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Alibaba promises action against fake goods after criticism

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015 11:47AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba has pledged to do more to stop sales of counterfeit goods following a public dispute with a Chinese regulator that accused it of failing to protect consumers.

Burmese ethnic groups rule out Union Day ceasefire agreement

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:51PM UTC

Ethnic armed groups in Burma (Myanmar) will not sign the long-awaited national ceasefire agreement (NCA) on Union Day, February 12, as had been hoped by the government. The groups are, however, willing to sign an agreement establishing a federal union.

2 senior officers sentenced to jail in Thai police scandal

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:27PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal to six years in prison on charges of insulting the monarchy and running a gambling den.

Death toll in bomb blast in southern Pakistan rises to 35

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:12PM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35.

Burma opens deep sea port for Chinese oil pipeline 


By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 9:02PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma has held a ceremonial opening of a deep sea port off its western coast, part of a $2.45 billion port and pipeline project that will carry crude oil from the Middle East to China.

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