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Chinese authorities are ramping up prosecutions of rights activists during the year-end holidays, apparently hoping the West will pay less attention to its wide-ranging crackdown on dissent that has drawn international criticism throughout the year.
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China's investment in Britain's 16 billion pound Hinkley Point project is its first foray into Europe's nuclear power market and a marker of its global ambitions, but its firms will depend on foreign partners if they are to fulfill them.
For the second time in a decade, 15-year-olds in Shanghai have scored at the top of the PISA global education assessment , ranking number one in the world in reading, math and science.
Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China.
Doctors in China kept a man's severed hand alive for a month by attaching it to his leg, before restoring it to its usual position, a report said Tuesday.
More than a foot of snow blanketed Jerusalem Friday night, cutting power to 60,000 homes across Israel on the third day of a regional storm and blocking roads leading to the hilltop city, officials said.
Three people were injured after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in central China's Hubei Province Monday afternoon, local authorities said.
In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, a man holds up his pet cat during a cat show in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.
French carmaker Renault signed a $1.3 billion joint venture agreement with China's Dongfeng Monday, finally ending a decade without a manufacturing presence in the world's biggest car market.
Chinese police killed at least 14 people during a clash on Sunday in a Muslim region of the country, USA Today reports , citing state media.
InterDigital Inc, a U.S. patent licensing firm, says its executives will not attend a meeting with Chinese antitrust authorities in Beijing on Wednesday because it fears they will be arrested.
A clash between police officers and suspects they were pursuing in China's restive Xinjiang region left 16 people dead, state media said Monday.
China said Monday its plan to launch its fifth lunar probe in 2017 with the aim of bringing lunar soil and rock samples to Earth was on track after a successful moon landing of another space probe over the weekend.
Presidents at 42 private colleges scaled the $1 million annual mark in total pay and benefits in 2011 - a slight bump from the year before, according to a survey based on the latest federal tax information from the... Presidents at 42 private colleges scaled the $1 million annual mark in total pay and benefits in 2011 - a slight bump from the year ... (more)
In front of me was a scene of absolute panda-placidity. I was gazing at a group of the world's most prized and protected creatures: two pandas were resting with forelegs draped over a railing, while another three clambered to a platform where they almost instantly fell asleep.
China's first rover mission to the moon, launched on Dec. 2, is set to land this week.