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Apr 30, 2009

Chinese authorities are planning to construct a new airport in the country's largest desert, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Apr 30, 2009

A new Chinese spy museum exhibits guns disguised as lipstick, hollowed-out coins used to conceal documents and maps hidden as a deck of cards.

Apr 30, 2009

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that he was "pleasantly surprised" at the willingness of some European allies to resettle prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and that the United States was close to making formal requests for European countries to accept specific prisoners.

Apr 30, 2009

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates suggested on Thursday that as many as 100 detainees at the prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba would end up housed on American soil.

Apr 30, 2009

Adil Hakimjan, the first freed Guantánamo prisoner to be granted asylum in Europe, says he is 'very happy.' President Obama called Friday for seven of the 17 remaining Uighurs at the prison to be released.

Apr 29, 2009

BEIJING appears to be reintroducing the tight visa controls and security measures that drastically reduced the capital's population during last year's Olympic Games, this time in anticipation of the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Apr 29, 2009

China will begin a five-month security crackdown later this week in preparation for the nation's 60th anniversary celebration on Oct.1.

Apr 29, 2009

25-year-old Ugihur Samit Ijon broke the world record for completing the steepest long-distance dawaz, or tightrope walking.

Apr 29, 2009

On April 21, imprisoned Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimiti was allowed to meet with his attorney Li Dunyong.

Apr 29, 2009

About 30 detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay have been cleared for release, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he tried to persuade European allies to take some of them.

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