Professor Accused Of Separatism

China has charged a prominent ethnic Uighur professor with separatism, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid continuing anti-government protests. The prosecutor’s office in the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi made the announcement about economics professor Ilham Tohti in a brief online statement on Wednesday. Tohti was arrested in mid-January […]

Police Shoot Dozens Dead

Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it […]

Mob Kills Woman Girls Over Facebook Post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim […]

Police Remove Church Cross

Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross Monday in a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo said he and about 200 others had rushed to the Longgang Huai En […]

Ebola Victim Planned To Fly To The U.S.

A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus […]

Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital, where […]

Rockets Found At U.N. School

The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was “alarmed” to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now “have gone missing,” and he demanded a full review of such incidents. A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the U.N. chief’s “outrage and regret” at the placement of weapons […]

China Shuts Meat Supplying McDonald’s, KFC

Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately […]

Pedophile Teacher Abused Scores

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them […]

Diabolical Man United lose 0-2 at Olympiacos

Manchester United were appalling as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match. United struggled to put a pass together in the opposition half, and Olympiacos exploited the obvious lack of competence and confidence. Their best chance came when Tom Cleverley flashed a chance wide from […]