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Toyota vows fuel cell model by 2015 in green push

11/20/2013 1:58am
Toyota is promising a mass-produced fuel cell car by 2015 in the latest ambitious push to go green by an industry long skeptical about the super-clean technology that runs on hydrogen.

US ambassador to China to step down early in 2014

11/20/2013 2:33am
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who oversaw the handling of potential crises over the flights to U.S. diplomatic missions by a persecuted legal activist and a high-profile police chief, said Wednesday he will step down early next year.

Syria, human rights on agenda for China-EU summit

11/20/2013 2:45am
The conflict in Syria, human rights and a range of trade and development issues will be on the agenda for the European Union's first summit with China's new leadership on Thursday.

From '04 tsunami recovery, lessons for Philippines

11/20/2013 4:13am
The man who steered Indonesia to recovery after the 2004 tsunami has some cautionary words for the Philippines as it begins planning reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors will get angry about living in tents well before permanent houses are ready, and inflation will soon make those houses much more expensive to build.

China displeased with Spanish court's arrest order

11/20/2013 4:24am
China expressed its strong displeasure Wednesday over a Spanish court's arrest orders for several former Chinese leaders including retired President Jiang Zemin in an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet, and called the accusations leveled by pro-Tibetan groups `'despicable."

Thai court ruling deals new blow to government

11/20/2013 7:49am
Thailand's embattled government received a sharp scolding Wednesday from the country's top court, with a ruling on constitutional change suggesting that the conservative political establishment is still not ready to reconcile with forces supporting former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.

Afghan election season off to a messy start

11/20/2013 4:17pm
With Afghanistan's next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country's efforts to build a democracy.

US surgeon gets suspended sentence in Australia

11/20/2013 7:34pm
An American surgeon once accused of killing up to 13 patients through botched operations walked free from an Australian court on Thursday after being given a two-year suspended prison sentence for lying to get a job in a public hospital.

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

11/20/2013 8:28pm
Myanmar may have a new tallest mountain, though so far it seems quite happy with the old one.

Thailand's $69.5B transport plan faces legal test

11/20/2013 9:58pm
Thailand's plans to plow $69.5 billion into building high-speed train lines and other transport infrastructure are in limbo after the main opposition party launched a legal challenge to the spending.