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Chinese leaders face pressure for economic change

11/07/2013 12:40am
Facing pressure to overhaul a worn-out growth model, China's leaders are promising dramatic changes at a weekend meeting that reform advocates hope will make history by unleashing a new wave of economic transformation.

Taiwan, Singapore sign trade deal

11/07/2013 4:43am
Taiwan on Thursday signed a trade deal with Singapore, part of the island's efforts to reduce reliance on the Chinese market.

North Korea says SKorean spy arrested in capital

11/07/2013 6:11am
North Korea's security agency said Thursday it arrested a South Korean spy in Pyongyang who intended to rally anti-government forces, a claim that intelligence officials in Seoul quickly called ridiculous and groundless.

Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban chief

11/07/2013 11:57am
The ruthless commander behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as well as a series of bombings and beheadings was chosen Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone strike killed the previous chief.

Correction: China-Uighurs Under Scrutiny story

11/07/2013 8:03pm
In a story Oct. 30 about China's minority Uighurs facing increased police scrutiny, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kashgar is the capital of Xinjiang. The capital is Urumqi.

Letter handed to emperor causes uproar in Japan

11/07/2013 9:25pm
A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor.

China says suspect arrested in deadly bomb attack

11/07/2013 9:29pm
Chinese police on Friday arrested an ex-convict suspected of setting off a series of explosions outside ruling Communist Party offices in a northern city that killed one person and wounded eight.

Asiana posts 1st profit in 3 quarters

11/07/2013 11:37pm
Asiana Airlines Inc. reported its first profitable quarter this year as travel peaked during the fall holidays.