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Bo’s other son thanks China for allowing father to speak freely: report

JINAN, China (Reuters) – The elder son of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai has thanked authorities for allowing his father “to speak his true mind”

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China to join global crackdown on tax evasion

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – China has agreed to join the international effort by the Group of 20 leading economies to combat tax evasion by signing an agreement

Bangladesh opposition leader gets death penalty

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal sentenced a senior leader of an Islamic political party to death on Wednesday for his role in the kidnapping and killing of people

Taliban commander regrets attack on Pakistani teen

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn’t warn

North Korea heralds 60th anniversary of war ‘victory’ with massive parade

PYONGYANG (Reuters) – North Korea celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War truce on Saturday with a massive military parade trumpeting the revolutionary genius of three generations of leaders

Radical Myanmar Buddhist monk unhurt in bomb blast

YANGON (Reuters) – A bomb exploded meters away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in tensions

China quake death toll more than doubles to 54, hundreds hurt

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China’s western Gansu province on Monday more than doubled to 54 people, the municipal government said, with hundreds

Taliban kill 10 foreign climbers, Pakistani guide

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Islamic militants disguised as policemen killed 10 foreign climbers and a Pakistani guide in a brazen overnight raid against their campsite at the base of one of

Pakistani premier: Musharraf should be tried

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s premier said Monday that the military ruler who ousted him in a coup over a decade ago should be tried for treason, but the government stopped

US factory boss held hostage by workers in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said Monday he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages