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Survivors criticize Burma govt over clashes

By Tue, Oct 30, 2012 12:56PM UTC

SITTWE, Burma (AP) — Victims of ethnic clashes in western Burma lashed out at the government for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more than 32,000 people over the last week. The crisis, which erupted in June, has raised international concern and posed one of

China steps carefully with protesting middle class

By Tue, Oct 30, 2012 12:50PM UTC

NINGBO, China (AP) — A victory by protesters against the expansion of a chemical plant proves the new rule in China: The authoritarian government is scared of middle-class rebellion and will give in if the demonstrators’ aims are limited and not openly political. It’s far from a revolution. China’s nascent

UN says 28,000 displaced in Burma ethnic clashes

By Mon, Oct 29, 2012 3:18PM UTC

SITTWE, Burma (AP) — The United Nations says the number of people displaced by ethnic and sectarian unrest in Burma last week has risen to 28,000. U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Burma Ashok Nigam says the figure is likely to rise because some people who fled affected areas along

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

By Mon, Oct 29, 2012 3:01PM UTC

DEPOK, Indonesia (AP) — When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn’t know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It’s a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit

India’s Cabinet rejigged, but no place for Rahul

By Mon, Oct 29, 2012 11:53AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — A major reshuffle of India’s Cabinet left one question dangling: Where is Rahul Gandhi? The scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is not among the new ministers, meaning that if — as expected — he leads his Congress party into 2014 elections he will be running for