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Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Aug 30, 2014

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday. Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half century of military rule and self-imposed ...

Macau panel set to 're-elect' leader

Aug 29, 2014

Macau panel set to 're-elect' leader

Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be “re-elected” on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in neighboring Hong Kong. The election in the tiny ...

Aug 29, 2014

China's top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

China’s top judge has said foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported on Thursday, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived miscarriages of justice. The announcement by Zhou ...

Aug 29, 2014

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet’s flight path. Now an analysis of those failed ...

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

Aug 29, 2014

Fewer South Koreans now eating dog meat

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South ...

China moves to limit polls in Hong Kong

Aug 28, 2014

China moves to limit polls in Hong Kong

China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong’s leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move that is likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city’s Central business district. Hong Kong, which ...