more than made up for declining passenger and cargo revenue.