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China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Year

published about 7 hours ago
A Chinese official said the moratorium would allow the government to evaluate if a ban helps protect African elephants.

South Korea Strikes Down Adultery Law

published about 15 hours ago
An estimated 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted under the law since the authorities began keeping count in 1985.

In China, Civic Groups’ Freedom, and Followers, Are Vanishing

published about 18 hours ago
In China, Civic Groups’ Freedom, and Followers, Are Vanishing
Under President Xi Jinping, the government is forcefully narrowing its tolerance of grass-roots organizations, especially those that deal with politically contentious issues.

Asian Shares Mixed

published about 22 hours ago
Stocks in Japan made small gains while Hong Kong and Australia fell, as investors turned to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s testimony for clues about when interest rates might rise.

Koreans Are on a Debt Binge

published about 22 hours ago
Koreans Are on a Debt Binge
South Koreans are on a borrowing binge. Cheap credit is fueling rapid growth in household debt, which clocked its biggest quarterly gain on record at the end of 2014.