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Factory worker turned Apple supplier now China’s richest woman

1 April 2015

BEIJING, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass has become China’s richest woman, reports said, with a fortune surpassing $8 billion.

India's police seek cow 'mugshots' to enforce beef ban

1 April 2015

MUMBAI (AFP): The police in a west Indian township have asked cattle owners to supply photographs of their animals to help enforce the state's tough new ban on beef, an officer said on Wednesday.

India's police arrest four Bangladeshi nationals over gang rape of nun

1 April 2015

KOLKATA (AFP): The Indian police said on Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.

Nine dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide: state media

1 April 2015

YANGON, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Rescuers are searching for more than 20 miners buried by a landslide at a jade mine in remote war-torn northern Myanmar that killed at least nine people, state media reported Wednesday.

'Silver porn' shows fifty shades of greying Japan

1 April 2015

TOKYO (AFP): Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony - instead she's debuting as a porn actress.

World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

1 April 2015

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.

UNICEF: At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week

1 April 2015

UNITED NATIONS, United States: At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated with a Saudi-led air campaign, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Tuesday.

Turkey hostage drama ends in deadly shoot-out

1 April 2015

ISTANBUL: A senior Turkish prosecutor and his two hostage-takers were killed when security forces launched an operation to free the official in a bloody end to a six-hour standoff in Istanbul.

Egypt president urges Yemen rebels to ‘back off’

1 April 2015

CAIRO: Egypt’s president on Tuesday urged Shiite rebels in Yemen to “back off” for the sake of their country, saying Cairo is participating in a military campaign there for Gulf Arab security.

‘Disaster emergency’ as super typhoon churns through Micronesia

1 April 2015

HAGATNA, Guam: The main Micronesian state of Chuuk declared a “disaster emergency” as Super Typhoon Maysak continued to cut a destructive path across the central Pacific on Wednesday.

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