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Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:47PM UTC Naoya Tomita. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Swimming Federation has suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games.

The other side of Beijing

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:41PM UTC The other side of Beijing

What is left to photograph in a city like Beijing, where millions of tourists take snapshots every year and nearly everyone carries a smartphone equipped with a camera? Much, if one is interested in Héctor Peinador’s photographic exhibition, ‘End of Line: an Archeology of Silence.’

Ebola expert says China at risk and seeks Japan aid

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:09PM UTC The body of a man found in the street, suspected of dying from the ebola virus is covered and removed by health workers, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers travelling to and from Africa.

Modi steps up India’s defense preparedness

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:32AM UTC Pic: AP.

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects that will bolster India’s operational military capabilities, stepping up reforms and raising limits on foreign direct investment in defense production to 49 percent from 26 percent.

Burma’s president, army chief to meet Suu Kyi

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:12AM UTC Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma President Thein Sein and commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing will jointly meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time Friday, less than two weeks before the arrival of President Barack Obama and other world leaders.

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