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U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Aug 8, 2014

China to build lighthouses in South China Sea, news agency says

The Chinese government will construct lighthouses on five South China Sea islands, the state-run China News Agency reported Thursday. Technical staff conducted thorough survey work and measurement of the waters around the islands for eight days starting July 27, the report said, citing Yang ...

Aug 7, 2014

Anti-Semites threaten Jewish children on Sydney school bus

Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who stormed a Sydney school bus and allegedly hurled racial abuse and threats. New South Wales state police said five juveniles were arrested early Thursday over the incident on Wednesday afternoon. They ...

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Aug 7, 2014

Cambodia set for landmark verdict on Khmer Rouge chiefs

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders face a verdict at a U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Thursday over allegations of crimes against humanity, marking the first time rulers of the murderous regime will be judged in a court. Prosecutors are demanding life in jail for ...

China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020

Aug 5, 2014

China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020

China’s smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau posted the plan on its website Monday, saying the city ...