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Ramadan fasting banned in China

Jul 3, 2014

Ramadan fasting banned in China

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Statements posted in the past several days on websites of schools, government ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. couple arrested over 'caged' autistic boy

A Californian couple have been arrested for allegedly keeping their 11-year-old autistic son in a metal cage designed for an animal, police said Wednesday. The boy, who is unable to communicate, has been taken into protective custody with his younger siblings following their parents’ ...

Jul 3, 2014

Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him, after he was charged in a corruption probe that could spell trouble for his future political ambitions. The former conservative party leader fought back in a broadcast interview ...

Jul 2, 2014

Effigy burned of rape row Indian lawmaker

Protesters set fire Wednesday to an effigy of an Indian lawmaker who had threatened the rape of his rivals’ relatives as a storm over his comments refused to subside despite an apology. Several thousand people took part in a number of protests in Tapas ...

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Jul 2, 2014

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Three officials believed to be right-hand men of China’s former security chief were expelled from the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday over corruption, authorities said. It was the latest sign that Zhou Yongkang, once a member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China’s most ...

Jun 30, 2014

Pakistan girl dies after suitor sets her on fire

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in gasoline and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday. It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan’s Punjab province within days, following ...