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2014-03-10 16:21:50

Mineta Transportation Institute security experts Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth examine the facts. SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --At 9:00 pm on March 1, 2014, six men and two women, dressed in black and wielding knives, arrived at the Kunming train station, one of the largest in southwest China, and began slashing people at random. Before authorities could stop them, the assailants had killed 29 people and wounded another 143. It was the...

2009-09-19 13:18:43

A city official in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, says the local government has not decided whether to allow the screening of a movie about exiled activist Rebiya Kadeer. Kaohsiung Department of Information Director Hsu Li-ming said it remained unclear whether local officials will allow The 10 Conditions of Love to be shown at a local film festival running from Oct. 16-29, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported Saturday. Kadeer, a Uighur political activist, is viewed by China as a terrorist responsible...

2009-08-08 12:37:53

A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said several demonstrators waited for Kadeer outside Saturday's screening of the film 10 Conditions of Love at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Kadeer insists while the Chinese government attempts to portray her as a terrorist, she is actually focused on achieving peace. I'm a mother, I'm a...

2009-07-26 11:13:33

The director of the Melbourne International Film Festival said Sunday the Australian festival's Web site was repeatedly attacked by computer hackers. Festival director Richard Moore told CNN that Saturday's computer attacks were in response to the documentary The 10 Conditions of Love that is set to air during the annual festival. Conditions follows the fallout from World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer's attempts to gain greater autonomy for the Uyghur minority group in China's...

2008-09-29 12:00:30

Witnesses contradicted official accounts of an alleged terrorism incident in China blamed on Uighur separatists, The New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said tourists who said they witnessed the Aug. 4 incident in Kashgar, China, in which at least 16 police officers died, say that rather than a clear-cut example of Uighur terrorism aimed at disrupting the Beijing Summer Olympics, they saw and photographed police officers attacking each other with machetes. Accounts given by...

2008-08-11 09:01:39

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Girl Suspect Hospitalized After Injuring Self in Xinjiang bombings"] KUQA, Xinjiang, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) - A 15-year old female suspect, who was injured while throwing an explosive in Xinjiang bombings, has been hospitalized, according to police sources with Kuqa County, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The teenager, known as Hailiqiemu Abulizi, was abandoned by her accomplices who drove...

2008-08-10 15:00:30

By Edward Wong A terrorist group seeking an independent Muslim state in western China has released a video threatening an attack on the Olympic Games here, according to an American organization that tracks terrorist Internet posts. The opening graphics of the video, which was released Thursday, show a burning Olympic logo and an explosion superimposed over a Games site, said the monitoring organization, IntelCenter, based in Alexandria, Virginia. According to IntelCenter's description,...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

In the lead-up to the Summer Olympics, the Chinese government has launched a security clampdown in Beijing unprecedented in the country [BusinessWeek.com, 07/28/08]. But in other parts of China, the security presence is not as intense, and on Aug. 4, terrorists took advantage. An attack on a border armed-police division in the far western region of Xinjiang killed 16 policemen and injured 16 others, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Two attackers driving a truck threw explosives...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

KASHGAR, China _ As tens of thousands of foreign journalists arrive to test China's pledges to respect media freedom during the Olympic Games, the nation offered apologies Tuesday for the beatings that police gave two Japanese journalists who were covering a deadly assault by Muslim separatists. Paramilitary police kicked and beat the journalists, throwing one to the ground, putting boots to his head and body, and damaging his photo gear. In a separate incident, police entered the hotel...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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