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Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for abusing young girls

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:59PM UTC Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison for abusing young girls

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.

China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an “aggressive” effort to assert sovereignty.

Indonesian president says executions will go ahead

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 9:41PM UTC Indonesian president says executions will go ahead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s president has rejected any attempts by other countries to intervene in the execution of foreign drug traffickers.

Vietnam releases partially paralyzed blogger on medical parole

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015 4:28PM UTC Vietnam releases partially paralyzed blogger on medical parole

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralyzed and was jailed for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party says he has been released after two months in prison on medical parole.

Gary Glitter convicted of sexually abusing young girls

By Fri, Feb 06, 2015 10:34AM UTC Gary Glitter convicted of sexually abusing young girls

LONDON (AP) — Former glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been found guilty of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls that took place in the 1970s and ’80s.