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2005-12-11 08:26:36

By Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - China has confirmed that police shot dead three protesters "in alarm" during an attack last week on a wind power plant, and a newspaper said on Sunday the official who ordered the shooting had been detained. Human rights group Amnesty International said it was the first time Chinese police had fired on protesters since the crushing of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989. Estimates from residents and rights groups put the...

2005-11-23 01:48:13

By Guo Shipeng and Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - Residents of one of China's biggest and coldest cities, where water has been shut off for fear of chemical contamination, are jamming the airport and railway stations to get out, a witness said on Wednesday. Taps were turned off in Harbin, capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province and famous for its January snow and ice show, at midnight on Tuesday after there had already been panic buying of bottled water and food. "Everyone...


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.