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China formally abolishes re-education labor camps

12/28/2013 2:40am
In a step toward rule of law, China's national legislature on Saturday voted to abolish a much-criticized penal system that allowed police to lock up people for up to four years without due process.

Anti-corruption crusader sworn in as Delhi chief

12/28/2013 3:46am
Tens of thousands of people cheered Saturday as an anti-corruption crusader who heads a new political party vowing to uproot graft from Indian politics was sworn in as the chief minister of India's capital.

Suu Kyi's party to contest 2015 Myanmar elections

12/28/2013 5:56am
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country's constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.

Chinese city dismisses lawmakers over vote fraud

12/28/2013 6:28am
A city in southern China has dismissed most members of its legislature after they were found to have taken millions of dollars in bribes in a massive election fraud, a Communist Party-run newspaper reported Saturday.

Beijing bun shop gets China's president as diner

12/28/2013 10:00pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in unexpectedly at a traditional Beijing bun shop, where he queued up, ordered and paid for a simple lunch of buns stuffed with pork and onions, green vegetables, and stewed pig livers and intestines.

China formalizes easing of one-child policy

12/28/2013 10:41pm
China on Saturday formally allowed couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child, the first major easing of its 3-decade-old restrictive birth policy.

18 mourners killed in Indonesia road collision

12/28/2013 11:45pm
An overcrowded pickup van with dozens of mourners slammed into a truck on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 18 people and injuring 14 others, police said Sunday.