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Paris Picasso museum staff call for sacking of director

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Beijing launches armed patrol force in wake of attacks on civilians

<!– google_ad_section_start –> More than 1,300 armed police and 150 patrol vehicles took to Beijing’s streets today as the government stepped up security measures following a series of violent attacks on civilians at public facilities. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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More than 200 arrested in crackdown on terrorist videos in Xinjiang

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Police in Xinjiang have arrested more than 200 people in the last six weeks for “dissemination of violent or terrorist videos” amid a wave of train station attacks. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Egyptian presidential candidate el-Sissi warns editors not to push freedom

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Egypt’s top presidential candidate, the former military chief, has warned newspaper editors not to press issues of freedom of speech and other rights or campaign for democratic reforms. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hero held off Guangzhou railway station knifeman, saved others, with a wooden stick

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A migrant worker has revealed how he fended off the knife attacker at Guangzhou railway station with a wooden stick and stopped him chasing after passers-by. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A task force with tougher powers to investigate cases of tainted food and counterfeit drugs is to be set up on the mainland. Its staff will include food and drug inspectors, as well as the police, according to Beijing News. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Beijing man builds illegal rooftop villa on apartment block

<!– google_ad_section_start –> When it comes to illegal structures, a rooftop villa built by an eccentric Beijing resident on top of a 26-storey residential building puts Henry Tang’s wine cellar to shame. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Russian bloggers cast doubt on Putin’s fishy tale

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President Vladimir Putin’s opponents on Monday gleefully sought to prove the Russian strongman had massively exaggerated the weight of a pike he caught on a recent fishing expedition to Siberia. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese qigong master under investigation after ‘vulgar magician’ exposé

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Authorities in southeastern Jiangxi province are investigating health techniques used by a qigong master who has ties with a long list of celebrities, including Jackie Chan and Jack Ma, and who has been accused of getting rich by defrauding believers of the supernatural. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Sichuan cancer patient prepares video wedding blessing for children

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thousands of people have shed tears over a video recorded by woman suffering from cancer and fearing imminent death, in which she prepares a message of blessing for the future weddings of her three children. With the help of a friend, Li Shu, a mother from Langzhong city in Sichuan province, recorded the video from her hospital bed, according to Chengdu Commercial Daily, a local newspaper. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Japan mulls nationalising 400 unclaimed islands amid China Diaoyus dispute

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Japan may nationalise any unclaimed remote islands in its waters in a bid to bolster its territorial claims, a newspaper said on Monday amid a dispute with China over one set. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is to establish a task force to research owners and names of some 400 remote islands, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. If their ownership is unclear, the government will give official names to the islands and nationalise them, the mass-circulation daily reported. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Chinese chef smuggled to Gabon says he was ‘left for dead’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Li Guangxian took off for central Africa in January this year, in hopes that a 7,500 yuan (HK$9,500) monthly salary promised for working as a “cook” would help put his daughter through university and provide a better life for his impoverished family back home in Anhui. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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A new word invented to describe China’s economic reforms: ‘Likonomics’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Last century, Margaret Thatcher gave the world ‘Thatcherism’ and her counterpart – and good friend – across the Atlantic brought us ‘Reaganomics’. More recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies to revive the economy after two decades of stagnation inspired ‘Abenomics’ and now Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stepped up with ‘Likonomics’. The origins of the term – and the correct spelling – are vague but Post columnist Tom Holland referred to ‘Liconomics’ last week, and a few days later Barclays Capital produced its own Likonomics research. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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