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Energy official: Power back to storm zone by 12/24

11/18/2013 1:46am
Philippine Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla pledged Monday to restore power in all typhoon-battered regions by Dec. 24.

China to test farmers' right to transfer plots

11/18/2013 2:06am
An eastern Chinese region is experimenting with letting farmers mortgage or transfer control of their publicly owned land, in what could help spread prosperity to the impoverished countryside and become one of China's most pivotal rural land reforms in 35 years.

Ivory seizures swell hidden Hong Kong cache

11/18/2013 3:26am
When Hong Kong intercepted yet another huge shipment of illegal African ivory in early October, it added to a growing headache for authorities: What exactly do you do with one of the world's biggest stockpiles of elephant tusks?

The latest on deaths, damage in Philippine typhoon

11/18/2013 4:55am
Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, according to the national crisis management agency.

Fuel removal at Fukushima plant: What's at stake?

11/18/2013 5:31am
Workers started the difficult task Monday of removing nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

Death toll in Vietnam flooding raised to 41

11/18/2013 9:37pm
The death toll from flooding caused by heavy rains in central Vietnam has risen to 41, with about 80,000 people forced from their homes, disaster officials said Tuesday.

Wife of activist in Russia urges Australian help

11/18/2013 11:48pm
The wife of an Australian Greenpeace activist under arrest in Russia over a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic has called for more intervention from the Australian government to secure his freedom.