Beijing (AFP) - Chinese police have detained on bribery charges the deputy chief of a village which attracted worldwide attention when it rebelled against its Communist leaders, state media said Friday.
Mumbai (AFP) - An apartment block collapsed in the Indian financial hub Mumbai on Friday, killing six people and injuring three others in the latest of a series of deadly building cave-ins, authorities said.
Islamabad (AFP) - A Pakistani teenager died Friday after setting herself on fire after a court dropped charges against four men accused of raping her, police said.
Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.
Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's main opposition party nominated the hugely popular governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, as its presidential candidate Friday, setting him up as the leading contender for July elections.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau was found guilty Friday of bribing a disgraced former minister in the gambling enclave of Macau in an attempt to purchase a prime development site in the former Portuguese colony.
Tokyo (AFP) - Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power on Friday, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.
Manila (AFP) - The Philippines and Muslim rebels are to sign a treaty on March 27 to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest rebellions, a senior aide to President Benigno Aquino said Friday.
Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese air force major and a karaoke bar owner have been charged with leaking military secrets to China, prosecutors said Friday, in the latest espionage case to hit the island.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia confirmed Friday that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.
Beijing (AFP) - China's troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover "woke up" again early Friday, though the mechanical troubles that have plagued it remain unfixed, the government said.
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