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China manufacturing fails to fire in October

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:24PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China’s manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.

Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:25AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A human rights watchdog says many women from Asia and Africa employed as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates are exploited and abused in slave-like conditions.

UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea’s ‘honeyed words’

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:41AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. commission of inquiry on North Korea says “a few honeyed words” by Pyongyang as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there.

US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:20AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar’s government for presiding over a “humanitarian catastrophe” in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country.

Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:12AM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo’s Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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