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  • 16 killed as Chinese police clash with Uighurs

    16 killed as Chinese police clash with Uighurs
    BEIJING -- Sixteen people were killed in a clash between Chinese police and ethnic Uighurs near the far western city of Kashgar, one of a string of similar incidents in the ethnically divided region. The regional government’s website said police...
  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

    Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
    The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study. During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
  • Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say

    Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say
    WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
  • Conflict, missionaries and missions in three SoCal history books

    Conflict, missionaries and missions in three SoCal history books
    To live in Southern California is to feel unmoored from history. Throughout the 20th century, assorted city and state officials and developers routinely destroyed and obliterated landmarks and old neighborhoods, creating the illusion of Los Angeles and...
  • Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.

    Abe visits shrine to Japanese war dead, angering neighbors, U.S.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future
    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Fox International strikes $130-million Asian film co-financing deal

    Fox International strikes $130-million Asian film co-financing deal
    Fox International Productions, the 20th Century Fox Film subsidiary that makes local-language films in foreign countries, has inked a $130-million co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures, a new film and television company. The four-year arrangement...
  • Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports

    Navy suspends contracts with second firm in scandal over foreign ports
    In a widening scandal, the Navy cut ties Wednesday with a second international company over "questionable business integrity" involving lucrative contracts to service U.S. ships in foreign ports. The Navy announced that it has suspended contracts with...
  • Record 2013 tourism in Japan despite islands spat, nuclear fallout

    Record 2013 tourism in Japan despite islands spat, nuclear fallout
    Radiation contamination still afflicts large swaths of Japanese land and water nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Energy shortages mean less air-conditioning in summer and heat in the winter in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka....
  • Princess of Thailand courts Hollywood studios

    Princess of Thailand courts Hollywood studios
    The coming of age of horror cinema in Thailand might seem like an odd subject for the Princess of Thailand to address. But it was Halloween night, after all, and Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya had good reason to single out the Southeast Asian nation's...
  • Health leaders concerned by resistance to anti-malaria drugs

    Health leaders concerned by resistance to anti-malaria drugs
    WASHINGTON — Although malaria deaths have fallen worldwide over the last decade, health leaders warned Wednesday of a small but rising threat in parts of Southeast Asia, where anti-malaria drug resistance is confounding experts. Four countries...