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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Blind activist Chen Guangcheng accuses Beijing of targeting his family

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Dissident has called on US President Obama to intervene Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on Tuesday accused Beijing authorities of cracking down on members of his family, calling on President Barack Obama to intervene. Chen, who emigrated to the United States last year following his dramatic escape from house arrest, told reporters ...

  2. News - China - DIAOYU ISLANDS

    Chinese ships in disputed waters on National Day, says Japanese coastguard

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Chinese ships sailed into Tokyo-controlled waters on Tuesday as Beijing celebrated its National Day and as Japan and the United States prepare for talks on their defence pact. Four vessels from the Chinese coastguard entered the territorial waters of the Senkaku islands at around 9am, the Japanese coastguard said. China calls the islands the Diaoyus ...

  3. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Three dead as Typhoon Wutip batters central Vietnam

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi China deploys navy warships and aircraft to search for survivors At least three people were killed and 26 others injured as Typhoon Wutip slammed into central Vietnam, leaving more than 70 fishermen missing and a trail of devastation in its wake, reports said on Tuesday. Some 250,000 houses were destroyed or damaged and tens of thousands of hectares ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan coastguard arrests Chinese crew over fatal crash

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:04am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Collision of Jia Hui with Eifuku Maru No 18 left five dead and one missing Japan’s coastguard said Monday it had arrested a Chinese crew member of a Sierra Leone-registered vessel over a collision with a Japanese ship that left five people dead and one missing. Xia Hong-bo, 35, was on duty when the 2,962-tonne Jia Hui collided with the 498-tonne Eifuku Maru ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM wavers on asylum during Indonesia trip

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 04:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Tony Abbott strikes conciliatory tone as he seeks to strengthen business ties with Indonesia Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said he remained committed to crushing the “evil scourge” of people-smuggling but appeared to waver on some of the key elements of his hardline boatpeople policy. On a trip to Jakarta, where officials have ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad area bombings kill at least 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 11:23am by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Bombings latest in Sunni-Shiite violence in central Iraq Twelve car bombs, mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas in and around Baghdad, killed at least 47 people on Monday, while at least three died in a blast against Sunni worshippers, officials said. The bombings were the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in central Iraq that have raised ...

  7. Sport - China - CYCLING

    Ji Cheng set to make Tour de France history

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 12:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse Giant-Shimano rider will become the first Chinese to ride in the Grand Boucle Ji Cheng is set to make history as the first Chinese rider on the Tour de France after ... Chinese rider ever to ride the Tour de France will be huge for him and his country and we look forward to seeing the impact this has on the globalisation of the sport.” ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death toll in Pakistan bombing rises to 42

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Peshawar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Peshawar Bombing is third deadly strike in week to hit northwestern city of Peshawar The death toll from a car bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar rose to 42 on Monday, hospital authorities said. The bombing on Sunday, which caused carnage in a busy market area, was the third deadly strike in a week to hit the city, the gateway ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran nuclear deal could be reached in months, says Kerry

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 10:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State's comments come amid marked improvement in relations between Washington and Tehran US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday a deal with Iran could be brokered within months if Tehran proves that its nuclear programme was not being used to build atomic weapons. In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes programme, ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Austrian coalition scrapes majority as far-right gains

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Vienna

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Austria’s two main political parties looked on Monday to have little alternative but to continue their unloved “grand coalition” for another five years after just scraping together a majority in elections. This is unless the conservatives attempt a repeat of their 2000 coalition with the third-placed far-right, which saw its share of the vote ...




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