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Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of “one China,” as pro-democracy campaigners in both semiautonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi’s two-day visit to Macau to mark the ...

Dec 20, 2014

Aussie mom held in kids' killings

Australian police said Saturday they have arrested the mother of most of the eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mark the tragedy. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children, ...

Dec 20, 2014

U.S. aid worker working near China-North Korean border arrested

A Korean-American aid worker running a school in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the ...

Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Dec 20, 2014

Pakistan kills 77 militants after Taliban school massacre

Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. Meanwhile, a Pakistani prosecutor said ...

Dec 20, 2014

China arrests U.S. aid worker in North Korean border town

A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. ...

Hong Kong tycoon, ex-deputy leader found guilty of massive corruption

Dec 19, 2014

Hong Kong tycoon, ex-deputy leader found guilty of massive corruption

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government’s former deputy leader, Rafael Hui, were found guilty of corruption Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance. Kwok’s billionaire brother Raymond was cleared after a seven-month trial over payments ...