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  • In unprecedented move, South Korea bans 'pro-North' political party

    In unprecedented move, South Korea bans 'pro-North' political party
    Weighing free expression versus security concerns, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday made an unprecedented ruling to dissolve a small left-wing party accused of being pro-North Korea. Judges voted 8-1 in favor of disbanding the...
  • Accused plotter of Mumbai attacks ordered back to jail

    Accused plotter of Mumbai attacks ordered back to jail
    A day after his release on bail drew outrage in India, the accused plotter of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was ordered back into a Pakistani jail on Friday. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was detained under Pakistan’s Maintenance of Public Order act, his...
  • China arrests American Christian aid worker near North Korean border

    China arrested on Friday a Korean American Christian aid worker who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged with...
  • China oil giant probes 'worthless' deals in Indonesia

    It is particularly difficult to monitor smaller offshore investments in high risk oil and gas exploration, say current and former officials at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Deals where managers engineer kickbacks can be disguised as...
  • Special Report: Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown

    In a muddy clearing in southern Sumatra, a portable diesel power plant hammers away alongside a wellhead, struggling to extract crude from a depleted reservoir that lies below farmland and rubber plantations. It was much easier to extract cash from a...
  • HKMA says probe found no evidence of FX rigging

    Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it found no evidence of rigging in Hong Kong's foreign exchange benchmark following an 18-month investigation into the trading operations of 10 banks. However, it identified "inappropriate" behavior by individual...
  • Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower tool

    A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught. The website, unveiled on...
  • Pakistani military says it kills 32 militants in ambush

    The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since this week's Taliban massacre of children at a school. The ambush took place...
  • China revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growth

    China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing economy. Gross domestic product was up 3.4 percent to an...
  • Thai 2015 economic recovery 'will not be that bad': central bank deputy

    A deputy governor of Thailand's central bank said on Friday an economic recovery next year might not be as robust as expected "but it will not be that bad". Bank of Thailand Deputy Governor Paiboon Kittisrikangwan told reporters the main engine of growth...
  • Japan government raises view on capex, output; economy in recovery albeit weakness

    Japan's government raised its view of business investment and factory output, but stuck to its overall economic assessment of moderate recovery despite some weakness as the economy struggles to recover from recession. The government's monthly economic...