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Justice demanded for slain Cambodian journalist

By Fri, Sep 14, 2012 1:53PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Press freedom groups are calling for justice for a Cambodian reporter whose slain body was found in the trunk of his car. Reporters Without Borders said Thursday that police must probe whether Vorakchun Khmer Daily reporter Hang Serei Oudom was killed in connection with stories

Japan judo champ pleads innocent in rape trial

By Fri, Sep 14, 2012 1:46PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba has pleaded innocent to raping a teenager at his trial in Tokyo. Media quoted the 34-year-old Uchishiba as saying he had consensual sex with her. His trial opened Wednesday at the Tokyo District Court. Prosecutors accused him of intoxicating the judoist

Rumors swirl on whereabouts of China’s absent VP

By Thu, Sep 13, 2012 7:32PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — New rumors about health problems facing China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping swirled Thursday as the government continued to stonewall on commenting on his condition or whereabouts 12 days after he dropped from sight. Xi was mentioned in official media for the first time since his last appearance on

HRW: Thailand’s Burma refugee policies inadequate

By Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:44PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Thailand should consider granting refugee status to more than 1 million people who have fled from Burma and are vulnerable to abuse under their current status. It also suggests the U.N.’s refugee agency be more assertive in certifying that many of those who

Taiwan sends patrol boats near disputed islands

By Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:41PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Two Taiwanese coast guard patrol ships have sailed to waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea to assert Taiwan’s claim to it. The coast guard says the ships sailed Thursday to waters 25 nautical miles west of the chain to demonstrate the

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