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  • Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial

    A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges — and the prospect of years in prison — for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings. The...
  • China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

    China opened Tuesday an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare....
  • Report: Toyota executive arrested in Japan to be released

    The American Toyota executive who was arrested last month on suspicion of drug law violations is expected to be released Wednesday without being prosecuted, according to Kyodo News service. Kyodo did not identify the source of its information. Tokyo...
  • 'Jurassic World' drops to No. 3 at China box office

    A Chinese domestic film finally knocked "Jurassic World" off the top of mainland China’s box office last week, as competition from the Universal Pictures film began to wane after 26 days in theaters in China. After dominating the mainland box...
  • Tibet’s road ahead: Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday invites celebration and contemplation

     
    To hear the Dalai Lama laugh, his face lighting up in a beatific smile, it is easy to forget the cascade of disasters endured by the Tibetan Buddhist movement over the course of his life....
  • Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

    Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses. The market benchmark closed up 2.4 percent but still was...
  • Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos

    Aditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents. "They wouldn't be cool with it," the 20-year-old journalism student said, flipping...
  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market. The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from...
  • US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties

    Lawyers must edit out references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party and the country's People's Liberation Army from a lawsuit complaining that North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms have endured terrible smells for decades, a federal...
  • Kuo Shu Academy students prepare for championship tournament

    It began with Bruce Lee. Lee's 1973 "Enter the Dragon" was the first big-budget mainstream movie to highlight kung fu. "He introduced it to American audiences," John Green said of the Chinese martial art, whose popularity has grown with the movies of...
  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal...