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China hauls away activists in congress crackdown

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 10:19AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and hauled her to a police station. She assumed a fake

Markets rise as America votes

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 1:53AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — Global markets pushed higher Tuesday as the U.S. general election got under way, with the latest opinion polls pointing to a narrow victory for President Barack Obama. After months and billions of dollars spent campaigning, election day has arrived. Many investors are hoping the result will be

Sri Lanka levels 14 charges against chief justice

By Tue, Nov 06, 2012 6:22PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government has accused the country’s chief justice of not disclosing income and property among 14 charges cited in an impeachment bid against her. The Parliament is meeting Tuesday to discuss setting up a committee to investigate the charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake

China sentences 4 Mekong smugglers to death

By Tue, Nov 06, 2012 5:09PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced four members of a Burma drug gang to death Tuesday for kidnapping and killing 13 Chinese sailors last year on the Mekong River, state media said. China, Burma, Laos and Thailand began joint Mekong River patrols in December after the sailors were killed

Prince Charles, wife begin Australia visit

By Tue, Nov 06, 2012 11:57AM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are in Australia on a two-week tour of the Pacific. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in the Outback Queensland town of Longreach on Monday following a visit to Papua New Guinea. Dignitaries including Governor-General Quentin Bryce

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