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Feb 22, 2008

A coalition of Stanford scientists has released the most detailed road map yet of human diversity, offering insight into the emergence and restless migration of the world's populations.

Feb 22, 2008

Celebrated Uighur human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer has arrived in Australia on her first visit to the country.

Feb 20, 2008

A US-based rights group called Wednesday for an independent investigation into the police killings of two suspected Muslim separatists and the arrest of 15 others in China's restive Xinjiang region.

Feb 20, 2008

As a career woman, Rebiya Kadeer once seemed to have it all: a successful trading store that made her the 11-richest business person in China, and no less than 11 children.

Feb 18, 2008

In a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website, China has expressed "deep concern" that Kosovo has declared its independence.

Feb 18, 2008

Chinese police shot and killed two members of a "terrorist gang" and rounded up 15 others during a raid last month in the restive northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Feb 18, 2008

As the world’s nations contemplate whether to recognize Kosova’s newly declared independence, many wonder what it will mean for other similar regions, such as Abkhazia, Taiwan, and Northern Cyprus, for international law, and for the definition of self determination in general.

Feb 17, 2008

Small groups of Chinese migrant workers in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are challenging the might of oil powers and paramilitary farming and mining concerns in a bid to win back money they say is owed to them.

Feb 15, 2008

US President George W. Bush said Thursday he had not changed his plans to attend the Beijing Olympics, despite a growing row over China's support for Sudan amid the Darfur crisis.

Feb 15, 2008

The European Union wants athletes to resist raising human rights and other sensitive political issues during the Beijing Olympics.

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