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  • Suspended sentence for 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer

    A famed 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer was given a suspended 2 -year prison sentence Wednesday on charges of running an illegal business, apparently because he published articles critical of the country's propaganda chief. A lawyer for Huang...
  • Hong Kong budget offers relief to protest-hit businesses

    Hong Kong's finance chief on Wednesday unveiled $37 million in measures aimed at giving relief to some business owners and restoring confidence in the Asian financial hub following pro-democracy protests last year that choked traffic for 11 weeks. In his...
  • Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

    TACOMA, Wash. In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment...
  • Jesuits: abducted Indian priest is released in Afghanistan

    The Jesuit religious order says an Indian priest who was abducted in Afghanistan eight months ago has been released. James Stapleton, a Jesuit Refugee Service spokesman in Rome, said the Rev. Alexis Prem Kumar was released on Sunday and has since...
  • Dragons galore at Lunar New Year Celebration in Orlando

     Dragons galore at Lunar New Year Celebration in Orlando
    Here, there be dragons. The firebreathers — or at least their elaborate cloth doppelgangers — soared overhead at Orlando Fashion Square Sunday as part of the 4th Annual Central Florida Lunar New Year Festival. The parade and festival...
  • Cambodia PM says work on mega-dam will not start until 2018

    Construction of a massive dam in southwestern Cambodia will not start until at least 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to stop heavy opposition to the project which has focused criticism on him. Hun Sen's comments came a...
  • India's ruling party, Kashmir party to form state government

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said Tuesday it will be part of a coalition government in Kashmir, the first time the Hindu nationalist party will join the leadership of the predominantly Muslim region. The BJP and the regional Peoples'...
  • S. Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

    A teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is probably the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-kee, told legislators in a closed-...
  • Indonesia's president rejects any intervention in executions

    Indonesia's president said Tuesday he will not accept any attempts by other countries to halt the execution of foreign drug traffickers. The government has announced plans to execute eight people — one Indonesian and seven foreigners from...
  • Beijing businessman believes Elgin campus could open in 6 months

    Beijing businessman believes Elgin campus could open in 6 months
    A Beijing businessman who has offered Elgin $100,000 for the Fox River Country Day School property believes it would take about six months to open at least a portion of the exclusive, nonprofit boarding school that he envisions. "Our plan is to focus on...
  • Officials: Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

    Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on Shiites in the predominantly Sunni country. No group immediately claimed...