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Woman suspected of role in China murders caught after 20 years at large

BEIJING (ANN): A female fugitive suspected of involvement in the murder of seven people was arrested in Xiamen, Fujian province on Thursday (Nov 28) after two decades on the run, Anhui Provincial Public Security Department said on Saturday (Nov 30).

Australia moves closer to compulsory child abuse reporting by priests

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's top attorneys agreed on Friday to standardise laws across the country forcing priests to report child abuse revealed to them during confessions in a move that could widen a schism between the church and the government.

China tortured me over Hong Kong, says former British consulate employee

LONDON (Reuters) - A former employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and shackled him in an attempt to force him to give information about activists leading pro-democracy protests.

Japan's ageing 'Hidden Christians' fear they may be their religion's last generation

IKITSUKI ISLAND/NAGASAKI CITY, Japan (Reuters) - His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.