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Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

Mar 21, 2014

Mumbai court convicts four over gang rape of photographer

A Mumbai court convicted four men Thursday over the gang rape of a photographer on assignment in the Indian city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women’s safety. The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last ...

India court upholds death sentence for Delhi gang-rapists

Mar 14, 2014

India court upholds death sentence for Delhi gang-rapists

An Indian court upheld Thursday the death penalty handed to four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that shocked the country and sparked weeks of protests. The High Court rejected an appeal by the four, ...

Mar 13, 2014

Nine arrested over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with ...

Mar 6, 2014

No ethnic link seen to Kunming knife attack

A deadly knife attack at a Chinese train station last week should not be linked to ethnicity, a senior government official said, days after authorities blamed the incident on separatists from its troubled Xinjiang region. China says militants from Xinjiang, home to a large ...

China vows to punish Kunming knife-rampage perpetrators

Mar 3, 2014

China vows to punish Kunming knife-rampage perpetrators

China Sunday promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 29 people in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock. Victims spoke of black-clad attackers slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late Saturday ...

China says 33 killed in Xinjiang rebel strike

Mar 2, 2014

China says 33 killed in Xinjiang rebel strike

China on Sunday blamed militants from the restive far western region of Xinjiang for an attack at a train station on the other side of the country by knife-wielding “terrorists” in which at least 33 died, including four of the assailants, who were shot ...

Muckraking Hong Kong editor in critical condition after cleaver attack

Feb 26, 2014

Muckraking Hong Kong editor in critical condition after cleaver attack

The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose ouster triggered protests over press freedoms and Beijing’s influence, is in a critical condition after being attacked with a cleaver, authorities said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked ...