Film-maker defends India rape film

BBC News - Asia
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.

Myanmar education activists arrested

BBC News - Asia
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.

North Korea 'detains' Canada pastor

BBC News - Asia
Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim is detained by North Korea, his family and church have said.

China premier unveils economic goals

BBC News - Asia
China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.

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Government approves merger of China's top two train makers

China's state assets watchdog has approved a proposed merger of the country's top two bullet train makers, but obstacles remain to be cleared, both companies said on Thursday evening.

Reference book on "Four Comprehensives" published

A reference book on the "Four Comprehensives" was published on Thursday to help Party members and officials digest the concept raised by President Xi Jinping as a new political strategy.





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Park Denounces Attack on U.S. Ambassador

The Chosun Ilbo
President Park Geun-hye, who is on a tour of the Persian Gulf, said she was shocked by the "intolerable" knife attack on U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul on Thursday. Joo Chul-ki, the senior presidential secretary for foreign relations and national security, quoted her as wishing Lip...

U.S. Envoy Hurt in Knife Attack by Known Extremist

The Chosun Ilbo
U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding extremist in downtown Seoul on Thursday morning and sustained serious injuries to his face and hand. Lippert was preparing to speak at a breakfast forum in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts when the man, identified as K...

Going Gray Not Just About Aging

The Chosun Ilbo
Gray hair is associated with the elderly, but many young people have naturally gray hair. Hair goes gray in a process that is independent of the aging of the body; it is the result of the aging of pigment cells of certain hair follicles. When it comes to graying, the single most important...

Republican Majority in Congress Off to Rough Start

The Chosun Ilbo
After weeks of drama, House Republicans have abandoned efforts to tie Homeland Security funding to a provision blocking a presidential executive order on immigration. Analysts and even some Republican lawmakers are questioning what this political defeat is likely to mean for the new Republican ma...

Ma Ying-jeou may be summoned in donation investigation

Focus News
A number of aides to Ma have been called in already to testify about alleged 2007 donation of NT$200 million

Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal

Focus News
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a New York company selling granola called Haulin' Oats.The famed pop music

Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

Focus News
They lasted only minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.The

BC-TEN--Monterrey Open Results

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BC-TEN--Monterrey Open ResultsMonterrey Open ResultsMONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Results Thursday from the Monterrey Open at Club Sonoma (seedings in parentheses):Women's DoublesQuarterfinalsAnastasia Rodionova, Australia, and Arina


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