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Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 6:10PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong for his role in a protest that helped trigger last year’s 79-day pro-democracy street occupations.

Chinese stock index jumps 5.3% as Asian stocks rise

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 5:08PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China’s main stock market index has surged 5.3 percent, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as Asian markets rose following Wall Street’s overnight rebound.

China detains 11 over deadly Tianjin port blast

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 2:59PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people.

Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines’ rich list for 8th year running

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:34AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines’ richest person for the eight consecutive year, with his net worth up $1.7 billion from last year to $14.4 billion.

Ex-US Marine murder suspect dies in Philippines jail

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:55AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say a former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail.

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