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Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year

Oct 19, 2018

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

Oct 19, 2018

Asian stock markets tumble after Wall Street declines and Chinese economic growth slows

China's economic growth slows to 6.5 percent in quarter ending in September from previous quarter's 6.7 percent

Oct 19, 2018

China's economic growth slows to 6.5 percent in quarter ending in September from previous quarter's 6.7 percent

Progressives say Seoul caved in denying asylum to Yemenis

Oct 19, 2018

South Korea's government is being accused of caving to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting refugee status for Yemenis who arrived on a tourist island earlier this year and sought asylum

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct 18, 2018

Chinese emergency services say about 6,000 people have been evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India

World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

Oct 18, 2018

Stock markets are mostly lower on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.

China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Oct 18, 2018

China regrets U.S. withdrawal from UN treaty on international postage

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

Oct 18, 2018

China's politically sensitive yuan sinks further after US currency report

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

Oct 18, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighborhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities