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At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, athletes from Syria march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet — North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?

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Retiring Li Na has “no regrets” about retiring

Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce  her retirement in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying.

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Artist says tax case shows China’s dark side

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Chinese outspoken artist Ai Weiwei speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. China’s best-known artist dissident Ai blasted his country’s Communist government for losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country’s Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.

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Dunga picks Robinho for Argentina match

Brazil's soccer coach Dunga gives a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Dunga summoned players for upcoming friendly games with Argentina and Japan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Dunga has called up Robinho for the team’s friendly matches against Argentina and Japan next month.

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