6 years jail time for Hong Kong woman who tortured maid Erwiana

Law Wan-tung, the Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of grievously abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih......

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China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty....

Moderate quake jolts northwest Pakistan, no casualties

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's meteorological agency says a moderate earthquake has jolted northwestern Pakistan. The quake caused panic, but there were no immediate reports of casualties....

Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:39PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people has capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau, and 15 people are still missing....

Gunman kills 4 in South Korean city: report

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:15AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean news reports say that four people were dead after a gunman opened fire at a home in a city near the capital Seoul in the second such incident in two days....

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:12AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants....

Bell boy, police testify at US man’s Bali murder trial

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:05AM UTC

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A hotel bell boy and two police officers have testified at the trial of an American man charged with murdering his girlfriend's mother on Indonesia's resort island of Bali....

6 years jail time for Hong Kong woman who tortured maid Erwiana

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:02PM UTC View Comments

Law Wan-tung, the Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of grievously abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and another maid Tutik Lestari Ningsih has been sentenced to six years in jail and HK$15,000 in fines for repeatedly assaulting her former employees....

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Champion India aiming to continue World Cup momentum

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:25PM UTC View Comments

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After high-profile wins over archrivals Pakistan and one of the tournament favorites, South Africa, India's biggest concern ahead of Saturday's match against second-tier side United Arab Emirates could be complacency....

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Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:38PM UTC View Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say unidentified attackers have hacked to death a prominent U.S. blogger, who was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka....

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South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:12AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has renewed a license of its second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022....

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US says China is expanding its outposts in South China Sea

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:35AM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence for the United States says China is expanding and accelerating its buildup of outposts in the South China Sea....

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NY theft victim becomes online celebrity after phone turns up in China

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:25AM UTC View Comments

What good can come of being a victim of theft? For Matt Stopera, such unfortunate circumstances have lead to him becoming known by a swath of Chinese netizens in what has become a bizarre, and highly entertaining intercontinental social media exchange....

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