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Dozens killed in terror attack in China’s Xinjiang–Xinhua

Muslims attend an Eid al-Fitr morning prayer session at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Chinese police shot dead dozens belonging to a knife-wielding terror gang in Xinjiang in the far western region, which is home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, on Monday, a day before the end of Ramadan.  AP PHOTO/ANDY WONG

Chinese police shot dead dozens belonging to a knife-wielding terror gang in Xinjiang, state media said Tuesday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the far western region home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Historic Chinese church gutted by fire

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A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

In this July 10, 2014 photo, tourists use a smart device to take photograph of themselves with the general view of Hong Kong at The Peak. AP FILE PHOTO

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police in China remove church’s cross

In this photo taken July 15, 2014, Pastor Tao Chongyin, left speaks with church member Fan Liang'an in front of the Wuxi Christian Church with the words "Church of Jesus" in red in Longwan, Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. AP File photo.

Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top one percent control a third of China’s wealth–study

A Chinese man smokes inside his tricycle as he waits for customer outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China on July 16. AP

The top one percent of households in communist-ruled China control more than one third of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 25 percent control just one hundredth, official media said, citing an academic report.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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