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  • US trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

    The U.S. trade deficit in January dropped sharply as both exports and imports fell.
  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. The mob overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday and seized the rape...

    China lowers growth target, promises to open industries

    China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth target of about 7 percent, down from last year's 7.5...

    Myanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown

    Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days. Authorities went after five students after they broke off from 200 other demonstrators locked in a...

    Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4

    A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year. Shortly before rush hour on May 21, Cheng Chieh used a 10-centimeter (3-inch) knife in a train car traveling along the metro...