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  • Hong Kong police detain protesters, including student leaders

    Police and other authorities clearing pro-democracy encampments in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong early Wednesday again clashed with protesters as the movement entered Day 60. Among the protesters detained by police were Joshua Wong, leader of the...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders arrested: student Facebook accounts

    Hong Kong student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were arrested on Wednesday as police cleared pro-democracy demonstrators from a site in the city's Mong Kok district, the Facebook accounts of two student groups said. Wong and Shum were among...
  • China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S., official says

    China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of...
  • Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters

    Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters
    A case for immigrants House Speaker John Boehner should let the 2013 Senate immigration-reform bill come to a vote instead of blocking it. We are a nation of immigrants. This past week, a Wall Street Journal poll showed that 74 percent of all...
  • US drone strike kills four in Pakistan, official says

    ISLAMABAD At least four suspected militants were killed Wednesday in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan's restive tribal region on the Afghan border, a security official said. The pilotless aircraft targeted a compound in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan,...
  • Pakistan TV mogul gets 26 years' jail for blasphemy

    Pakistan's largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between the station and the military. A court sentenced Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, owner of...
  • China's Wanda and Korea's Busan set up $90 Million Production Fund, say Reports

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- Dalian Wanda, parent of China's Wanda Cinema group and the AMC Cinemas chain in the U.S., has struck a deal to establish a film production fund with the South Korean city of Busan. The preliminary agreement was...
  • Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

    Gunmen killed three Pakistani women polio workers and their driver on Wednesday, police said, in the most deadly attack on the health workers in two years. Teams in Pakistan working to immunize children against polio are often targeted by Taliban...
  • Japan reports 'unusual deployment' of Takata air bag; may lead to more recalls

    Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it received a report of an "unusual deployment" of a Takata Corp air bag outside an existing recall program - raising the prospect that recalls could be expanded in Japan. Officials at the ministry, Japan's...
  • Hong Kong police's effort to clear streets draws new protesters

    HONG KONG Police used pepper spray Tuesday to dislodge protesters from part of Hong Kong's scruffy Mong Kok neighborhood, but their often-tough tactics triggered hundreds more to rally to the demonstrators' cause and take to the streets. Police and pro-...
  • India's laggard state lenders face tough sell on capital raising plan

    India's state-run banks face major obstacles in their plans to raise as much as $60 billion in new capital over the next few years, with investors skeptical about the prospects for most of them and workers wary of the government's grip loosening. With...