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  • Thailand displays cash, luxury cars seized in probe into senior police

    Thai police displayed stacks of cash, luxury cars and an extensive collection of antique Buddha statues on Tuesday seized in a probe that has led to the arrest of seven police on charges ranging from insulting the monarchy to money laundering. Three of...
  • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition

    China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed. Public officials and firms worth $2.5 trillion in market value, from Apple Inc to Facebook Inc, got...
  • Gap in China-Hong Kong trade numbers narrows, but still high

    The discrepancy between what China exported to Hong Kong and the former British colony imported from the mainland narrowed in October but shows speculative money disguised as trade remains rampant. The shortfall between the two shrank from September,...
  • In wake of China rejections, GMO seed makers limit U.S. launches

    China's barriers to imports of some U.S. genetically modified crops are disrupting seed companies' plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether. Two of the world's biggest seed makers, Syngenta AG...
  • Two blasts hit Kabul, seven Afghan soldiers wounded

    Two blasts hit Kabul, seven Afghan soldiers wounded
    Two explosions shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday, leaving seven army officers wounded after a bomb attack on their bus, while a grenade blast in the diplomatic quarter caused no casualties but led to the arrest of a suspect, officials said. Kabul has...
  • OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more

    The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday. There will be marked...
  • For world's police, force of the law meets the law of force

    U.S. police are under pressure not only for the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, for which a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict the police officer, but also for the military-style response to the sometimes violent protests...
  • Chinese officials defend Sun's three-month ban

    The Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) has defended the three-month ban handed out to world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang for a doping offense. The CSA released a statement on Tuesday saying it believed Sun had made a mistake but never...
  • Bank of Japan's Kuroda resolute in fight against deflation, says ready to ease more

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal, a message that was partially echoed by an European Central Bank policymaker as the euro zone economy battles to lift off....
  • Chinese police again probe acquitted death row prisoner: lawyer

    Chinese police are investigating a former death row prisoner and curbing his movements, three months after he was acquitted of the charge of poisoning two children, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The latest move by the police raises concerns about China's...
  • Pakistani man shoots niece for listening to loud music

    A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said on Tuesday. Muhammad Gullistan, 30, found his niece alone at her home on Sunday in Chakwal, 90 km (56 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad....