Tag Archives: Beijing

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Beijing holds ceremony marking 50 years of Tibet government

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government held a ceremony marking 50 years since it established Tibet as an ethnic autonomous region on Tuesday, lauding its economic successes while activists criticized…

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Republicans' tough talk doesn't fit US-China relationship

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild…

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Global markets languish despite Chinese rate cut

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as initial euphoria over an interest rate cut by China the day before succumbed to lingering worries over longer-term problems with…

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Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

PARIS (AP) — The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train is facing terrorism charges over what authorities say was a plan to unleash carnage among hundreds…

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Giant 'Battle Bot' Could Get Makeover Ahead of Epic Duel

Finally, there's a crowdfunding campaign for people who want to watch giant robots fight to the death. MegaBots Inc. — a Boston-based company that builds huge, human-operated, fighting robots —…

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U.S. State Department – IAEA 'in no way' handing nuclear inspections to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Thursday said the International Atomic Energy Agency would "in no way" hand over responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran, after a media…

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Marksmen kill endangered species in New Zealand bird cull

A bird cull on a New Zealand island has been abruptly halted after marksmen killed four rare takahe, an endangered species with only 300 known to exist, officials said Friday….

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Vomit Machine Proves Viruses Can Go Flying

Bad news: You know that last stomach bug you picked up, the one that gave you stomach cramps, diarrhea & nausea? You might have gotten that one because you received…

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Peter Andre is latest celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing line-up

TV personality & singer Peter Andre is the seventh celebrity who will appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2015. Andre described Strictly as "an incredible show" & said: "I've always loved…