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Champion Azarenka stunned by Petkovic

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Radwanska, Li, Serena advance

Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

Xi Jinping takes over as China’s President

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Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.

China warns India over oil hunt in S. China Sea

China on Thursday cautioned India against any “unilateral” attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, saying that it is opposed to nations outside the region intervening in the

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.