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Aug 28, 2015

Chinese rocket fails, parts hit home

Debris from a rocket carrying a Chinese satellite into orbit crashed into a villager’s home minutes after the launch, local police and media reports said Friday. The parts plummeted to earth with a huge roar Thursday morning in Xunyang County in the northern province ...

Aug 28, 2015

Briton pleads guilty in New York over smuggling North Korean drugs

A British man pleaded guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiring to import 100 kilograms of dangerously pure North Korean methamphetamines into the United States, American prosecutors said. Scott Stammers, 46, was one of five defendants arrested by authorities in Thailand in September ...

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Aug 27, 2015

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swath of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties. The official Xinhua News Agency said the ...

Aug 26, 2015

In shift, U.S. backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month’s U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka’s government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes. The announcement by the visiting Assistant Secretary ...