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Jun 9, 2015

Two police, three others dead in China shooting

Five people have been killed, including two police officers, in a shooting in rural northern China. The shooting early Tuesday in Suning county marked a rare incidence of gun crime in China, where private ownership of firearms is illegal. The official Xinhua News Agency ...

Jun 8, 2015

Man destroys house, cars in Australia bulldozer rampage

An Australian man was charged Monday with attempted murder after allegedly stealing a bulldozer, crushing four cars and then driving the machine through a house. Police were called to the home in Teralba, 143 km north of Sydney, early Monday after the 48-year-old flattened ...

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Jun 8, 2015

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offenses this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves. Police gave a breakdown of their anti-trafficking activities with 56 cases ...

Jun 2, 2015

Malaysian brothers get settlement in Flight 370 lawsuit

Two Malaysian boys whose father was a passenger on the jetliner that vanished in March last year secured an out-of-court settlement in the tragedy’s first legal case against Malaysia Airlines and the government. Lawyer Arunan Selvaraj said Tuesday the mother of the boys decided ...

Jun 2, 2015

KFC sues Chinese companies over online rumors about its food products

Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it has filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs. The case filed by China’s biggest restaurant operator comes as the government ...

Jun 1, 2015

China to punish officials who interfere in judicial cases

China’s top prosecutor will punish officials who attempt to interfere in court cases, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday, the latest move adopted by the government to boost the rule of law and instill confidence in the courts. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate said ...

May 27, 2015

Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find

Chinese police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country’s biggest recovery of stolen artifacts. The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that the operation rescued 1,168 cultural relics worth more than 500 million ...