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China considers ending death penalty for 9 crimes

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China may scrap the death penalty for nine out of 55 crimes, including counterfeiting and smuggling nuclear materials, state media said Monday.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong activists mark one month of ‘Umbrella Movement’

Stickers with messages of support are seen on a wall in the occupied areas surrounding the government complex in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets with demands for more democracy thinned dramatically Tuesday after student leaders and the government agreed to hold talks in the increasingly frustrated city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests, calling on supporters to gather for an evening rally wearing the masks they have used to ward off police tear gas and pepper spray.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mahjong faces endgame in China

Chinese mahjong

The ancient Chinese game of mahjong became the latest extravagance to be condemned in official media Tuesday, as a writer in the Communist party’s mouthpiece newspaper urged government personnel to shun the pastime.

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

China launches first mission to moon and back

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China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth’s only natural satellite.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Hong Kong student leaders Wednesday said they may not take part in further talks with the government after accusing city authorities of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass rallies.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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