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Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years in prison

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:32AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A court in Beijing has sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party policy document.

Lewis Hamilton defends Chinese GP champagne celebration

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:21AM UTC

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has defended himself from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of a podium hostess.

Vietnam searches for 2 missing fighter jet pilots

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 9:51AM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities say they are searching for two pilots who went missing on a training exercise. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement on its website late Thursday that the pilots on two Russian-made SU-22 fighter jets lost contact around noon Thursday off the country’s

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 9:34AM UTC

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of “sustainable” timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

Beijing International Film Festival opens with big names

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 9:08AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The fifth Beijing International Festival has opened in China’s capital city, where organizers are hoping to raise the event’s profile by hiring a veteran European festival chief.