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Rise in trafficking of Chinese women

BEIJING: There has been an increase in the number of Chinese women who are trafficked abroad and forced into prostitution, a senior police official has said. Mr Chen Shiqu, director of the anti-human trafficking office under the ministry of public security, said the women were trafficked mainly to be forced into marriage or forced into prostitution.

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Keep away from Tibet, Hu Jintao tells US

WASHINGTON: The Chinese President, Mr Hu Jintao has warned the US to keep away from Tibet or else bilateral ties would be greatly affected, a day after his American counterpart, Mr Barack Obama asked him to talk to representatives of the Dalai Lama to resolve the issue.

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Congresswoman shot in face: video

TUCSON:  Surveillance video from an Arizona grocery store shows moments of mayhem and heroism as a gunman shoots Rep. Ms Gabrielle Giffords in the face, then turns the gun on a crowd of people waiting to meet the congresswoman, an Arizona sheriff’s official said Wednesday.

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