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Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday that he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features 45, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/7, World News0 Comments

Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped Germans

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Germans freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines by a militant group that threatened to behead one of them if ransom was not paid were flown to Manila on Saturday under the care of their embassy, a Philippine military spokesman said.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/31, World News0 Comments

1st Cambodia genocide trial aims to expose crimes

1st Cambodia genocide trial aims to expose crimes

By Sopheng Cheang Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP)—The first trial on charges of genocide against Cambodia’s brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease, and execution.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/31, World News0 Comments

Outcry over Thai soap rapes

Outcry over Thai soap rapes

By Jocelyn Gecker and Thanyarat Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/31, World News0 Comments

Nobel: two rival nations, one message of peace

Nobel: two rival nations, one message of peace

By Katy Daigle Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24, World News0 Comments

Scholar detained on charge of troublemaking

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles, his lawyer said Sunday.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24, World News0 Comments

China sentences 2 to death for cult-related murder

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Two members of a Chinese cult group were sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s outlet after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their “all-powerful spirit’’ cult.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24, World News0 Comments

Let’s dance! — Chinese Square Dancing

Let’s dance! — Chinese Square Dancing

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly It shouldn’t be confused with the traditional American square-dancing.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/24, World News0 Comments

Losing dad: A teen finds purpose in grief

Losing dad: A teen finds purpose in grief

By Martha Irvine AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Genevieve Liu sits back in bed each night, still thinking of her father before she sleeps. He used to sing the same song to his children at bedtime, often before he’d head to surgery to save the life of someone else’s child.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/17, World News0 Comments

2 Koreas meet for highest level talks in 5 years

2 Koreas meet for highest level talks in 5 years

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang’s inner circle met with South Korean officials Saturday in the rivals’ highest level face-to-face talks in five years, a possible indication that both sides are interested in pursuing better ties after months […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/17, World News0 Comments

China tells Taiwan: Reunifying will end antagonism

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said reunifying the mainland and Taiwan is about ending political antagonism, rather than about rebuilding territories and sovereignty, state media reported Friday.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/10, World News0 Comments

HK activists start bigger protest amid standoff

HK activists start bigger protest amid standoff

By Joanna Chiu and Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday

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Posted in Features 41, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/10, World News0 Comments

China reveals cases of torture in police detention

By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Three police officers and four other people have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions, China’s official state news agency reported, in a rare instance of prosecution of the practice.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/3, World News0 Comments

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

AP Wire Service PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/26, World News0 Comments

Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the United States and one of the biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/26, World News0 Comments

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to change deep-seated views on gender and revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World News0 Comments

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts, or eat vegetarian.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World News0 Comments

A guide to Thailand’s surrogacy scandals and laws

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand’s largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here’s a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised, and the Thai military government’s new draft law that […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World News0 Comments

China sacks officers after 3-man jailbreak

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Friday that a jail warden and three other police officers were fired after a rare jailbreak in northern China by three inmates who strangled a guard.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World News0 Comments

Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — When attackers from China’s minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World News0 Comments

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