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China detains famed film director for hiring prostitutes

Film director Wang Quan’an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies “Tuya’s Marriage” and “White Deer Plain,” has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police said Monday. Wang is the latest person caught up in a broad anti-vice campaign in which Chinese authorities appear ...

Sep 16, 2014

South Korean fisherman finds suspected North drone

A South Korean fisherman Monday found a suspected North Korean drone in his net near an island south of the rivals’ disputed sea border, military officials said. The wreckage, without a wing, engine or camera, was recovered when it got caught in his net ...

Sep 16, 2014

Nearly half of China's ultrawealthy plan to emigrate, survey shows

Nearly half of China’s superwealthy individuals are considering leaving the country, a survey said Monday, with most citing better overseas educational and employment opportunities for their children. The global survey of 2,000 high net worth individuals by Barclays Wealth found that 47 percent of ...

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Sep 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi sweeps out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said. The storm, with winds of 160 kph, struck the northeast of the main island of Luzon on Sunday ...

Sep 15, 2014

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the Maldives Monday beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation as a hotbed of militant Islamists. Xi, who arrived late Sunday, will hold talks with Maldives ...

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

Sep 14, 2014

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

by Eric Talmadge

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller, from Bakersfield, California, becomes the second American serving a ...