China's ZTE settles US sanctions case
HONG KONG • Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly US$900 million (S$1.3 billion) in a United States sanctions case. A probe found ZTE conspired to evade US embargoes by buying US components, incorporating them into ZTE equipment and illegally shipping them to Iran.
Thousands flee Myanmar clashes
YANGON • Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official said, as fighting threatened leader Aung San Suu Kyi's goal of reaching peace with minorities.
Salman Khan's acquittal challenged
JAIPUR • Indian authorities have challenged a court's decision to acquit Bollywood superstar Salman Khan over the use of unlicensed firearms to kill protected wildlife almost two decades ago.
Indonesia jails 'deviant sect' leaders
JAKARTA • An Indonesian court has jailed three leaders of a group - tagged by Islamic clerics as a deviant religious organisation - for up to five years for blasphemy, sparking condemnation from human rights groups over the targeting of minorities.