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SKorean leader visits islets, draws Japan ire

By Sat, Aug 11, 2012 6:06PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its ambassador from Seoul and warned that the trip would worsen the countries’ strained relations. President Lee Myung-bak’s trip Friday to the tiny,

Bo Xilai’s fate still uncertain after wife’s trial

By Sat, Aug 11, 2012 5:31PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — An extraordinarily lengthy report by state media on the trial of the wife of a disgraced top Chinese politician clarifies that she will be convicted and punished, but leaves questions over the fate of her husband. The official Xinhua News Agency — in a 3,400-word report that

Tibetan nomad sets himself on fire in China

By Fri, Aug 10, 2012 6:47PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan rights group says a 24-year-old Tibetan nomad has set himself on fire to protest China’s rule in the third reported self-immolation within a week. It adds to more than 40 self-immolations in about a year and a half. London-based Free Tibet said that the nomad

Vietnamese teacher jailed after criticizing Hanoi

By Fri, Aug 10, 2012 6:41PM UTC

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has sentenced a high school chemistry teacher to six years in prison after he criticized the government. Judge Nguyen Van Uy says Dinh Dang Dinh was sentenced in a half-day trial Thursday on charges of conducting propaganda against the state. The

Cambodia recalls its ambassador to Philippines

By Fri, Aug 10, 2012 6:33PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say Cambodia is recalling its ambassador to Manila. No reason was given for the departure. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Friday that a diplomatic note from Phnom Penh said Ambassador Hos Sereythonh will be replaced and leave Manila next week. Cambodian officials

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