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  • China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

    BEIJING, China - Aug 27 - Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swathe of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties. The official Xinhua... Read more

  • Major Western leaders shun China WWII military parade

    CHINA, Aug 25 - From Belarus to Vanuatu, China on Tuesday issued a list of world leaders attending next week's huge military parade to mark Japan's defeat in World War II that was notable for its absences. The display, a show of strength which comes as Beijing takes a more... Read more

  • Shanghai stocks slump, defying bounce in Asian shares

    SHANGHAI, China, Aug 25 - Shanghai stocks tumbled on Tuesday, extending the worst daily plunge for eight years after worries about China's faltering economy sent world financial markets reeling, but other Asian markets bounced back from heavy early losses. A slump in Chinese... Read more

  • HK photographer facing Thai jail for ballistic vest

    BANGKOK, Aug 24- A Hong Kong photographer faces jail after he was detained for carrying a ballistic vest and helmet while covering the aftermath of last week's deadly shrine bombing, police said Monday. Anthony Kwan Hok chun, who works for the Hong Kong based Initium media... Read more

  • China blast death toll rises to 121 as probe pledged

    SHANGHAI, China, Aug 22 - China's powerful State Council, or cabinet, has vowed to conduct a "rigorous" investigation into the cause of last week's explosions in the northern port city of Tianjin as the death toll rose to 121, state media reported on Saturday. The government... Read more