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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...

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 06:00:03

By Andrew Jacobs Jake Hooker and Tang Xuemei contributed research. * Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China's majority-Muslim northwest region Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media. Officials labeled the incident an act of terrorism and suggested the culprits were associated with a separatist movement that is seeking independence for China's Uighur minority, a...

2008-08-04 18:00:02

KASHGAR, China _ China said Monday that two assailants in a truck mowed down a group of jogging policemen, then tossed grenades and slashed gasping survivors with knives in an attack that left 16 officers dead in this restive Muslim region in the nation's far west. It was the bloodiest such attack in recent times in China, and it sent trepidation through the country just four days before the Summer Olympic Games open. The state news agency, Xinhua, said the policemen were jogging at about...

2008-08-04 12:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) URUMQI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) - Two suspects, who carried out violent attack on border police in China's western city of Kashi, Xinjiang, were identified as two Uighur men, aged 28 and 33, respectively, said the local police. The attackers were detained on the spot, after killing at least 16 policemen and injuring 16 others outside the gate of the Kashi border police division. The Karshi police said that...

2008-08-04 09:00:04

An attack Monday at a border police station in northwest China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region killed 16 policemen and injured 16 more, police said. The attack comes just days before the start of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Two men driving a truck crashed into a group of policemen jogging during morning exercises in front of their barracks in Kashi, 870 miles southwest of Urumchi, capital of Xinjiang, Xinhua reported. The two got off their vehicle after it hit a roadside utility...

2008-08-04 00:00:17

Grenade attacks Monday on a border patrol police station in China's northwest Xinjiang region killed 16 policemen and injured 16 more. Two attackers driving a truck tossed two grenades causing an explosion at the station in Kashi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The two were arrested, the report said, but there were few details about them or the attack. Xinjiang -- close to the borders of Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan -- is home to China's 8 million Turkic-speaking...

2008-07-31 18:00:38

KASHGAR, China _ This windswept city lies on the western edge of the Chinese empire; it's a shorter trek to Kabul, from here, than to Beijing. Kashgar has been a strategic spot ever since the days of Marco Polo _ first, as a Silk Road crossroads connecting the mountains of India and Persia with the Chinese heartland. Later, it was a listening post for spies in the 19th century Great Game, when the British Empire and czarist Russia jockeyed for control of Central Asia. Walk the city today...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

By Chris O'Brien, The Washington Times Jul. 28--BEIJING -- A stroll through Beijing's maze of hutong alleyways these days reveals much about the Chinese government's obsession with security ahead of the Olympic Games and its unerring ability to rally its people around a common cause. These quiet lanes are now the barracks of many of the capital's 400,000 "public security volunteers," a citizen army of neighborhood committees acting as the extra eyes and ears to Beijing's Olympic...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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