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Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food

SHANGHAI/LANGFANG China - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands including KFC and McDonald's Corp over allegations the firm supplied out-of-date meat.

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South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand

SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague

BANGKOK - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday.

World, Thailand 3:49am EDT

Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty

LONDON - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.

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New York Governor Cuomo's office intervened in corruption probe -NY Times

Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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Gaza bloodshed deepens, airlines shun Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said indirect truce talks between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. | Video