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  1. News - China

    The China activist still seeking democracy after 50-year fight

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 05:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Jinan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jinan Sun Wenguang is one of China's oldest activists When Chinese police beat elderly former professor Sun Wenguang so badly they broke four ribs, it was just part of the price he has paid for a lifetime defying authority. The white-haired, soft-spoken Sun first went to prison nearly 50 years ago and is now one of China’s oldest activists, admired ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Twitter IPO marks end, beginning in social media era

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse

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  3. News - Asia

    Four Chinese ships in disputed waters, says Japan

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:02pm by Agence France Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan on Saturday with no sign of a compromise seen between Asia’s two largest powers. The four Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters around the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku islands - which Beijing calls the Diaoyus - on Saturday ...

  4. News - World - WIKILEAKS

    Snowden leaks sparked welcome debate, says US spy chief

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 08:45am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leaks from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden triggered a much needed debate about surveillance in America, even if they jeopardised national security, the country’s spy chief admitted on Thursday. “As loathe as I am to give any credit for what’s happened here, which is egregious,” said National Intelligence Director James ...

  5. News - World

    20 years on, historic Oslo accords seen as false dawn

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramallah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah Accords fail to live up to original expectations Twenty years after the historic Oslo accords, seen then as the cornerstone of an imminent peace settlement, Israelis and Palestinians had to be dragged back to the negotiating table following conflicts and political deadlock. With Palestinian officials admitting the latest US-brokered talks ...

  6. News - Asia

    Dennis Rodman puts a name to Kim Jong-un’s daughter

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Dennis Rodman taking ex-NBA players to North Korea for exhibition games Dennis Rodman taking ex-NBA players to North Korea for exhibition games Retired NBA star Dennis ... said it cancelled the invitation because of the alleged mobilisation of US bombers. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

  7. News - Asia

    Four China ships in disputed zone, says report

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 11:12am by Agence France Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France Presse in Tokyo Four Chinese coastguard ships on Friday entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to a report. Jiji press said the ships entered waters around Uotsurijima, one of the five islands Japan claims as the Senkakus and China as the Diaoyus around 8.15 pm, staying there for two hours. ...

  8. News - World

    Graphic videos of Syria victims surface as White House presses case for strike

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 08:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse The Obama administration has shown graphic videos of Syrians in the aftermath of a chemical attack to a select group of senators in closed-door briefings to make the case that a limited military attack on the country is justified. A US congressional panel posted videos of Syrian victims Saturday, many of them children, as the White House presses its case ...

  9. Sport

    China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France. Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team. And although the 27-year-old did not set ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott were both raucously heckled by refugee advocates on Saturday as Australia voted in a general election. In south Sydney, a group of protesters tried to block the path of the poll favourite opposition leader, screaming: “Refugees welcome, Abbott is not”. Security men intervened ...




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