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  • China official jailed for 17 years over jade bribes

    28 Feb 2015 : BEIJING - A former senior Chinese provincial official was sentenced Saturday to 17 years in jail for taking around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, a court said.

  • Nepal police fire teargas at charter protesters

    28 Feb 2015 : KATHMANDU - Nepalese police on Saturday fired teargas and water cannon at thousands of opposition supporters who converged on the capital to protest controversial plans to vote on a disputed new national constitution.

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