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Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:47PM UTC Comments Off

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated....

To pee or not to pee? Beijing’s marathon conundrum

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:38AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

The official public opening of Beijing Marathon registration last week made world headline news, but for all the wrong reasons. Organisers of the event took the spotlight when they announced that runners who urinate in public will be disqualified from this year's race. ...

US meat supplier says China unit violated standards

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:03PM UTC Comments Off A worker stands near a shut down machine at the workshop Husi Food Co. in Shanghai. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards....

Flight routes changed as China plans more war games

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6:20PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has set up alternative flight routes to minimize delays related to military exercises along its southeastern coast that start Tuesday....

HK pro-democracy site ‘The House News’ folds amid ‘political pressure’

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:55PM UTC Comments Off A screenshot of the 'House News' website frontpage today. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure. It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally....

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