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  • Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms

    "The Interview," the provocative comedy that triggered a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, went straight to U.S. consumers on Wednesday in an unprecedented online debut after hacker threats prevented its wide release on Christmas day. The film...
  • Clash tied to tribal and land disputes leaves nearly 70 dead in India

    Indian paramilitary forces rushed to the restive northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday after separatist rebels gunned down nearly 70 people in a spasm of violence linked to long-running land and tribal disputes. The coordinated attacks late Tuesday...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...
  • Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

    Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack
    Japan, fearing it could be a soft target for possible North Korean cyberattacks in the escalating row over the Sony Pictures hack, has begun working to ensure basic infrastructure is safe and to formulate its diplomatic response, officials said. The...
  • South Korean power supplies to be stable even if reactors close: officials

    South Korea expects power supplies in the peak winter season to remain stable even if some of its 23 nuclear reactors are shut following threats by a hacker, the energy ministry and Korea Power Exchange officials said on Wednesday. The country's...
  • China police stop 'extremists' leaving country, one shot dead

    Police in southwestern China shot dead one person and detained 21 others who were part of a group of "religious extremists" trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media said on Wednesday. The reports, carried by state television and the...
  • Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea

    Reader Report: Crossing the Cold War frontier into North Korea
    PANMUNJOM, South Korea – My wife and I have just returned from North Korea. Our visit to this infamous land of tyranny and oppression lasted about 10 minutes. Our adventure began in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, when we headed north...
  • WRAPUP 2-Sony releases 'The Interview' on Youtube, other Internet channels

    Sony Pictures made "TheInterview" available online on Wednesday, widening distributionof a comedy that triggered a massive cyberattack blamed on NorthKorea, after backtracking on a decision to cancel the movie'srelease that was criticized as self-...
  • South Korea indicts Uber CEO, local unit for transport law breach

    South Korea indicts Uber CEO, local unit for transport law breach
    South Korea has indicted the chief executive officer and local subsidiary of Uber Technologies Inc for violating a law governing public transport, becoming the latest jurisdiction to challenge the U.S. taxi service provider. The Seoul Central District...
  • A small business in Japan learns to survive a sour economy

    TOKYO As Hideko Tanaka sits at her desk on the top floor of Hakusui-Sha explaining how a small company needs to be creative to survive, part of her arsenal arrives. It's the Hi-Sour mobile, a bright-yellow truck with a huge bottle of Hi-Sour, the...
  • Rekha Basu: Should satire be as clueless as 'The Interview'?

    The dust-up between Sony Pictures and North Korea gets more bizarre and complicated by the day, opening once unimagined scenarios of a foreign government resorting to information-hacking to retaliate against perceived offenses by a private business. A...