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# Beijing

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# put to death
China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012
The total for the rest of the world combined was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.
# Fitness
Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
You don’t get this in the Phoenix Park.
# Going nowhere
Hong Kong's leader to protesters: 'I will not resign'
He held a press conference just minutes before a midnight deadline set by protesters demanding his resignation expired.
Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.
# Antitrust
Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe
Officials of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited four of Microsoft’s offices as part of enquiries into Windows’ dominant position in the country.
# short-list
The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022
Bring a good warm coat.
# female trouble
Dumped man books out four cinemas to prove a point to ex-girlfriend
He wanted to show her how wealthy he had become since they broke up. Cool?
# phone-y war
Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.
# Missing
Airline says ten staff members were held for hours by MH370 relatives
The staff members where held for more than ten hours in a hotel as relatives got increasingly frustrated with the lack of information about their relatives.
# sneak peek
Pics: Take a trip to Beijing's Forbidden City - before it starts limiting visitors
The incredible Forbidden City was closed off to visitors for hundreds of years.
# Smog
Forget Paris, these are the world's most polluted cities
More than two million people die every year from breathing indoor and outdoor particle pollution.
# search goes on
Terrorism looking less likely as mystery of plane disappearance deepens
The announcement form the internationl police force comes as searches have completely shifted their focus to opposite Malaysian coast.
# Malaysia Airlines
Two passengers on Malaysia plane had stolen EU passports
Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed that names of two nationals listed on the manifest matched passports reported stolen in Thailand.
# Free
North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"
The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.
# nuclear winter
PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts
The World Health Organisation has said the toxic air has created a crisis.
# final frontier
Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials
Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.
# John Walsh
Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China
John Walsh, who was 39, had been working as ‘Lead Shaper’ at the Happy Valley club near Beijing since May.
# Awkward
The People's Daily building in China looks like a gigantic, gold-plated, um...
Is it just us?
# Comeback
Wrestling wins reprieve for 2020 Olympics
In February, the International Olympic Committee had recommended that wrestling was dropped.
# China
Late aunt of Chinese boy who had eyes gouged out named as suspect
A Hong Kong-based eye expert has offered to treat the boy for free after his eyes were removed in a field.
# Next stop please
At least this isn't your morning commute
Sorry, sorry, can I just… sorry…
# Beijing
Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport
Apart from the man in the wheelchair, no other injuries were caused by the explosion.
# Xi Jinping
Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow
China and Ireland’s friendship continues with a return visit by an Irish delegation.
# Cybersecurity
The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group
The announcement was made today by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
# One Child Policy
330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971
China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.
# China
Sky News reporter broadcasts arrest live on TV
The reporter said he and his team were detained due to an issue with displaying the passes they needed to film in the area.
# North Korea
UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.
# Health
Two die from swine flu in China
A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.
# China
China tightens internet controls, forces users to register their real names
The new rules follow anonymous online postings which accused Chinese officials of misconduct in office. The government claims the law is aimed at protecting users’ personal information.
# national focus
Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan
The Olympic Silver Medallist is hoping to dethrone Joe Ward in the national championships next February.
# China
China unveils new leadership with Xi Jinping at the helm
A fine Gaelic footballer when he visited Ireland earlier this year, Xi is now tasked with leading China for the next ten years.
# China
China party congress sets Xi on leadership path
It is expected the Vice President be announced the party’s top leader tomorrow.
# In Pictures
Derry makes the Lonely Planet's Top 10 best cities for 2013
The Northern Ireland city has been chosen as the UK’s City of Culture next year. Find out where else made the cut…
# Results
Cummings wins, but Martin reclaims crown in Beijing
In addition, Norwegian Boasson Hagen’s finish helped him seal third place in the overall standings in Beijing.
# crisis
German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy
Germany will enter discussions on the steady deterioration of relations between Syria and Turkey, following deadly airstrikes.
# Ride On
O'Connor takes top prize in Beijing
Cian O’Connor rode a double clear round to win at the FEI World Cup Jumping China League on Wednesday.
# team ireland
Back to the day job: The challenges keep on coming for Irish Olympians
Bronze Medal winner Cian O’Connor competes in China while triathlete Aileen Morrison is in Yokohama, Japan.
# China
China: Policeman embroiled in Bo Xilai scandal gets 15 years in jail
Wang Lijun was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier today for bribery and abuse of power. He had exposed the scandal that has rocked China’s ruling Communist Party.
# Art
In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn
New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…
# China
China: Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence for Heywood murder
Gu Kailai was found guilty of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, a crime she had confessed to, and given the death penalty with two years’ reprieve in a case which has rocked China.