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  • China's hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of a senior official's son who crashed during what may have been sex games in a speeding Ferrari.

    In this photo taken on March 14, 2010, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, left, looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China’s hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of Ling's son, who crashed during what may have been sex games in a speeding Ferrari.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:00 AM EST
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  • In this photo taken on March 14, 2010, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, left, looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    China's hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of a senior official's son.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • Tokyo city officials and experts on a small boat conduct survey around Kitakojima, one of the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

    City officials planning to buy tiny islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China surveyed the area on a visit meant to send a message of ownership.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
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  • In this picture taken Aug. 30, 2012 , workers sort hops to be processed, during a harvest, near a village of Rocov, Czech Republic. Beer drinkers will have plenty to worry about this year after Czech authorities warned that bad weather has led to the country's hop harvest plummeting by around a quarter.

    Although the Czech hops harvest is expected to plummet by around a quarter this year due to bad weather, there's still plenty of stock to quench the huge thirst both at home and abroad.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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  • In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clinton will try to reassert American interests in the Asia-Pacific region in the face of China's growing influence as she kicks off a six-nation trip to the region.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton aims to reassert American interests in the face of China's growing influence and calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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  • Delegates are seen, prior to the start of the Non-Aligned Movement ministers meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

    The gathering could highlight Iran's limits and liabilities in the region and world.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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  • A electronic stock price board shows the 7.45 percent nosedive of Samsung Electronics Co. share price, to 1,180,000 won (US$1,039.65 ), at a bank in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Asian markets drifted lower Monday in early trading as Apple's court victory in a high-stakes patent dispute sent shares of Samsung Electronics and its affiliates into a tailspin.

     

    Stock markets retreated Tuesday due to global worries about the impact of the eurozone debt crisis and as investors awaited a key speech by the U.S. central bank chief.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
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