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  • Missing AirAsia plane young, basic, hard-working

    The AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday is young by commercial aircraft standards. It has also worked hard and lacks real time engine diagnostics, in accordance with its role as a short-haul aircraft. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-...
  • China's economy expected to grow by 7 percent in 2015: state think-tank

    Growth in China's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to slow to 7 percent next year from a forecast 7.3 percent this year, partly due to weakness in global economies, a top Chinese government think-tank said in a report published on Monday. "The...
  • For Qualcomm, China settlement may be just the beginning

    The settlement of China's anti-trust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and...
  • Aviation's deadly 2014, yet safety record improving

    The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade - yet experts say the industry's underlying safety record is improving. The statistics underscore a year of tragic contrasts...
  • AirAsia jet missing on flight from Indonesia to Singapore; 162 aboard

    AirAsia jet missing on flight from Indonesia to Singapore; 162 aboard
    An AirAsia Indonesia commercial flight to Singapore with 162 people on board was missing Sunday after it lost contact with air traffic controllers, according to the airline and aviation officials. Indonesian rescue teams were searching for QZ8501, an...
  • Beijing's old backstreets are right up too many tourists' alley

    Beijing's old backstreets are right up too many tourists' alley
    Almost every morning, Liu Yunjiang prepares a show for strangers at his house in one of Beijing's oldest neighborhoods. He starts by tending to his birds — cockatiels, pigeons and mynas he's taught to cry "Hello" in Mandarin — and then he...
  • Since tsunami, life in Indonesia's Aceh province shaped by Islamic law

    Since tsunami, life in Indonesia's Aceh province shaped by Islamic law
    It is a little past noon on Friday, time for Anshari and his troops to spring into action. Their first stop is outside the gates of Meulaboh's central mosque, where fruit and vegetable hawkers display their wares. The megaphone blares that it's time for...
  • Nearly 40 years after war's end, flag of South Vietnam endures

    Nearly 40 years after war's end, flag of South Vietnam endures
    Glamorous pictures of brides and grooms adorn the walls of Benjamin Photography, but for the portrait artist, no image he's captured has seduced more eyes than the one of a yellow flag with three red stripes, waving in the evening wind next to a woman,...
  • The Week in Pictures, December 22 – 28, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, countries in Asia are observing the 10th anniversary of the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. On the morning of Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia's western coast...
  • Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

    Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia's...
  • Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

    A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter, the Hong Kong government said. The woman, 68, was admitted to hospital on Thursday after falling ill on Dec. 19, the Hong...