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Hourly News 2014-11-30
   2014-12-01 11:31:03    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Han



Egypt court sees Mubarak not guilty over murder charges

A Cairo criminal court has cleared Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak over killing protesters during the 2011 protests that unseated him.
The judge announced on Saturday that the court sees Mubarak not guilty of murdering hundreds of protesters during a popular protest that removed the former president from power in 2011.
Mubarak and his former oil minister were also acquitted of corruption charges related to gas exports to Israel.
The 86-year-old former president, now serving a three-year imprisonment term over another corruption charge, was the first Egyptian president to be brought to justice.
Saturday's verdict ended a long trial that has lasted for almost four years.

Austin gunman dead after downtown shooting rampage

A gunman fired more than 100 shots in downtown Austin, Texas early Friday morning before being shot dead by a police officer.
Reports say the gunman, identified as 49-year-old Larry Steve McQuilliams, opened fire two hours after midnight in at least three different buildings in downtown Austin -- a federal courthouse, a police headquarter and a Mexican Consulate.
The gunman had a brief exchange of fire with a police officer and was shot dead.
Police say no injuries were reported in the shooting besides the dead shooter.

Police arrest 15 protesters as tensions heighten in Ferguson

Police arrested 15 people Friday night as about 100 protesters blocked traffic in front of the local police department in Ferguson.
The protest was the latest one in reaction to the non-indictment of police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown in August.

Namibian ruling party winning in elections: provisional results

Provisional election results released Sunday indicate ruling Swapo party and its Presidential candidate Hage Geingob are winning with landslide margins in Namibian Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Friday.

Mainland spokesman calls for continued peaceful cross-Strait relations

A Chinese mainland spokesman has called on compatriots across the Taiwan Strait to make continued efforts for peaceful cross-Strait relations after Taiwan finished an election for local government officials.
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, made the remarks when asked to comment on the election on Saturday.
He said the mainland hopes compatriots across the Strait will cherish hard-won fruits of cross-Strait relations, and jointly safeguard and continue to push forward peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.

15 killed, 14 injured in Xinjiang terrorist attack

Fifteen people, including 11 mobsters, have been killed and 14 people were injured in a terrorist attack in Shache County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Local authorities say the mobsters threw out explosive devices and attacked civilians with knives at a food street in the county on Friday afternoon. Police patrolling nearby killed 11 of them.
A number of explosive devices, knives and axes were found at the scene.
The injured are receiving treatment at local hospitals.

China to launch unified ETC system

China will launch a national unified electronic toll collection (ETC) system in the next year to solve freeway congestion, save logistics cost and cut emission.
The Ministry of Transport says the national ETC network will be primarily completed by the end of 2015 based on a regional system that will cover 14 provinces by this year end, noting it will top the world in terms of the total length of express highway.
The ministry expects no less than 25 percent of passenger cars will be equipped with transponders and all the toll station along major expressways will be covered with the system by that time.
The system is expected to solve China's prevalent traffic congestion in front of toll gates, especially during long holidays.

People living with HIV/AIDS rises in Chinese populous province

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in central China's Henan Province, which is home to more than 100 million people, has risen for the fourth consecutive year.
There were more than 3,900 new cases in the province in the first ten months of the year, up 17 percent year on year, according to a statement from the provincial health and family planning commission.
Ninety-six percent of the new cases in the first ten months of this year were sexually transmitted, up more than 20 percent year on year.

Cold front to chill China

Most part of China will see snowfall and temperature drop in the next two days due to the arrival of a strong cold front.
The National Meteorological Center says China's northern part will be the first to experience temperature drops, which will hit southern areas later as cold air moves southwards.
Some regions of northeast China's Jilin and Liaoning will see temperature down by up to 14 degrees Celsius.
The center forecast smog that has lingered in north China will be gradually dispersed by the cold front starting Sunday.




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