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Britain relaxes visa rules for Chinese visitors

10/14/2013 2:12am
Britain announced simplified visa application rules Monday that it hopes will entice more high-spending travelers from China, as the two sides eased a spat over the Dalai Lama that had disrupted economic exchanges.

Malaysia court rules non-Muslims can't use 'Allah'

10/14/2013 2:55am
A Malaysian appeals court on Monday upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by Christians in this Muslim-majority nation that the restriction violates their religious rights.

A look at recent deadly temple stampedes in India

10/14/2013 6:24am
Deadly stampedes occur frequently at temples in India, where large crowds gather in small areas with few safety or crowd control measures. Here are some of the deadliest stampedes at or near temples in recent years:

Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

10/14/2013 6:54am
Four French tourists were in critical condition after a tour bus they were riding in was hit by a truck and overturned Monday in a northwestern Indian city.

Stampede in India kills 115 during Hindu festival

10/14/2013 7:03am
Uma Devi was halfway across the bridge when people started shouting that it was collapsing.

5 things to know about China's new aged care law

10/14/2013 9:34am
Elderly parents in China can now sue their grown children for both financial and emotional support.

In aging China, old woman sues children for care

10/14/2013 9:53pm
The daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.

Mining magnate gives $62M to Aussie universities

10/14/2013 11:18pm
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest pledged on Tuesday to give 65 million Australian dollars ($62 million) to university education in his home state in one of Australia's largest philanthropic donations.

Australian Parliament to vote on carbon tax bills

10/14/2013 11:56pm
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday he hoped Parliament would pass legislation dumping Australia's carbon tax by Christmas.