China offers up to $50,000 in cash for terrorism tips in Tibet

Jan 31, 2015

China offers up to $50,000 in cash for terrorism tips in Tibet

Chinese authorities are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorist activities in the Himalayan region of Tibet, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. China's recent efforts to fight terrorism has largely involved the neighboring region of Xinjiang, where violent attacks blamed ...

Oct 4, 2014

Malaysia discovers 155 Uighurs crammed into two apartments

Malaysian authorities have detained 155 Uighurs, more than half of them children, who were found crammed into two apartments in Kuala Lumpur, immigration officials said. The Uighurs, a Muslim people from China's far-western region of Xinjiang, were discovered when officers from Malaysia's Immigration Department raided ...

Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds growing pockets of support

Aug 21, 2014

Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds growing pockets of support

On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Away from the front lines, however, a small but growing band of supporters is starting to speak up for the white policeman, saying ...

Aug 15, 2014

Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters, rights group says

Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader, a Tibetan rights group said. The crackdown in the Ganzi prefecture of Sichuan province, a flash point for Tibetan ...

Aug 13, 2014

Apple's tech workers: white or Asian males

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company's technology jobs in the ...

Myanmar's first census in 30 years extended amid controversy

Apr 12, 2014

Myanmar's first census in 30 years extended amid controversy

A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand. The women will have to go through 37,579 family census forms, according to officials, using calculators to ...

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

/ | Apr 4, 2014

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

Growing violence in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar ahead of the presidential election next week highlights a rift between Pashtun tribes that could tip the country back into civil war. The fate of Kandahar, birthplace of the Taliban insurgency, is crucial. Some Afghans fear that a ...