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Pacquiao dominates Algieri in Macau

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 4:19PM UTC WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday. Pic: AP.

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.

CUHK poll shows waning support for Hong Kong protests

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 1:42PM UTC A woman talks on a mobile phone next to some anti-government posters at an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Friday. Pic: AP.

Just one month ago, protests in Hong Kong were in full swing: it was mid-October, and fresh clashes between the protesters and the police were taking place in both Admiralty and Mongkok. Even then, however, some worried that fatigue could take a toll on activists and nuisances created by the protest might erode the public’s patience. Those worries have now become a reality, as a poll by the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently showed.

China upholds Uighur scholar’s separatism conviction

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:31PM UTC Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A court has upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China’s Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That’s according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:49AM UTC Chinese tourists visit a shopping center in Costa Mesa, California. Pic: AP.

NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change that allows Chinese visitors to come in and out of the United States multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to America’s tourism industry. Estimates put the potential economic impact at up to $85 billion by 2021.

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