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Diggers find ancient tombs in Beijing suburb

Dec 9, 2016

Diggers find ancient tombs in Beijing suburb

The Chinese capital’s future administrative hub was already bustling 2,000 years ago. Government agencies excavating a site in the far southeastern Beijing suburbs say they have found ancient city walls and more than 1,000 tombs, most of which are dated to the eastern Han ...

Dec 9, 2016

China's colleges must serve the Communist Party, Xi says

China’s President Xi Jinping has called for allegiance to the ruling Communist Party from the country’s colleges and universities, the latest effort by Beijing to tighten its hold on education. The government has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and in ...

South Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

Dec 8, 2016

South Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

South Korea’s opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday against President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political scandal. A parliamentary official reported the motion to a plenary session, which means an impeachment ...

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Dec 8, 2016

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic “Free French” took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders. But their sacrifice, though largely unknown in their homeland, is not forgotten in Asia. There are six ...

Dec 8, 2016

New Zealand drops racially offensive place names

New Zealand is to erase the racially offensive word “nigger” from its landscape, the government said Thursday. The names of three areas in the Southern Alps of the South Island have been changed to words taken from the indigenous Maori language. Nigger Stream will ...