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Thai police seek two new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he ...

Aug 31, 2015

China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border

China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The line, under construction since 2010, will run 207 km from Shenyang to ...

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Aug 31, 2015

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 158 in the massive warehouse explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin. Some 15 people remain missing. The Tianjin government’s official microblog said the confirmed toll rose from 150 last week, but it wasn’t clear how ...

Aug 31, 2015

U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cybertheft: report

The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether ...

Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Aug 31, 2015

Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Malaysia’s government reclaimed the streets of the capital Monday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier’s ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands. With Prime Minister Najib Razak presiding, masses of flag-waving spectators cheered a colorful parade ...

Aug 31, 2015

Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, “given the current context with more ...