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Cambodia shutters independent radio, boots out US NGO

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two independent Cambodian radio stations that allowed rare criticism of the government said Wednesday they are …

China ponders public morality after video of gruesome death

BEIJING (AP) — A speeding taxi knocks the pedestrian off her feet, sending her hurtling through the air. Dozens of people stand gawking or walk past, as if the young woman sprawled in the busy intersection simply doesn’t exist. A full minute passes, and another speeding vehicle, this time an …

Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2015 file photo, solar panels are seen near the power grid in northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region. BEIJING (AP) — Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as …

Bye-bye Blue House as S. Korean leader shuns imperial home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new South Korean president is so eager to distance himself from his disgraced, jailed predecessor that he plans to partially abandon one of the job’s major perks: the mountainside presidential palace, the Blue House, from which she conducted her imperial presidency. Addressing the nation …