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Shooting at Sri Lanka Political Meeting Leaves 1 Dead and 12 Hurt The finance minister, Ravi Karunanayake, who was at the scene, called the violence an act of political terrorism.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Beijing Defeats Almaty in Bid to Host 2022 Winter Olympics The Chinese capital beat the Kazakh city in an International Olympic Committee vote and will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 3:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Saturday Profile: A Voice From Chinas Uighur Homeland, Reporting From the United States Shohret Hoshur, a journalist who fled the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang, has continued to chronicle violence there for Radio Free Asia, based in Washington.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 3:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Surfer fights off shark attack A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday.
CNN.com | Jul 31, 2015 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Image of Asia: Crossing the river after monsoon flooding In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, rescuers help residents cross a river after a foot bridge was destroyed by floods in Thulakhet, Nepal, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Kathmandu. Rescuers on Friday also were searching for more victims of lands
Yahoo! News | Jul 31, 2015 1:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ai Weiwei Says He May Cancel Trip to Britain Over Visa Dispute Mr. Ai was denied a regular six-month business visa, and he instead received one that allows him to stay in the country from Sept. 9 to 29, the time of his planned travel.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 11:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Contributor: Chinas vs. Its Human Rights Lawyers The current crackdown shows how the Communist Party fears its legitimacy to rule could crumble.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 10:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program A new Microsoft chatbot called Xiaoice has become something of a hit in China with responses based on actual conversations culled from the Internet.
New York Times | Jul 31, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Has part of MH370 been found? Increasing confidence plane wreckage is from Boeing 777
CNN.com | Jul 31, 2015 08:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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What next? If confirmed to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, could a small portion of plane wing discovered on an Indian Ocean island be the clue investigators need to unlock one of aviation's biggest mysteries?
CNN.com | Jul 31, 2015 08:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend