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2008-08-13 15:05:00

Sandy Allen, 53, the world's tallest woman, died early Wednesday at a nursing home in Indiana. At 7-foot-7 Ӛ¼ inches, Allen has been listed in Guinness World Records as the tallest living woman since 1974, the Indianapolis Star reports. Her abnormal growth began soon after birth due to a tumor on her pituitary gland that was removed in 1977. "I would like to get to know someone that is approximately my height," Allen wrote in her first letter...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--If Steven Spielberg hadn't made a movie about the man, the public at large still wouldn't have the foggiest idea as to the identity or importance of Oskar Schindler's life-saving efforts at the close of World War II. "The Children of Huang Shi" won't bring the same fame to George Hogg, but this good-natured drama is a worthwhile memorial to a little-known rescue of 60 innocent souls from a pre-World War II reign of terror. The film begins...

2006-08-30 22:52:14

By Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a reporter for a Singapore newspaper for five years on Thursday for spying, the latest in a series of high-profile cases illustrating China's curbs on the media and dissent. Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based China correspondent for the Straits Times who has been detained in China since April 2005, was also deprived of his political rights for a year and had personal property worth 300,000 yuan ($37,700) confiscated, Xinhua...

2006-08-30 21:55:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese court has jailed a reporter for a Singapore newspaper for five years for spying, Hong Kong cable television said on Thursday quoting China's state-run Xinhua news agency. Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based China correspondent for the Straits Times, has been detained in China since April 2005 in a case that has highlighted Beijing's harsh control over the media.

2006-08-25 16:03:48

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington's need for help on global security concerns is tempering its criticism of China over human rights and enabling Beijing to strengthen a crackdown on dissent, activists said on Friday. They said it was no coincidence that China's clampdown on activists and lawyers came at a time when the United States needs Chinese support at the United Nations to curtail the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran. "The reason why...

2006-08-25 00:02:52

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man who worked as a researcher for the New York Times was handed a three-year prison sentence for fraud on Friday, but the Beijing court dismissed a charge of leaking state secrets, his lawyers said. The verdict against Zhao Yan, a Beijing-based civil rights campaigner-turned-journalist, came a day after a court in eastern China jailed a blind human rights campaigner for four years. China appears to have launched a crackdown on "rights...

2006-08-24 21:54:59

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China jailed a New York Times researcher for three years for fraud on Friday, a day after a blind human rights campaigner was sentenced to four years in prison. But the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court dismissed a charge of leaking state secrets against Zhao Yan, a Beijing-based civil rights campaigner-turned-journalist, his lawyers said. China appears to have launched a crackdown on "rights defenders" -- a growing network of lawyers,...

2006-07-19 01:28:33

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has quietly emerged from retirement, an apparent attempt to influence leadership changes due next year and safeguard his own legacy, political sources and analysts said. While many of his peers have faded from view, Jiang has kept an invisible hand on power since he was replaced by Hu Jintao as General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party in 2002, relying on loyalists in the Politburo Standing...

2006-07-10 15:54:12

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Thai trade officials discussed plans for resuming free trade talks put on hold earlier this year because of political turmoil in Thailand, a U.S. trade official said on Monday. U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak agreed to hold "informal consultations ... to build a platform that would allow for rapid pickup of FTA (free trade agreement) negotiations under a new government," U.S....

2006-06-29 01:48:53

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong action movie star Jackie Chan is looking to bequeath half his fortune to charity, following in the footsteps of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, local media reported on Thursday. "I have also written down (a will), ... half of it goes to my charity and the remaining goes to my wife and son," Chan told a media conference on a tiger conservation campaign, the Apple Daily newspaper reported. A source close to Chan, who acted in Hollywood movies such as...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.