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China Sentences 4 Members of Burmese Drug Gang to Death

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A court in southern China has sentenced four members of a Burmese drug smuggling gang to death for last year’s kidnapping and murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River. China’s official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday the gang leader, Naw Kham, and three of his associates were guilty of hijacking two Chinese cargo […]

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Voting Begins in 2012 US Presidential Election

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have made their final arguments to voters in key political battleground states on the eve of the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Obama made campaign stops Monday in Wisconsin and Ohio, before holding a final rally in Iowa, the state that gave him his first primary victory […]

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Murdered Briton in China Political Scandal Was MI6 Informant: Report

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China’s top politicians, was working as an informant for Britain’s spy agency, MI6. The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday its investigation found that Neil Heywood was providing MI6 information on the Bo […]

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Laos Gives Go-Ahead to Build Controversial Dam

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is concerned at Laos’ plan to start building a controversial dam that has raised environmental concerns from neighboring countries. The State Department said in a statement Monday that the impact of the $3.5 billion Xayaburi hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River area is “still unknown.” Laos, one of Asia’s poorest […]

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