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  • India v England: Virat Kohli & Murali Vijay centuries give hosts upper hand
    Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay make centuries to help India establish a first-innings lead of 51 over England after three days of the fourth Test in Mumbai.
    BBC News.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:20:12 GMT.
  • Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights group
    A man has self-immolated in protest against China's presence in Tibet while calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, a rights group said Saturday, the first Tibetan to set themselves on fire since March. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:18:41 -0500.
  • Mika Kurosawa, Leading Figure in Contemporary Dance in Japan, Dies at 59
    Ms. Kurosawa, who was born into a dance family, was rebelliously devoted to her art, but not to the trappings of fame or popularity.
    Gia Kourlas.  New York Times.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:38:29 GMT.
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  • East Timor Is Accused of Using Ineligible Players for Its Soccer Team
    The impoverished Asian country of 1.2 million naturalized over a dozen Brazilians in 2015 in an effort to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
    Jack Kerr.  New York Times.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:52:57 GMT.
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  • 'War on law'
    John Sudworth speaks to the families of rights lawyers detained in China's "War on Law" crackdown.
    BBC News.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:50:06 GMT.
  • OPEC, Russian Oil Cut Deal Pushes Up Asian Natural Gas Prices
    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices increased this week on the back of the OPEC production cut deal reached on November 30. However, given the on-going LNG supply glut, the upward tick in prices could be temporary. ...
    By Tim Daiss, Contributor.  Forbes.  Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:41:00 -0500.
  • A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Qianhai Reinsurance Co., Ltd.
    HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” to Qianhai Reinsurance Co., Ltd. (QHR) (China). ... ...
    Business Wire.  Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:00:00 UTC.
  • Guangzhou Award fördert Kollaboration
    Gegenseitiger Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Städten zum Thema nachhaltige Entwicklung GUANGZHOU, China, 9. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:16:00 EST.
  • China Fails to Block UN Meeting on North Korea Rights
    The U.N. Security Council discussed the situation of human rights in North Korea on Friday, despite efforts by China to block it. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:05:47 -0500.
  • Africa: Trump and Africa - an Opportunity Amid the Uncertainty?
    [Daily Maverick] Amid the present geopolitical shake-up, an opportunity exists for Africa to exploit a vacuum created by increasingly fragile Europe, an inward looking and protectionist US and a rebalancing and domestically focused China.
    All Africa.  Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:01:39 GMT.

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