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  • '80s file shows plan for Hong Kong 'plantation' in NIreland

    A bizarre plan to relocate the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland was considered an option in the uncertain years before Britain handed back the former British colony to Chinese rule, formerly classified government files showed. Britain's...
  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman

    An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday. Three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March were instead...
  • Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    Malaysia told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it plans to submit a resolution soon that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. Diplomats said...
  • McCain to meet with Afghan leaders during holiday troop visit

    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain will celebrate the Fourth of July in Afghanistan in what is becoming a tradition for the Senate Armed Services chairman. The Arizona Republican also will meet with Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in...
  • Clarkson: Rita Chhablani to discuss and enliven her short stories at July 14 talk

    Clarkson: Rita Chhablani to discuss and enliven her short stories at July 14 talk
    Rita Chhablani of Clarendon Hills and India – as in the subcontinent – will read from her newly published short story collection "Despite Odds: Tales of Choices" at 7 p.m. July 14 at the Clarendon Hills Public Library. Her stories are...
  • Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

    Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results
    After months of procrastination, I finally made it back to Koreatown. My destination was the Kae Sung Market. What, you might ask, was a La Cañadan doing “outside the bubble” in KTown? The answer was simple. I don’t make kimchi and all...
  • 'Nervous' pilot in February TransAsia crash failed simulator test, turned off engine: report

    'Nervous' pilot in February TransAsia crash failed simulator test, turned off engine: report
    A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. A...
  • With $150-million 'Great Wall,' Legendary aims to bridge U.S.-China film gap

    With $150-million 'Great Wall,' Legendary aims to bridge U.S.-China film gap
    More than four years ago, just as China’s movie market was starting to boom, Thomas Tull, the executive producer behind blockbusters including “The Dark Knight,” “The Hangover,” and “Man of Steel," was casting about for...
  • New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace

    China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security. The vaguely worded...
  • Seoul court denies US fund's request to stop Samsung merger

    A South Korean court Wednesday denied an American hedge fund's request to stop Samsung from combining two of its companies, a largely expected ruling that gives South Korea's biggest business group a boost in an upcoming shareholder vote on the merger....
  • China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders

    Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans. The market benchmark soared 150 percent from the start of the boom late last year in one of the world's...