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US man detained for trying to swim to North Korea

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:39PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea.

Uighur scholar goes on trial in China for separatism

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:25PM UTC

URUMQI, China (AP) — A scholar from China’s Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country’s ethnic policies is set to go on trial on separatism charges in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang.

Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce cars for Macau hotel

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:21PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort. Stephen Hung’s purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel in 2006. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday

Landslides kill 7 in Vietnam

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:14PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rains from a tropical storm have killed at least seven people in northern Vietnam. The chief administrator of Lang Son province’s Cao Loc district, Hua Anh Tuan, says six people were killed and five others were injured when a landslide buried the

Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:10PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business.

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