Chinese police officers stand guard as petitioners protest for ...
Dec 10th, 2010
(AP) - Chinese police officers stand guard as petitioners protest for unknown reason near the United Nations compound on World Human Rights day in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Security has been tightened in the city hours ahead of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) -
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen's allegations. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Art collector Charles Saatchi has been cautioned by police for assaulting his wife, the celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, after being photographed grabbing her by the throat in an incident that has fueled a debate in Britain about domestic violence. Photographs of Saatchi, 70, a former advertising tycoon, graspi... [Full Article]
By Hamid Shalizi and Rafiq Sherzad JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Insurgents attacked the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing an Afghan guard in the second major assault on a humanitarian organization in less than a week. Seven staff members, believed to be the total numb... [Full Article]
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top Muslim cleric says peaceful protests against the president are permitted, dismissing declarations by Islamist hard-liners that those behind protests planned for June 30 are heretics. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]