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Jiangsu province calls US$126b bank debt manageable

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Government debt in China’s eastern Jiangsu province is under control and at a manageable and “appropriate” level for its economy, a Chinese newspaper on Tuesday quoted a senior local official as saying. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

<!– google_ad_section_start –> In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he’s not planning anything sinister but shouldn’t have to sweat snoopers. And in Canada, a lawyer is rethinking the data products he uses to ensure his clients’ privacy. As the attorney, Chris Bushong, put it: “Who wants to feel like they’re being watched?” <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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City Room: With Tiny Libraries, Bringing Free Literature to the Streets

Ten Little Free Libraries — miniature lending libraries where anyone can take or leave a book under the honor system — will pop up all over downtown Manhattan on Saturday.

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Germany’s powerful Greens to plot election campaign

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Germany’s Greens, the country’s third-biggest political force, will hold a party congress this weekend, five months ahead of elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek a third term and the environmentalists could potentially play kingmaker. The Greens party, with its roots in the 1970s anti-nuclear and peace movements, are now mainstream and the preferred choice of well-off urbanites who shop organic and cycle to work. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Government minister says death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 161

<!– google_ad_section_start –> SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Government minister says death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 161. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Venezuela’s parliament launches probe into Capriles

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Venezuela’s government-controlled parliament set up an inquiry on Wednesday into violence over a disputed election that authorities blame on opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Nine people died and dozens were injured after opposition protests against Nicolas Maduro’s narrow April 14 presidential poll win turned violent around the South American nation. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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New quakes hit Sichuan’s Yibin city

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 47 people were injured after two earthquakes, at 4.8 and 4.2 magnitude, jolted Sichuan’s Yibin city on Thursday morning, said a government website. Yibin is about 300 kilometres from Yaan, where a 7-magnitude temblor on Saturday killed more than 190 people. The city has about 4.4 million residents, according to a 2010 census. Thursday’s twin quakes ocurred around 6am, according to a Sichuan government website. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pictured: The diamond-encrusted iPhone worth US$25,000 on sale in Hong Kong

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Despite the gloom in the West and a slowing expansion of China’s economy, free-spending Chinese consumers and wealthy Hong Kong locals craving exclusivity have proven a blessing to retailers looking to buck global woes. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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3 Tibetans self-immolate to protest Beijing, say reports

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence, exiled Buddhist monks and reports said on Thursday. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their beloved spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korea summons Japan envoy over war shrine visits, Abe remarks

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korea summoned the Japanese ambassador in Seoul on Thursday in protest over visits by senior officials and lawmakers to a shrine seen by Japan’s neighbours as a symbol of wartime aggression, the Yonhap news agency reported. South Korea’s Yonhap said the South’s foreign ministry had called in Tokyo’s envoy in protest over the shrine visits and comments made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. China and South Korea chastised Japan after more than 160 lawmakers visited Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine this week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Yaan noodle shop slammed for ‘price gouging’ amid crisis

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese internet users exposed on Tuesday, that a noodle shop in Yingjing County had raised prices of their popular dandan noodles from an original five yuan per bowl, to 20 yuan per bowl. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Taiwan steps up screening of China travellers after H7N9

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Taiwan heightened surveillance of travellers from China on Thursday after authorities confirmed the island’s first case of a new deadly strain of bird flu. The 53-year-old man became ill with fever after returning from a visit to the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu on April 9, the Centres for Disease Control said. He twice tested negative for H7N9 but eventually tested positive on Wednesday after his condition deteriorated, CDC official Chang Feng-yi said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Sichuan earthquakes bookend girl’s tragic life

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Four-year-old Wang Yanxia was considered lucky and a gift to her family — for she was born in the wake of the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Wenchuan, Sichuan, in 2008. But now her family is struggling to face the harsh truth that their daughter was killed in the Yaan quake.  <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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‘You are trespassers,’ Cheung Kong tells dock strikers

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Cheung Kong put up notices around the dock strike’s base in Central on Thursday, urging the workers to leave or risk being criminally prosecuted. The notices said that part of the area outside Cheung Kong Center is private property. The area can be used by the public for passage, it said, but they are not allowed to occupy, obstruct or “cause a nuisance by erecting structures or placing other articles” there. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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South Korea offers North talks over Kaesong, warns on refusal

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korea on Thursday offered North Korea formal talks to resolve the suspended operations at their joint Kaesong industrial zone, and warned of “grave action” if Pyongyang declines. “We officially propose talks between government authorities,” Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Hyung-Seok said, adding that Pyongyang should reply to the offer by Friday. “If North Korea rejects these proposed official talks, we would have to take grave action,” Kim said, without elaborating. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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SKorea warns of ‘grave measure’ if NKorea rejects talks on shuttered inter-Korean factory park

<!– google_ad_section_start –> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SKorea warns of ‘grave measure’ if NKorea rejects talks on shuttered inter-Korean factory park. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Bangladesh army says death toll from building collapse has risen to 145 after overnight search

<!– google_ad_section_start –> SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh army says death toll from building collapse has risen to 145 after overnight search. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Southeast Asian leaders work to defuse China tensions at Asean summit

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Southeast Asian leaders are set to wrap up a summit on Thursday dominated by efforts to defuse tensions over the South China Sea and deepen economic links throughout the region. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) endured deep divisions last year over how to handle rows with China over the sea, and leaders have been focused at this week’s talks in Brunei on rebuilding unity. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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CIA asked to add Boston suspect to terror list, says official

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The CIA asked the top US counterterrorism agency to add the deceased Boston bombing suspect to a terror watchlist more than a year before the attacks, officials said on Wednesday. The spy agency made the move after Russian officials contacted their CIA counterparts in September 2011 about concerns they had over the possible terror ties of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police last week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US presses China on Uygur rights after unrest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The United States on Wednesday urged China to safeguard the rights of its Uygur minority and carry out a transparent probe of the latest violence in which 21 people died. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell called on China to “take steps to reduce tensions and promote long-term stability in Xinjiang”, the vast and ethnically divided western region. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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