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China celebrates new Martyr’s Day holiday

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:35PM UTC China celebrates new Martyr’s Day holiday

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping and other solemn-looking Chinese leaders presented flower baskets and scores of ordinary people filed up to lay a single flower each Tuesday at the People’s Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr’s Day. It is one of three new holidays created this year

Chinese policeman killed in clash with Vietnamese boatmen

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:40PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese customs authorities say a policeman died after about 20 Vietnamese citizens attacked him and other officers who had impounded a vessel suspected of smuggling in the southern province of Yunnan. The Kunming customs district said Monday that Li Shunlin and seven other police officers were taking

US envoy says no talks with NKorea in sight

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:38PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy says Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns.

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia. Pic: Screenshot from Al Jazeera documentary.

Earlier this month, Al Jazeera broadcast a series called ‘rebel architecture’. Each episode focused on an architect who is using their profession to try and ameliorate or solve social problems.

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:04AM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, second right, with his brother and defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article, particularly at a time when the Sri Lankan government has been under the microscope for alleged war crimes and ongoing human rights abuses, raises a number of questions.

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