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China's 'Brother Watch' gets 14-year prison term

09/05/2013 12:12am
A Chinese provincial official whose grinning at the scene of a deadly bus crash sparked an outcry and, eventually, led to corruption charges was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

Australia's likely new PM not particularly liked

09/05/2013 12:24am
Tony Abbott, the political pugilist who leads Australia's opposition, was once dubbed "unelectable" by a former boss, but as elections near he seems certain to become prime minister.

Group: China targets foreign companies in probes

09/05/2013 1:28am
Foreign companies believe they are unfairly being singled out for scrutiny in bribery and pricing investigations, the biggest European business group in China said Thursday.

Myanmar sentences Muslim man to 7 years in prison

09/05/2013 1:30am
A court has sentenced a Muslim man to seven years in prison for an attempted rape that sparked Buddhist-led riots in a northwestern Myanmar town late last month.

Boeing sees China's air fleet tripling in 20 years

09/05/2013 4:50am
China's airlines are likely to triple the size of their fleets over the next two decades, driven by strong economic growth and rising tourism spending, Boeing Co. said Thursday.

Indonesia jails 8 elite soldiers to up to 11 years

09/05/2013 5:18am
An Indonesian military court sentenced eight soldiers from an army special forces unit to up to 11 years in jail Thursday for their involvement in the execution of four prisoners to avenge the murder of a fellow soldier.

Second journalist killed in Philippines in a week

09/05/2013 6:10am
A Philippine newspaper editor who recently wrote about illegal gambling has been killed, the second journalist slain in the country in a week, police said Thursday.

6 indicted in death of Chinese man in detention

09/05/2013 6:55am
Chinese prosecutors have indicted six men in the death of a state industry executive who was allegedly dunked in ice water during questioning in a case that points to abuses during internal investigations by the Communist Party.

Police: Afghan militants kill female Indian author

09/05/2013 1:12pm
An Indian woman whose memoir about life under Taliban rule was turned into a Bollywood movie was shot dead Thursday by suspected members of the Islamist militia, officials said.

Afghans say Pakistanis behind mosque attack

09/05/2013 1:22pm
Afghanistan blamed a Pakistani militant group for an early morning shootout Thursday at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kabul, while also criticizing alleged anti-Afghan elements in Pakistan's intelligence apparatus.