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US businessman accused of being mob boss in China

10/18/2013 1:15am
When more than 500 policemen swooped in to arrest 40 suspected gangsters in southern China last year, the alleged kingpin was a Los Angeles businessman who had hoisted an American flag amid a crowd to welcome Xi Jinping, now China's president, to California.

Myanmar police: Bombers trying to scare investors

10/18/2013 9:55am
Bombings that have rocked Myanmar were aimed at scaring away foreign investors, the national police chief said Friday in the commercial capital, where a blast at a luxury hotel wounded an American woman.

UN expert urges US to reveal civilian drone deaths

10/18/2013 11:14am
A U.N. expert on Friday called on the United States to reveal the number of civilians it believes have been killed by American drone strikes targeting Islamic militants.

Top Chinese university expels outspoken economist

10/18/2013 9:20pm
An elite Chinese university has decided to expel an outspoken economist who champions free speech and the rule of law, a move critics say underscores the Communist Party's intolerance for discussion of democratic values that it believes threatens its legitimacy.