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Court intervention halts healthy cattle cull
Vel Priyadarshan, 10 April 2003
Forty-six cattle imported from Australia by the state governments of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have been saved from destruction by last-minute court intervention.
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Proposed legislation puts Hong Kong's freedom in limbo
Richard Powell, 12 November 2002
A controversial piece of legislation due to be introduced in Hong Kong constitutes a draconian assault on basic freedoms and could drive away foreign investment, end press freedom and ban political opposition, critics warn.
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China frees key political prisoner ahead of US visit
Richard Powell, 22 October 2002
A 25-year old Tibetan nun was released this week just days before Chinese President, Jiang Zemin, is due to visit the US.
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