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  • Dollar edges near multi-year highs after Christmas

    The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday in scant volume, with many major markets still closed after the Christmas holiday. The greenback approached a 7-1/2-year peak against the yen and moved close to a 2-1/2-year high versus the euro based on...
  • New Zealand bar manager pleads not guilty to insulting Buddhism in Myanmar

    A New Zealand bar manager on Friday pleaded not guilty in a Myanmar court to charges of insulting religion after publishing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote his bar in Yangon. The case comes amid a surge in Buddhist nationalism...
  • Tsunami's aftereffects take toll on Indonesian children

    Tsunami's aftereffects take toll on Indonesian children
    There was something about the schoolgirl's face — her broad forehead, a familiar bump on the bridge of her nose. Zainuddin went back home and pulled out an old photo of his niece. His heart racing, the 50-year-old called his sister. "I found...
  • Unlike 'Unbroken' bombardier, woman will never forgive her Japanese captors

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Betsy Herold Heimke's Christmas story has candy, a turkey drumstick and soldiers at the front door. It was night. Light glistened on bayonets. The soldiers barged in and ordered her family to leave the next day. Take food, they yelled....
  • Senior Chinese leader says Vietnam ties need 'correct path'

    China wants relations with Vietnam to proceed along a "correct path", a visiting senior Chinese leader said, vowing to improve mutual trust, amid tension between the neighbors over competing claims in the South China Sea. Yu Zhengsheng, who heads a...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...
  • Obama hails troops' sacrifice as Afghan milestone nears

    Obama hails troops' sacrifice as Afghan milestone nears
    President Obama vowed Thursday that Afghanistan would not "be a source of terrorist attacks again," crediting America's military for helping make the nation more secure as the U.S. prepares to end its combat mission there. On a Christmas Day visit...
  • Sony's Tokyo HQ taking greater role in Hollywood studio after furor

    Sony Corp's Tokyo headquarters is changing its usual arm's-length relationship with its U.S. studio following a massive cyberattack and the controversy over the comedy "The Interview", with the group CEO being consulted on key decisions, company officials...
  • Chinese entrepreneurs aim to become technology power players

    Alibaba was just the beginning: Get ready to hear a lot more about Chinese tech companies. China's technology industry, much like China in general, is undergoing a transformation. Entrepreneurs speak of an innovation "golden age" fueled by a mobile-...
  • Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'

    Fans trumpet free speech, line up for screenings of 'Interview'
    "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that...
  • China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group

    Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region, a rights group said on Friday. A monk was shot in the arm after...