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British man sent to Thailand on murder charge

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 9:57AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A British man wanted on suspicion of murdering a former U.S. Marine has arrived in the resort town of Phuket for trial in what Thai police said Sunday is the first-ever case of extradition of a criminal suspect from Britain to Thailand. Police Col. Sinard Ajhanwong, commander

New Zealand: Forget Kyoto, write new climate deal

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 9:53AM UTC

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Highlighting a rift between the rich countries and emerging economies like China, New Zealand’s climate minister staunchly defended his government’s decision to drop out of the emissions pact for developed nations, saying it’s an outdated and insufficient response to global warming. Other key issues at the

7 missing in collapse of highway tunnel in Japan

By Mon, Dec 03, 2012 9:50AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — At least seven people were feared missing and several dead after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan. Efforts to rescue any survivors trapped inside the tunnel were hindered by heavy smoke after one

Johnson pitches London as Bollwood partner

By Sat, Dec 01, 2012 2:16PM UTC

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The mayor of London has announced that two Indian films will be shot in his city next year as part of a bid to bring Bollywood to the British capital. Boris Johnson said Thursday in Mumbai that Indian filmmakers should make London their movie set of

China sentences activist’s nephew to 3 years’ jail

By Sat, Dec 01, 2012 1:41PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced the nephew of legal activist Chen Guangcheng to more than three years in jail for assault in a hurried, suddenly announced trial Friday that his parents were barred from attending. The punishment against Chen Kegui is seen as retaliation by local officials angered

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