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  • China releases five feminist activists who had planned anti-harassment campaign

    China releases five feminist activists who had planned anti-harassment campaign
    Chinese authorities have released five feminist activists detained last month as they were planning a public outreach campaign against sexual harassment on public transportation. The women's detention had attracted worldwide attention, including...
  • China Declares Golf Courses Out Of Bounds

    China Declares Golf Courses Out Of Bounds
    Recently, the Chinese government quietly went to war against golf — or, to be more specific, against golf courses. Two-thirds of the country's approximately 600 fairways were allegedly built in violation of a 2004 national moratorium, and Beijing is...
  • 'Eccentric and slightly absurd': Leader repaints Kolkata blue and white

    'Eccentric and slightly absurd': Leader repaints Kolkata blue and white
    For more than three decades, this city of tumbledown slums and decaying colonial relics lived under the red banner of Indian communism. Four years ago, Mamata Banerjee, a rabble-rousing politician who dabbles in the arts, ousted the communists to become...
  • For Afghan women, violence remains entrenched despite gains

    For the past year, the 17-year-old has lived in a shelter in Afghanistan's capital, hoping for a new life away from the sexual abuse that turned her family inside out. Her father sexually abused her from when she was nine years old and let his friends to...
  • Taiwan's president says China relations unshaken by protests

    Taiwan's president said Wednesday that relations with political rival China were moving forward despite widespread public opposition that crested with an occupation of parliament last year, and that he hopes to cooperate with Beijing on regional...
  • Nations Obama has honored with White House state dinners

    President Barack Obama has held seven state dinners so far and plans at least two more this year. The list of countries and years the dinners were held: 2009: Then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 2010: Then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon 2011:...
  • Asian stocks mostly higher, Japan central bank keeps policy

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday after Japan's central bank maintained its expansively easy monetary policy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 percent to 19,810.38 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.3 percent at 5,944.60....
  • Activist in S.Korea sends 'The Interview' DVDs to N.Korea

    A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he launched balloons carrying thousands of DVDs of a movie depicting a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un across the border into North Korea. Lee Min-bok said he had launched balloons...
  • A key to healing U.S. economy? Curbing currency manipulation

    A key to healing U.S. economy? Curbing currency manipulation
    After spending five long years negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Obama administration is now pushing for the fast-track authority from Congress that would make it easier to get the final deal approved. One serious problem is...
  • Iran calls on Turkey to help find peace in embattled Yemen

    ISLAMABAD A Turkey-led diplomatic initiative to prevent the conflict in Yemen from spreading in the Middle East showed signs of progress Tuesday at talks in Tehran, where Iran's leadership agreed to work with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • Families of South Korea ferry victims still fighting for investigation one year later

    Families of South Korea ferry victims still fighting for investigation one year later
    When Kim Dong-hyun arrived at work on April 16 last year, he turned on his computer and noticed a news alert: A ferry was sinking off South Korea's south coast. In an instant, Kim, 53, was overcome with dread, realizing the ship was carrying his only...