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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with dismay and anger by the country's beleaguered community of rights activists and lawyers, who called it a blow to the democracy movement. Liu was diagnosed on May 23, and prison authorities in a statement ...

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AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

China's downgrade is to be announced Tuesday at the State Department when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveils the annual Trafficking in Persons Report to Congress, said the officials, who weren't authorized to comment publicly ahead of the announcement and demanded anonymity. The ...


U.S. to Say China Among Worst on Human Trafficking: AP

Washington (AP) -- The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,


Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize

The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station, in Tasmania. The station, along with its counterparts across the world, has been flashing a warning: The excess carbon dioxide scorching the planet rose at the highest rate on record in 2015 and 2016.

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China Races to Find Landslide Victims

Nearly 100 people remained missing after a deadly landslide in an area of southwestern China that had been the focus of geologic concern since a ...