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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Two US embassy workers shoot each other in row at Caracas strip club

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Embarrassment for the US as military attaché and another official are taken to hospital after coming to blowsat a Caracas night spot Embassy pair shot in row at strip club Two officials from the US embassy have been shot during an altercation at a strip club in Venezuela's capital, police and US State Department officials said. The wounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249125/two-us-embassy-workers-shoot-each-other-row-caracas-strip-club
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China reopens Somalia embassy after 23-year hiatus

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:09am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Shut down in 1991 during civil war, reopening diplomatic outpost another sign of widening presence in Africa China said it would re-open its embassy in Somalia ... to Somali Foreign Minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh as the first step in reopening the embassy. Chinese diplomats left Somalia in January 1991 after a long-time dictator was overthrown and warlords ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545387/china-reopen-somalia-embassy-after-23-years-amid-widening-presence-africa
  3. News - World - SUDAN

    Sudanese Christian woman at centre of apostasy case flees to US embassy

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Woman in apostasy case at U.S. embassy The case of a Sudanese Christian woman, whose death sentence for having converted from Islam sparked worldwide concern, has now taken a new twist, with the woman taking refuge in the US embassy in Khartoum. The execution order was overturned on Monday and Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was freed, only to be rearrested when she attempted to fly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542008/sudanese-christian-woman-centre-apostasy-case-flees-us-embassy
  4. News - World - LEBANON

    Third bombing in a week in Lebanon injures three near Saudi embassy

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Blast near Saudi embassy injures 3 A blast triggered by a suicide bomber wounded three security officers in a hotel close to the Saudi Arabian embassy in Beirut, ... who was wounded in the blast, was arrested at the scene. The embassy was not damaged. "The suicide bomber wanted to blow himself up at another place and security measures were taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541122/third-bombing-week-lebanon-injures-three-near-saudi-embassy
  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US pokes Beijing with 'Liu Xiaobo Plaza' Washington embassy address

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:00pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Republican Frank Wolf says change would highlight Liu’s 'unjust imprisonment' China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its next year State Department budget a proposal to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza.” China’s imposing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540177/us-pokes-beijing-new-liu-xiaobo-plaza-washington-embassy-address
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its next year State Department budget a proposal to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”. Liu, a writer, was jailed over his involvement in Tiananmen Square. Later, in 2009, he was slapped with an 11-year sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing says embassy 'never invited' Jimmy Lai to dinner while he was in Myanmar

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Beijing denies media mogul was invited to an embassy dinner while in Myanmar Jimmy Lai invitation 'purely fictitious' Beijing's top foreign ministry representative in Hong Kong has dismissed as "purely fictitious" claims that the Chinese embassy in Myanmar invited Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying to dinner during his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540528/beijing-says-embassy-never-invited-jimmy-lai-dinner-while-he-was
  8. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Anti-Japan rallies continue across mainland and in HK over Diaoyus

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, LOUISE HO, Ada Lee

    ... Louise Ho in Shanghai and Teddy Ng in Beijing More anti-Japan rallies in several major cities Protests targeting Japan were held in several major cities yesterday, prompting the postponement or cancellation of sports and cultural-exchange activities involving Japanese. In Beijing, separate groups of protesters assembled outside the Japanese embassy at different times amid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1035308/anti-japan-rallies-continue-across-mainland-and-hk-over-diaoyus
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    ‘Filipino infestation in Singapore’ blog sparks embassy call for probe

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:14pm by AP

    ... intolerance towards migrant workers in the city-state. The blog was written anonymously and was widely shared on social media, prompting the Philippine embassy in Singapore to appeal to the government ... rights for the event to take place at such a prominent location. In a statement on its website this week, the Philippine embassy advised its nationals to be restrained in their response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536176/philippines-asks-singapore-probe-racist-blog
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Prime Minister Tony Abbot says Australia will prevent jihadists returning as armed unit is dispatched to Baghdad to protect embassy from ISIL militants ... to protect its embassy in Baghdad in the face of the ongoing offensive by Sunni Muslim jihadist ISIL forces. The decision follows the move by key ally the United States to deploy 275 troops to help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy

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