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Nov 15, 2014

7.3-magnitude quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning for areas up to 300 kilometers (185 miles) away. The undersea quake struck at a depth of 46 kilometers (28 miles) at 10:31 a.m., northwest of Kota Ternate, ...

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Nov 11, 2014

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Hong Kong’s acting chief executive on Tuesday called on pro-democracy protesters to clear sites they have occupied for more than six weeks and warned holdouts they could face arrest, a move that could swell protest numbers. Hundreds of student-led demonstrators are camped out in ...

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

Nov 11, 2014

South Korean ferry captain gets 36 years in prison

A South Korean ferry captain was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year, but the court acquitted him of homicide, concluding there was no proof he knew his actions would cause the ...

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

Nov 11, 2014

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit. China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp. of China, ...

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Nov 11, 2014

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Authorities have ordered one of China’s most popular air pollution-reporting apps to remove data provided by the U.S. Embassy, a company spokesman said Tuesday, as Beijing hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders. The Chinese capital is periodically hit by choking, acrid haze, with ...