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2006-05-15 04:54:31

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has revived the case of a detained New York Times researcher which was dropped in March, raising hopes at the time of his imminent release, his lawyer said on Monday. The news comes as an activist who set up an environmental group after studying village efforts to fight pollution went on trial on Monday charged with illegally obtaining state secrets. Researcher Zhao Yan, held since September 2004, had faced a 10-year jail term after the state security...

2006-04-17 10:15:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - One day before Chinese President Hu Jintao's U.S. trip, lawyers for a detained Chinese employee of the New York Times said they were told on Monday prosecutors were again considering whether to seek his trial. Zhao Yan was detained in September 2004 on charges of revealing state secrets abroad after the Times reported that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin planned to abandon his military posts -- a report that turned out to be accurate. Later, prosecutors...

2006-04-02 08:18:25

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter lost south of Baghdad on Saturday is believed to have been shot down and its two pilots are feared dead, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

2006-03-22 22:25:35

BEIJING (Reuters) - The sister of detained New York Times researcher Zhao Yan plans to press prosecutors on Thursday to release him after the authorities dropped charges of revealing state secrets and fraud against him last week. The Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court agreed last Friday to a decision by prosecutors to drop the charges against Zhao in a surprise concession ahead of President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States in April. But Zhao was still in detention on...

2006-03-21 23:44:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - New York Times researcher Zhao Yan was still in Chinese custody on Wednesday, five days after judicial authorities dropped charges of revealing state secrets and fraud against him in a rare show of leniency. The Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court agreed last Friday to a decision by prosecutors to drop the charges. The case had threatened to overshadow Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States in April. Chinese authorities would be breaking...

2006-03-03 08:55:18

By Jim Loney GONAIVES, Haiti (Reuters) - Along the banks of Haiti's now bone-dry La Quinte river, tiny concrete-block homes have replaced mud huts swept away by Tropical Storm Jeanne's floods 17 months ago. But the memories and the fears remain. "The water was so high it killed some people over by the mango tree," said Rosemene Ullysee Assad, who lives about 50 yards from the La Quinte river bed. "It was up to the top of the house and we were all in the tree, 10 or 15 people in the...

2006-02-22 16:27:51

DUBAI (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, killing 10 inmates from among a group from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya television reported. It said 11 prisoners from Egypt and one Saudi were taken and 10 killed. The television gave no further details.

2006-02-16 19:55:27

By Vicki Allen and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush asked Congress on Thursday for $72.4 billion in emergency funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the pace of spending on the conflicts increased. Bush also sought $19.8 billion for the hurricane-battered U.S. Gulf Coast, which would push relief after Hurricane Katrina to some $90 billion. "This request provides the resources necessary ... so the Coalition can continue to hand over control...

2006-02-16 09:35:23

By Kazbek Basayev VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian judge retired to consider his verdict on Thursday on the only person to stand trial for the Beslan school siege that killed 300 people, half of them children. Prosecutors have requested the death penalty for Nurpashi Kulayev, who they say is the only surviving hostage-taker of the group that stormed Beslan's school in September 2004 with the intention of killing as many hostages as possible. However, some victims' relatives...

2006-01-15 05:09:01

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military freed two Iraqi journalists who work for Reuters on Sunday after holding them for several months without charge. Ali al-Mashhadani, a television cameraman who was arrested in August, and Majed Hameed, a correspondent for Reuters and Arabiya television who was detained in September, are both based in Ramadi, one of the centres of a Sunni Arab insurgency. They were freed from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison after being held there and at Camp Bucca, a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Autumnal Equinox -- In astronomy, is the equinox at the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere: the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The equinox occurs around September 22-24, varying slightly each year according to the 400 year cycle of leap years in the Gregorian Calendar. In the southern hemisphere, the equinox occurs at the same moment, but at the beginning of spring. There are two conventions for dealing with this: either the...

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