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2005-12-21 09:25:30

By Chris Buckley DONGZHOU, China (Reuters) - A climate of fear has gripped a South China fishing town as villagers evade patrols and defy a police campaign to encourage them to denounce their neighbours in the wake of a bloody crackdown two weeks ago.

2005-12-13 06:16:49

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese intellectuals have demanded an inquiry after police shot and killed protesters in a south China village, comparing the violence to the military crackdown on Tiananmen Square demonstrators in 1989.

2005-12-12 00:25:23

By Chris Buckley DONGZHOUKENG, China (Reuters) - Riot police patrolled a southern Chinese township where tension prevailed on Monday nearly a week after demonstrations over land compensation were ended by police opening fire on protesters.

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.

2005-12-10 21:50:45

By Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot three villagers dead during an attack on a southern wind power plant by a crowd armed with spears, knives and Molotov cocktails, China's Xinhua news agency said.

2005-12-09 04:06:43

By Lindsay Beck and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Armed police have sealed off a village in southern China after violent clashes with residents that rights group Amnesty International said marked the first time Chinese police had fired on protesters since 1989.

2005-11-07 07:43:58

PARIS (Reuters) - A man beaten up during violence in a riot-hit suburb north of Paris died of his injuries on Monday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

2005-09-08 08:44:02

KATHAMNDU (Reuters) - Pro-democracy protesters clashed with Nepali police for the fifth day on Thursday as protests raged against King Gyanendra who fired the government and took control seven months ago.

2005-08-22 02:05:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese protesters set fire to factory buildings and police cars in a clash sparked by toxic waste, police and residents said on Monday, the latest illustration of a growing wave of public dissent. Saturday's violence at the Tian Neng Battery Co.

2005-07-20 07:11:23

SANAA (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed in Yemen in clashes with police on Wednesday as demonstrators threw stones and set fires in streets to protest against subsidy cuts that nearly doubled petrol prices, witnesses said.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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