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China regulator orders brokerages to review trades following stock rout | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s securities regulator instructed brokerages on Sunday to review trades and enforce rules that require the use of real names and national identification numbers, the latest move by the government aimed at stabilizing stock prices following a devastating market rout the …

Stock Markets

Hong Kong journalist association says press freedom deteriorating | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association says press freedom has deteriorated in the special administrative region of China and it has become more dangerous for journalists to do their jobs.<p>A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor …

Hong Kong

Uighurs sent back from Thailand were on way to join jihad, says China

Rights groups say the Turkic-speaking group could face persecution in their home country as China steps up propaganda against alleged terrorists<p>More than 100 ethnic Uighurs deported from Thailand to China had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to wage holy war, China’s official news agency …


China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say.<p>Citing the need to buttress national security and stability, President Xi Jinping’s …


Iraqi Christians Form Babylonian Brigades Militia, Battle ISIS

Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by ISIS have formed their own militia and are fighting alongside their "Muslim brothers" to retake their homeland from the extremists.<p>The 1,000-strong Babylonian Brigades is the only Christian militia under the Shiite-dominated umbrella group of volunteer …


Muslim charities raise nearly $45K to rebuild burned-down black churches

Over the past several weeks, a handful of predominantly black churches across the South have burned down. Some were ruled arson, others accidents — but they still recalled racist attacks against black churches throughout American history.<p>The church fires followed the mass shooting at Emanuel AME …


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Sunni militants declare Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

The leaders of an Al Qaeda splinter group that has seized vast portions of northern and western Iraq have declared the establishment of an Islamic state and demanded allegiance from other Muslim groups.<p>In an audio statement posted online that coincided with the first day of the Muslim holy month of …

Iraq Says Russian Experts Have Arrived to Help Prepare Jets for Fighting

Russia supplies Iraqi air force with SU-25 jet fighters

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