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China building fourth Antarctic base

12/19/2013 12:27am
Burgeoning scientific power China is starting construction on its fourth Antarctic research base to enhance work on climate change and other fields.

'Village of Widows' struggles after Indian floods

12/19/2013 6:31am
The Indian government still doesn't have a final toll for the thousands of people killed in massive flash floods earlier this year, but in the Himalayan hamlet known as the Village of Widows, the loss is all too specific: 57 people killed, about a quarter of its population.

A mistreated maid? Or a profound insult?

12/19/2013 4:43pm
In New York, it looked like a straightforward case: an obscure young diplomat at the Indian consulate was accused of lying on visa forms so she could bring her maid to the U.S., paying her less than $3 an hour. The diplomat was arrested, processed through the legal system like anyone else and quickly freed on bail.

Bloomberg gets China press cards after tense delay

12/19/2013 6:25pm
Beijing has issued press credentials to financial news agency Bloomberg's China-based reporters after a tense delay seen as retaliation for the company's hard-hitting reports on the country's leaders.

Thai navy sues website over Rohingya allegations

12/19/2013 9:52pm
Thailand's navy has filed criminal defamation charges against a news website that published stories alleging Thai military involvement in the trafficking of Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya boatpeople, an editor said.

China rejects 545,000 tons of corn from US

12/19/2013 10:10pm
China has rejected 545,000 tons of imported U.S. corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain, the country's product safety agency announced Friday.

Telstra sells HK mobile firm to Li in $2.4B deal

12/19/2013 11:12pm
Australia's Telstra said Friday it was selling its Hong Kong mobile phone business to Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li's telecom company in a deal worth $2.4 billion.