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Brewery to rename Gandhi-Bot beer following complaints

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 5:01PM UTC

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — A U.S. brewery says it will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive. New England Brewing Co.’s India pale ale is called Gandhi-Bot. It has a label with a cartoon image

Vietnam allows new casino, ban on local gamblers may be lifted

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 4:57PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island has drawn mixed reactions from citizens, who weigh its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s approval in principle of the casino at Phu Quoc, a resort

UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 4:55PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The United Nations’ official in charge of investigating human rights abuses in North Korea says he stands by U.N. findings on widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking by a prominent defector on the details of his life in the North’s prison system. The U.N. special rapporteur on

Divers enter crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage for first time

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 12:37PM UTC

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say Indonesian divers have been able for the first time to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month in the Java Sea and have retrieved six bodies.

Phony Chinese bank cheats depositors out of $32m

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 12:34PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police say they have arrested five people in connection with a phony bank that used bogus offices and tellers to bilk depositors out of $32 million. Police in the eastern city of Nanjing said Friday more than 200 customers were caught up in the scam. Most

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