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  • Former Chairman Hu Jintao escorted out of Chinese Communist Party Congress, Because he Felt Ill, Says Xinhuanet

    Reuters|Oct 25, 2022

    BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Chinese former President Hu Jintao was unexpectedly escorted out of the closing ceremony of a congress of the ruling Communist Party on Saturday. Hu, 79, Xi Jinping's immediate predecessor, was seated to the left of Xi. He was led off the stage of the main auditorium of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing by two stewards, a Reuters witness at the congress said. Video footage published by AFP showed a steward repeatedly trying to lift Hu from his seat, drawing...

  • SMPD Officer Detained in Taiwan on Weapons Charge, Gun in Her Purse

    Reuters|Apr 27, 2017

    An 8 year SMPD veteran faces 5 years in a Taiwan jail, when she "simply forgot" that she had a Luger pistol and 6 bullets in her carry on handbag. Taiwanese customs came upon the weapon, which somehow was not detected at LAX, and that's potentially the greater story. It means that TSA policies failed to detect a pistol. Noell Grant's odyssey began when she arrived at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei. Authorities detected the weapon in her bag. She told airport police in Taiwan that she...

  • Kim Jong Nam's Killer Was Known as a Singer and Reality TV Contestant

    Reuters AP|Feb 24, 2017

    A woman bearing a close resemblance to Huong sang on the show as contestant number 67816 on June 3, 2016. Facial recognition tools give a match to the pictures released by Malaysian police of Huong in custody. The Facebook page belonging to the accused assassin shows her in an 'LOL' shirt. Doan Thi Huong, posted glamour-type photos on her Facebook page called 'Ruby Ruby', and many of her Facebook friends were Koreans. The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader's...

  • Amnesty International Says Syrian Gov't Has Executed 13,000 Prisoners in Mass Hangings

    Reuters|Feb 14, 2017

    The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely "devoid of truth", Syrian state news agency SANA reported late on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place between 2011 and 2015, but were probably still being carried out and amounted to war crimes. It called for a furth...

  • Six Children Dead From Falling Ikea Dressers

    Reuters|Jun 28, 2016

    In a striking case of product liability, the household name Ikea has been implicated in the deaths of six children due to a dresser that losses its balance when the drawers are out. Swedish furniture retailer IKEA Group is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the United States and Canada that have been linked to the deaths of six children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The furnishings can topple over if they are not anchored securely to walls, posing...

  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    Reuters|Jun 22, 2016

    6/21 (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center where the Olympic torch ceremony was held. A soldier fired a single pistol shot when the escaped animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. "We made a mistake in permitt...

  • Springsteen cancels North Carolina show over transgender law

    Reuters|Apr 11, 2016

    Rock star Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled a weekend concert in North Carolina to protest a new state law barring transgender people from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, as country music stars decried similar legislation proposed in Tennessee. The cancellation comes as a number of U.S. states consider legislation seen as discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Springsteen, whose lyrics and actions have earned him a reputation for...

  • North Korea Mobilizes for First Party Congress in 36 years

    Reuters|Apr 4, 2016

    North Korea is stepping up propaganda a month ahead of a rare Seventh Party Congress in May. An editorial that ran on Thursday in the Rodong Sinmun reflected on the past – particularly on the Third Party Congress held 60 years ago in 1956. North Korea stated the country built a brilliant path to "creation and construction" during the Third Congress, and that the Seventh Congress is to be equally "historical." The editorial also poured scorn on the "U.S. imperialists and South Korean puppets" f...