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Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

Feb 2, 2018

Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees; torture, forced repatriation alleged

Shanghai police believe minivan crash was accident and not attack, say driver was smoking while transporting gas tanks

Feb 2, 2018

Shanghai police believe minivan crash was accident and not attack, say driver was smoking while transporting gas tanks

Asian shares lower as investors mull earnings, yields weigh

Feb 2, 2018

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday as investors evaluated the latest earnings reports and worries about rising U.S. bond yields weighed on sentiment

Rise of 'morality schools' for Chinese women sparks outcry

Feb 2, 2018

So-called "female morality schools" where women are taught to be subservient to men have sparked a storm of criticism in China

Myanmar court refuses bail for reporters in secrets case

Feb 1, 2018

A Myanmar court has denied bail for two Reuters journalists charged with illegally handling government secrets. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police accused them of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act

Gasoline prices hiked sharply in Turkmenistan

Feb 1, 2018

Turkmenistan, which once provided drivers a quota of free gasoline every month, has raised its pump prices by 50 percent as the country struggles with low prices for its mainstay export of natural gas

China debating whether to raise sunken Iranian oil tanker

Feb 1, 2018

China is seeking ways to remove the oil that sank with an Iranian tanker whose 32 crew members died

Britain's May meets China's Xi on visit focused post-Brexit

Feb 1, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit aimed at mapping out new trading arrangements following Britain's departure from the European Union

India budget offers free cooking gas, health plan for poor

Feb 1, 2018

India's finance minister has announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from free cooking gas to a health plan for the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year

On China visit, Britain's May focused on post-Brexit future

Jan 31, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for expanding the "global strategic partnership" between the United Kingdom and China at the start of a visit focused on working out new trade arrangements once Britain leaves the European Union

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