Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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Former top military man to face court
A former top military officer will be prosecuted for corruption, the second senior officer to be investigated, as President Xi Jinping widens his campaign against deep-rooted graft.

Island history protest student kills himself
A student protester who was reportedly among 33 arrested after raiding the Taiwan education ministry last week committed suicide as the row over a `China-centric" school curriculum deepened.

Ai denied six-month Brit visa
Britain has denied dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, he cited an embassy official as saying.

Loggers go free in Burma amnesty
Burma freed 155 Chinese jailed for illegal logging in an amnesty for thousands of prisoners yesterday, a move that could ease diplomatic tensions with Beijing.

Leaders pledge to fight terror together
The leaders of China and Turkey agreed to strengthen cooperation in fighting terror and people smuggling, following friction between the two over Uygurs from Xinjiang who have fled to Istanbul.

`Severe safety risks' shut airport in drama
Authorities have suspended operations at a small regional airport in eastern China after an arson attack aboard a local flight left two passengers injured.

Station knifeman `would have killed everyone'
A knifeman who wounded four people in a Taipei subway station attack "would have killed everyone," prosecutors said as they announced attempted murder charges against the 27-year-old.

Live-fire drills raise stakes in tensions over sea stance
Beijing said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors.

Pyongyang envoy rules out nukes deal
North Korea's nuclear weapons are "not a plaything" and their future is not up for negotiation, Pyongyang's ambassador to China said ahead of a visit by a US envoy.

Gutter oil boss gets 20 years
A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the center of a gutter oil scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister.

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