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Following Strike over Censorship, China Newspaper Publishes Weekly Edition

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese newspaper where journalists had gone on strike to protest government censorship has published its weekly issue as scheduled, but is urging Beijing to reform its media control policies. The Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly was available in several parts of the country Thursday, following reports that a tentative deal had been reached between Communist Party […]

India Lodges Protest with Pakistan over Soldiers’ Killing

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan denies involvement. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that India conveyed to Pakistan in very strong terms its concern about Tuesday’s incident. India said the bodies of […]

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India Lodges Strong Protest with Pakistan over Soldiers’ Killing

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the killing of two Indian soldiers in an alleged cross-border attack by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan denies involvement. Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that India conveyed to Pakistan in very strong terms its concern about Tuesday’s incident. India said the bodies of […]

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Vietnam Jails 13 Activists on Subversion Charges

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court has given lengthy jail sentences to 14 rights activists convicted of plotting to overthrow the communist government. Following a brief two-day trial, the defendants received sentences Wednesday ranging from three to 13 years in prison. Another defendant was given three years of house arrest. The court in the northern Vietnamese province of […]

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India Urges Pakistan to Probe Cross-Border Clash

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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India has lodged a formal complaint with Pakistan over the alleged killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir and called on Islamabad to immediately investigate the incident. Indian officials summoned the Pakistani high commissioner (Salman Bashir) in New Delhi on Wednesday about that clash they said violated “all norms of international […]

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Richardson Urging N.Korea to Stop Weapons Tests, Expand Internet

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A private delegation of Google executives and other U.S. leaders touring North Korea says it is urging Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and allow for expanded use of the Internet and cell phones. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who is leading the delegation, told the Associated Press on Wednesday the group has also […]

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India Summons Pakistani Ambassador Over Alleged Shooting

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to New Delhi to register a protest over the alleged grisly killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops in the disputed border region of Kashmir. A spokesman for India’s foreign ministry announced the move Wednesday, just hours after Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called the incident “ghastly” and promised […]

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India Calls Alleged Pakistani Attack “Ghastly;” Promises Response

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s foreign affairs minister has called an alleged attack on Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops “ghastly” and says officials will decide on a response later on Wednesday. Speaking on Indian television, Salman Khurshid promised late Tuesday that Indian government and military officials would work together to decide on a course of action. He said the […]

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China Moving Ahead with Bo Xilai Case

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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China is moving ahead with the long-awaited case against disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, whose alleged involvement in a murder and corruption scandal has upset Chinese leadership. In a short article Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency says the “serious law violation case” involving Bo “has been transferred to judicial organs.” It did not say […]

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Japan Increases Surveillance of East China Sea Islands

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan has increased surveillance around disputed East China Sea islands, after Chinese ships made a rare prolonged visit to the waters around them. Tokyo controls the islands and refers to them as Senkaku, while Beijing considers them to be Chinese territory and calls them Diaoyu. Japan said four Chinese surveillance ships entered the waters around […]

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