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A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with at eight Hong Kong tourists dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who hijacked the vehicle and demanded his job back, officials said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday inaugurated the country's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.
Engineers reinforced a lifeline Monday to 33 miners trapped deep inside a Chilean gold and copper mine, preparing to keep them supplied with food, water, medicine and communications during the four months it may take to carve a tunnel wide enough to pull them out.
Much of Asia, correctly or not, sees an Obama administration retreating step by step before growing Chinese strength. A stronger alliance with communist Vietnam, not exactly a fully reliable partner, could be a building block if Washington cares to reverse that image of retreat.
Lenovo Group, the fourth-largest personal computer maker, said Thursday it rebounded to a quarterly profit from a loss a year earlier, driven by strong sales in China and other emerging markets.
The Obama administration said Thursday that it was close to securing an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume direct peace talks. Some U.S. officials said an announcement could be imminent.
Burma on Thursday published stringent rules for November's general election that demand candidates seek permission a week in advance to campaign, do not make speeches that "tarnish" the ruling military or shout slogans at processions.
A bomb attack killed seven people and wounded 14 Thursday in China's far west region of Xinjiang, an area beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence.
China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit rose 4.2 percent on growing demand and the rollout of mobile Internet services but warned it faces increased competition.