Latest news from KUNMING city, China.

Prominent China rights lawyer could face harsher charges: attorney

Prominent China rights lawyer could face harsher charges: attorney

 

Chinese prosecutors could upgrade the charges against a prominent human rights lawyer, saying that he incited ethnic hatred and discrimination when he wrote a microblog post criticizing the government's account of a mass knife attack, his lawyer said on Thursday.


November 20, 2014 - 11:32 GMT

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KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.


October 31, 2014 - 13:49 GMT

Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.


October 31, 2014 - 13:29 GMT

Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.


October 31, 2014 - 12:29 GMT

Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT

 

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said Friday.


October 31, 2014 - 10:54 GMT
Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack

Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack

 

Beijing AFP - A Chinese appeals court on Friday upheld death sentences for three people convicted over a mass stabbing that killed 31 people earlier this year, state media reported.


October 31, 2014 - 06:54 GMT

Chinese policeman killed in smuggling case

 

BEIJING - A Chinese policeman died after about 20 Vietnamese citizens attacked him and other officers who had impounded a vessel suspected of smuggling in southern China, the local customs district said Monday.


September 29, 2014 - 12:03 GMT

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HONG KONG - Hong Kong police blasted pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and used vans with flashing lights in renewed efforts overnight to force demonstrators from streets near the government headquarters, as the city's top leader early Monday urged them to go home.


September 28, 2014 - 21:22 GMT

Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Leaders of a Hong Kong pro-democracy movement say they're kicking off a long threatened mass civil disobedience protest to challenge Beijing over its recent decision to rule out genuine democratic reforms for the former British colony.


September 27, 2014 - 20:25 GMT
Fatal school stampede in China blamed on horseplay

Fatal school stampede in China blamed on horseplay

 

BEIJING - A stampede that killed six children and injured 26 at a southern Chinese elementary school is being blamed on horseplay that sparked panic among dozens of schoolchildren.


September 27, 2014 - 10:16 GMT

Why China stays out of Islamic State fight, for now

 

One might expect China to be heavily invested in the international fight to stop Islamic State jihadists from taking over Iraq and Syria: For starters, China is the number one investor in Iraq's oil industry.


September 26, 2014 - 13:41 GMT
Uighur scholar sentenced to life urges 'peace' from prison: lawyer

Uighur scholar sentenced to life urges 'peace' from prison: lawyer

 

A prominent Uighur academic sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday called for peace, his lawyer said, as Western powers accused Beijing of silencing a moderate voice.


September 24, 2014 - 07:48 GMT
China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week: lawyer

 

BEIJING Reuters - China's trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence on Thursday, and his lawyer said a verdict in a case that has drawn international criticism might come next week.


September 19, 2014 - 03:34 GMT
China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report

China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report

 

BEIJING Reuters - China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for plotting terror attacks, state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fueled by Islamist militants.


September 18, 2014 - 03:12 GMT

Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT

 

TOKYO - A U.S citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict.


September 13, 2014 - 06:18 GMT

Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

 

TOKYO - A U.S citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict.


September 12, 2014 - 22:23 GMT
Three condemned to die for 'China's 9/11' mass stabbing

Three condemned to die for 'China's 9/11' mass stabbing

 

Beijing AFP - Three men were condemned to death Friday and a pregnant woman given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, a court said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang.


September 12, 2014 - 15:07 GMT
China convicts 4 for train station terror attack

China convicts 4 for train station terror attack

 

BEIJING - Chinese state media say a court has sentenced three men to death and a woman to life in prison after a one-day trial for organizing and carrying out a knife attack that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.


September 12, 2014 - 09:58 GMT

Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

 

SUVA, Fiji - First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations Friday as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety.


September 12, 2014 - 05:52 GMT

Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

 

SUVA, Fiji - First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations Friday as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety.


September 12, 2014 - 05:16 GMT

China puts 4 on trial for train station attack

 

BEIJING - Chinese state media say a trial has started for four man accused of killing 29 people in a knife attack outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.


September 12, 2014 - 03:03 GMT
Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

 

BANGKOK - Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.


August 27, 2014 - 07:41 GMT



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