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  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

    The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally. The university students, 13 male and one female, were arrested on Friday...
  • Why Threats Can't Silence Me On Human Rights In China

    Why Threats Can't Silence Me On Human Rights In China
    My father was never so proud of me as when I was crowned Miss World Canada in May. It's an incredible honor to be able to represent my country on the world stage. To my father, who still lives in China, it was validation that all of his efforts to support...
  • Two dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

    Two dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train
    A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said. At least nine others were injured, one seriously, mostly...
  • China's ruling Communists recruit fewer members

    China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society. Accounting for deaths and other losses, membership expanded by 1.1 million...
  • Chinese premier calls for deal to keep Greece in eurozone

    The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone. "Whether Greece stays within the euro is not only a...
  • U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

    U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates
    Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds....
  • Mel Gibson, other Hollywood directors look to China market

    Mel Gibson, other Hollywood directors look to China market
    Add Mel Gibson to the list of Hollywood stars hopping on the China film bandwagon. The actor and Oscar-winning director of “Braveheart” has signed on as a consultant on “The Bombing,” a World War II epic currently filming in...
  • Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank

    Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting stake at the start but no veto power. Each member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will receive voting shares in...
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an...
  • Indian tribe recognition process overhauled

    Indian tribe recognition process overhauled
    Some Indian tribes may have a clearer path toward federal recognition under a new Obama administration rule that relaxes some requirements and speeds decision-making, potentially affecting hundreds of groups. Federal acknowledgment means a tribe is...
  • First death reported in explosion at Taiwan amusement park

    TAIPEI, Taiwan A 20-year-old woman died Monday from injuries she suffered in an explosion and fire at a party in a Taiwan amusement park, media reports said. A flammable powder exploded and a concert stage caught fire at the Formosa Water Park in New...