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Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:04PM UTC Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:12AM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama and Burma President Thein Sein pictured together at an event in 2011. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country’s political leaders.

FIFA launches campaign to combat match-fixing

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:41AM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — FIFA, international players’ union FIFPro and Interpol have launched a campaign to combat match-fixing.

China chides India over new border posts

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:16PM UTC China chides India over new border posts

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry is cautioning New Delhi over Indian plans to construct 54 new border posts along an eastern stretch of their disputed frontier.

South Korea soldiers convicted for hazing death of subordinate

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:56PM UTC South Korean army soldiers on a military truck move during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea in Pocheon, South Korea. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says a military court has sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died.

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