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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony. In the second day of the operation to clear one of three protest ...

Nov 26, 2014

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S.

China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of President Xi Jinping’s ...

Nov 26, 2014

'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from Singapore

Singapore on Wednesday banned U.S.-based “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc from entering the country to conduct seminars after over 8,000 people signed a petition accusing him of legitimizing “sexual assault and predation.” The move follows a similar ban by Britain last week. Officials in other ...

New Zealanders feud over fate of corpse ship

Nov 26, 2014

New Zealanders feud over fate of corpse ship

The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets. They had tried their luck in New Zealand’s gold rush, and ...

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Nov 26, 2014

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Australia’s defense minister apologized on Wednesday after saying he would not trust the government-owned submarine firm “to build a canoe,” comments that fueled expectations that most work in a program costing 40 billion Australian dollars ($34 billion) will go offshore. Reuters reported in September ...

Chinese professors given chilling warning

| Nov 25, 2014

Chinese professors given chilling warning

Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors “being scornful of China.” During visits to more than 20 schools, the regional paper ...