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Jun 24, 2008

A federal appeals court in Washington has invalidated the Bush administration's finding that a detainee held for more than six years in the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba is an "enemy combatant," and has ordered the government to release him, transfer him or offer him a new hearing.

Jun 24, 2008

In the first civilian judicial review of the government’s evidence for holding any of the Guantánamo Bay detainees, a federal appeals court has ordered that one of them be released or given a new military hearing.

Jun 23, 2008

Taiwan began Monday its annual computer-simulated war game that anticipates an invasion by China, despite warming ties between the island and its mainland rival.

Jun 23, 2008

Despite their rhetoric, White House aspirants Barack Obama and John McCain are unlikely to adopt a confrontational approach towards China even as it flexes its military and economic muscles, experts say.

Jun 23, 2008

Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang have demolished a mosque for refusing to put up signs in support of this August's Beijing Olympics, an exiled group said on Monday.

Jun 23, 2008

Beneath a gathering storm on the outskirts of Chinatown, and across the street from the Chinese consulate, protesters gathered yesterday to urge the release of a Burlington man serving a life sentence in a Chinese jail.

Jun 23, 2008

 A federal appeals court announced Monday that it has overturned the Pentagon's classification of a Guantanamo Bay detainee as an enemy combatant.

Jun 20, 2008

Three men who reportedly posed as terrorists to try to extort more than $300,000 (£150,000) have been arrested in the Chinese Olympic city of Qingdao.

Jun 19, 2008

The Beijing Olympic torch paraded through a major military city in China's Muslim-dominated northwestern region of Xinjiang Thursday where police patrolled for terrorist activities, the government said.

Jun 19, 2008

There is little doubt that in large swathes of the world's most populous country, the Beijing Olympics are being keenly anticipated as a chance to show off China's new global standing.

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