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AP names Moritsugu bureau chief for Japan

09/10/2013 1:51am
The Associated Press has named its Asia-Pacific enterprise editor, Ken Moritsugu, as chief of bureau for Japan.

China's Xi evokes Mao; targets critics, corruption

09/10/2013 2:18am
He rolls up his pants in a downpour, holds his own umbrella and reminisces with villagers about the good old days. In nearly 10 months as China's leader, Xi Jinping has projected himself as a man of the people in a Mao Zedong-inspired propaganda push to connect with an alienated public.

US warns of North Korean chemical weapons threat

09/10/2013 3:07am
The United States is trying to enlist Beijing's support for military action against Syria by arguing that it would help deter North Korea from using chemical weapons and threatening security in China's neighborhood, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Family of ex-dictator in SKorea to pay back money

09/10/2013 4:07am
A son of ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan said Tuesday his family will pay back the money his father amassed for a huge slush fund during his corrupt 1980s rule in South Korea.

China warns of jail for viral posts deemed libel

09/10/2013 5:49am
Chinese authorities have further tightened controls of its social media, warning that people who post comments deemed libelous and that are reposted 500 or more times will face defamation charges and up to three years in prison.

Bangladesh orders legal action against Yunus

09/10/2013 8:14am
The Bangladesh government has ordered legal action against the country's Nobel laureate Muhamamd Yunus, accusing him of evading taxes on overseas income, including from book royalties, speeches at conferences and numerous awards.

Indonesian policeman killed in downtown Jakarta

09/10/2013 11:00am
Two men riding a motorcycle fatally shot a police officer Tuesday in front of Indonesia's anti-graft commission.

Sri Lanka military accused of backing ruling party

09/10/2013 11:24am
Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party has accused the military of campaigning on behalf of the ruling coalition in provincial elections in the country's former northern war zone. The military denied the allegation.

Japan boosts security near isles in China dispute

09/10/2013 10:27pm
Japan has increased security around a group of disputed islands it nationalized one year ago Wednesday amid strong protests from China, which also claims them and has been stepping up patrols of its own.

Chinese developer declared new richest tycoon

09/10/2013 10:57pm
A billionaire Chinese real estate developer who bought one of the biggest U.S. cinema chains last year has emerged as the country's new richest tycoon.

Taiwan ruling party mulls action against speaker

09/10/2013 10:58pm
The disciplinary panel of Taiwan's ruling party has suspended the veteran legislative speaker, a move that portends potential problems for the China-friendly approach of President Ma Ying-jeou.