Indian Woman Cuts Off Genitals of Her Alleged Rapist


Police in southern India say a 24-year-old woman has cut off the genitals of a Hindu holy man who tried to rape her and who she says has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years…

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/20/world/asia/ap-as-india-rape.html

China: Diners charged ‘air cleaning fee’


People cycling, some in face masks, in Jiangsu Province

Diners at the eatery in Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, were charged one yuan ($0.15; 10p) each to cover the cost of purifying the air inside, the official Xinhua news agency reports. Cities in the region have been enveloped in thick smog in recent weeks, with visibility of less than 100m in the worst-hit areas.

The restaurant’s owners recently purchased an air filtration system to improve the dining experience, and covered the cost by passing it on to customers without prior warning, the report says. But after complaints from angry patrons, the local government intervened to stop the practice, telling the owners that it constituted an illegal charge. A city official tells Xinhua that it wasn’t the diners’ choice to breathe filtered air, so it could not be sold as a commodity.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35091784

CHINA: DINERS CHARGED ‘AIR CLEANING FEE’


China: Diners Charged 'air cleaning fee'

Diners at the eatery in Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, were charged one yuan ($0.15; 10p) each to cover the cost of purifying the air inside, the official Xinhua news agency reports. Cities in the region have been enveloped in thick smog in recent weeks, with visibility of less than 100m in the worst-hit areas.

The restaurant’s owners recently purchased an air filtration system to improve the dining experience, and covered the cost by passing it on to customers without prior warning, the report says. But after complaints from angry patrons, the local government intervened to stop the practice, telling the owners that it constituted an illegal charge. A city official tells Xinhua that it wasn’t the diners’ choice to breathe filtered air, so it could not be sold as a commodity.

China: Diners Charged ‘air cleaning fee’

China navy carries out more drills in disputed South China Sea


Still image from United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands

China’s navy has in recent days carried out more exercises in the disputed South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, calling them routine drills.

China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of maritime trade passes each year. The Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan have overlapping claims.

“The People’s Liberation Army Navy in recent days organized a fleet to go to relevant seas in the South China Sea, by way of the Western Pacific, to carry out exercises,” China’s Defence Ministry said in a brief statement.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/china-navy-carries-more-drills-disputed-south-china-020952742.html

US PLANS MORE ANTI-CHINA DRILLS IN ASIA-PACIFIC


NavyShip Voltaire Gazmin said he asked Admiral Harris to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions, the Associated Press reported.

“If there are Americans flying around there, we won’t be troubled,” Gazmin said. “We need to be helped in our resupply missions. The best way they could assist is through their presence.”

Gazmin said Harris assured him of US readiness to provide assistance, the AP reported.

Beijing has repeatedly urged Washington not to take sides in the escalating maritime dispute in the region. Last month, China’s Defense Ministry accused the United States of ‘militarizing’ the South China Sea by taking part in such military drills.

http://www.infowars.com/us-plans-more-anti-china-drills-in-asia-pacific/