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  • In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters

    In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters
    Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in more than 200 U.S. theaters as of Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea....
  • 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...
  • Chinese city probes 'AIDS demolition team' threatening residents

    A city in central China is investigating reports that workers tasked with demolishing homes for a new development are threatening to infect residents with AIDS if they don't move out, state media reported on Wednesday. Forced demolitions are a...
  • South Korea seeks China's cooperation in probe into cyberattack on nuclear operator

    South Korea is seeking the cooperation of Chinese authorities in a probe into a cyberattack on its nuclear power plant operator after tracing multiple Internet addresses involved to a northeastern Chinese city near North Korea, a prosecution official said...
  • China expresses concern after protests at Myanmar mine

    China expressed concern on Wednesday about a protest against a Chinese-run copper mine in Myanmar in which a person was killed and some were wounded saying China urged its companies abroad to act responsibly and protect the environment. Myanmar police on...
  • Scrutinized officials frozen in headlights of anti-graft campaign

    The sustained scrutiny of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign has been traumatic for many Communist Party and government officials who have grown rich on their power to dispense favours. With so much attention on their lifestyles,...
  • Special Report: Fear and retribution in Xi's corruption purge

    Chen Zhenggao, a member of the Communist Party's elite Central Committee, clearly has enemies. While Chen was visiting Hong Kong last year, his adversaries were preparing a detailed dossier on his travel and entertainment spending. Soon after the visit,...
  • Modi's party breaks new ground in two Indian states

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made big electoral gains in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir and captured power in an eastern state on Tuesday, underscoring the Hindu nationalist's dominance of the political landscape. The Bharatiya...
  • Hacker group hints it caused North Korean Internet crash

    Hacker group hints it caused North Korean Internet crash
    Fresh Internet outages continued to plague North Korea on Tuesday, and speculation about the cause of the rogue country's systemwide crash earlier in the day broadened to include a hacking group that hinted it was responsible. North Korea's Internet...
  • India slashes health budget, already one of the world's lowest

    The Indian government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world....