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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
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Chinese prosecutors file charges against activist Xu Zhiyong

Chinese prosecutors file charges against activist Xu Zhiyong

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chinese prosecutors filed charges against activist Xu Zhiyong soon after the U.S. government voiced worry on treatment of activists in China, Xu's lawyer said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
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Kerry urges China to release Liu Xiaobo

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- China should release detained Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and end his wife's house arrest, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged.

Jon Gnarr, comic turned Reykjavik mayor, won't run again

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jon Gnarr, the Icelandic comedian who ran for mayor of Reykjavik as a joke and got elected, says he will not seek a second term.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
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Nobel Prize-winning activist's relative gets hefty jail sentence

BEIJING, June 9 (UPI) -- A Chinese court Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
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China Nobel winner wants dissident freed

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Mo Yan, the Chinese novelist honored this week with the Nobel Prize for Literature, called for the release Friday of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
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Olympic Medal: M Over 80kg Taekwondo

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Carlo Molfetta of Italy won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the over 80-kilogram class of men's taekwondo.

China's 'soft' blog censorship studied

PITTSBURGH, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've analyzed "soft" censorship of social media in China, identifying politically sensitive terms Chinese censors may notice.

Norway blocking China's access to Arctic

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- China's efforts to tap the natural resources and transportation routes of the Arctic will continue to be frustrated by Norway, a diplomatic source says.

Chinese dissident says he was tortured

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chinese dissident Yu Jie, an outspoken government critic, says he is seeking asylum in the United States after being tortured in China.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
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Nobel laureates campaign for Liu's release

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates is campaigning for the release of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is being held in China.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
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Liu honored despite China's protests

Liu honored despite China's protests

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was honored Friday during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway -- an empty chair marking his absence.
China: U.S. legislators are 'arrogant'

China: U.S. legislators are 'arrogant'

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. legislators should "change their rude and arrogant attitude" towards China over the Nobel Peace prize issue, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said.
Web sites disabled prior to Nobel ceremony

Web sites disabled prior to Nobel ceremony

SHANGHAI, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Several Western news Web sites apparently were blocked in China Thursday, one day before a Chinese man is to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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