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  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

    Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.
  • Survey shows China manufacturing improving

    China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed. HSBC's manufacturing index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers rose to 50.7 from January's 49....

    Canadian gets 7 years in jail in Nepal for child sex abuse

    A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor boy, the court said Monday. The Lalitpur district court said that Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, from the...

    Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

    North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion....

    Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 18,847.19 and South...