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Report: Water shortages threaten China’s fracking plans

By Wed, Sep 03, 2014 9:21AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas. ...

Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:13PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government’s alleged “soft” stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday that the alleged leader of the group...

3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 11:16AM UTC Comments Off 3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say three inmates escaped in a rare jailbreak in China’s northeast after killing a guard. The website of the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper says the incident at Yanshou county jail outside the city of Harbin took place about 6am Tuesday. It says police are searching for the fugitives...

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 2:20PM UTC Comments Off Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death. Chengguan township official Deng Yunshan says the attack took place Monday morning at the Dongfang primary school in Chengguan, a town in Hubei...

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 4:32PM UTC Comments Off China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader....

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