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Ai Weiwei lawyer disputes UK visa snub

The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging that he failed to declare a criminal conviction, a claim that his lawyer disputes.

Burma pardons almost 7,000 prisoners on Buddhist holiday

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Nearly 7,000 prisoners in Burma, including some former military intelligence officials who had been purged by their army colleagues, have been given presidential pardons.

China mall blamed for horrific escalator death

Chinese authorities have blamed a shopping mall and the manufacturer of one of its escalators for the horrific death of a woman at the weekend.

India hangs Mumbai bomber Yakub Memon

The Indian government has confirmed that Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India’s deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, has been...