Guangzhou, Jan. 10 (Reuters): A weekly Chinese newspaper at the centre of anti-censorship protests appeared on newsstands today as a newsroom strike ended amid fresh calls for the Communist Party leadership to loosen its grip on the media.
The strike at the Southern Weekly in affluent Guangdong province came after censors watered down a page-two editorial in the New Year edition.
Paris (Reuters): Three female Kurdish activists, including a founding member of the PKK rebel group, have been shot in Paris in execution-style killings. The bodies of Sakine Cansiz and two other women were found at the Information Centre of Kurdistan post midnight on Thursday.
Sydney (Reuters): Australian biologist Jodi Rowley and her Vietnamese colleagues have discovered a new species of flying frog gliding and jumping around less than 100km from Ho Chi Minh City. The frog has been named Helen’s Tree Frog (Rhacophorus helenae) after Rowley’s mother.
Neuhausen (Reuters): Two Swiss trains collided on Thursday injuring 17 persons and closing the line near the German border, Switzerland police said.