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Thai officials seize illegal ivory at airport

08/30/2013 4:00am
Thai customs officials said Friday they have seized 105 kilograms (230 pounds) of smuggled ivory worth 16 million baht ($500,000) at Bangkok's international airport.

Report: China to investigate former security czar

08/30/2013 4:45am
China's top leaders have endorsed a corruption investigation into a former security czar who was until recently one of the country's most powerful politicians, a Hong Kong newspaper said Friday, in what would make him the most senior official targeted for graft in recent decades.

China fines brokerage $85M for stock market chaos

08/30/2013 4:48am
One of China's biggest securities firms was fined a record $85 million on Friday and its former CEO was banned from the industry after computerized trading mistakes caused wild swings in Chinese stock prices two weeks ago.

Indonesia upholds death sentence for British woman

08/30/2013 9:01am
Indonesia's highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday.

Dunkin' Donuts apologizes for blackface advert

08/30/2013 9:17pm
Dunkin' Donuts has apologized for the "insensitivity" of an advertising campaign in Thailand featuring a woman in blackface makeup to promote a new chocolate flavored doughnut.