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4 Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground Friday, January 29th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): Rescuers on Friday pulled out four miners who had spent 36 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine in China, state media reported. The gypsum mine in east China’s Shandong province collapsed on Christmas Day, killing one and leaving 17 missing, including the four survivors...

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US, China spar over North Korea, South China Sea Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): The United States and China sparred Wednesday on how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test and ease rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. After meeting for more than four hours in Beijing in what they both termed "constructive" and..

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French president in India to strengthen strategic ties

NEW DELHI, (AP): French President Francois Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. Hollande landed in the northern city of Chandigarh where Indian Prime Minister..

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French president heads to India for Republic Day visit

CHANDIGARH, India, (AFP): French President Francois Hollande arrives in India on Sunday (Jan 24) hoping to seal a drawn-out defence deal between the two countries as well as hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on global security. Hollande will be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade..

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6.4 quake strikes China, damaging dozens of homes

BEIJING, (AP): A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck a remote region of northwest China early Thursday, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties. The official Xinhua News Agency said the epicentre of the 1:13 am quake was in an unpopulated area about 33 kilometres (20 miles) from the..

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China’s slowdown challenges government, companies Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

BEIJING, (AP): China's slowdown is ratcheting up financial stress on companies while the country's leaders scramble to avoid a spike in job losses. Full-year 2015 growth of 6.9 percent was the lowest in 25 years, posing different challenges for investors, companies and the Chinese..

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program

NEWYORK, (HRW): Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui)..

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