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World 26 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Chad court sentences French to 8 yrs forced labour

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Six French aid workers were sentenced to eight years of hard labour each after a court in Chad found them guilty on Wednesday of trying to kidnap 103 children from the African country.

World 26 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Chad court sentences French to 8 yrs forced labour

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A court in Chad on Wednesday sentenced six French aid workers to eight years of forced labour after finding them guilty of trying to kidnap 103 children from the African country, officials said.

World 21 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Dozens more punished for China child prostitution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two Chinese officials have been sacked and dozens more punished over the involvement of teachers in a child prostitution scandal, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

World 20 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan fingerprints foreigners as anti-terror move

NARITA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan began fingerprinting foreigners entering the country on Tuesday in an anti-terrorism policy that has sparked complaints from human right activists, business travellers and long-term residents.

World 14 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Chad schoolchildren stage anti-French protest

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Chadian schoolchildren shouted anti-French slogans and stoned foreigners' cars in the capital N'Djamena on Wednesday to demand the trial of six French nationals accused of abducting children.

Letters 09 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

We need to take the fight to vandals

From TAN SRI LEE LAM THYE, Kuala Lumpur.

World 02 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Europeans held in Chad flown to capital for trial

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A group of 16 Europeans detained in eastern Chad for trying to take 103 children out of the African country illegally were flown under tight security to the capital N'Djamena on Friday to face trial.

World 02 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Korean survivors of Hiroshima win Japan court fight

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must pay compensation to dozens of South Korean survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing in Hiroshima, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, finalising such an order for the first time, media said.

World 26 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan to take fingerprints, photos of foreigners

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is to fingerprint and photograph foreigners entering the country from next month in an anti-terrorism policy that is stirring anger among foreign residents and human rights activists.

World 09 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar names trusted fixer as Suu Kyi go-between

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's main opposition gave a cautious welcome on Tuesday to the naming of the junta's main trouble-shooter as