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Chinese woman cuts off ex-boyfriend's penis, kills him

A Chinese woman chopped off her former boyfriend's penis with scissors and then killed him with a hammer after he raped her, a Hong Kong court heard, according to a report Tuesday. Yeung Ki, 41, on trial in the city, has admitted killing 32-year-old piano teacher Zhou Hui on Boxing Day 2012 but denies murder, the South China Morning Post reported.

Chinese official Yang Dacai gets 14 years for bribery (VIDEO)

The former work safety boss in the northern province of Shaanxi was derided after images of him wearing luxury wristwatches circulated online.

Taiwan names new defence chief amid plagiarism scandal

Taiwan's chief of general staff General Yen Ming was named defence minister Wednesday following the resignation of his predecessor over plagiarism claims just six days after taking office. Yen, 63, who has served a number of top positions in the armed forces including the air force chief, replaced scholar-turned-minister Andrew Yang who resigned on Tuesday, the cabinet said in a statement.

Former top Chinese banker expelled from party for graft, handed over to prosecutors

BEIJING, China - A former top Chinese banker has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for taking bribes and turned over to prosecutors, the government said Monday, following reports he was implicated in huge improper loans. Yang Kun, a former vice-president of Agricultural Bank of China Ltd., was expelled from the party after investigators concluded he "took advantage of his position to seek favours for others and received huge bribes," the Ministry of Supervision said.

Football: Birmingham owner fails to have case thrown out

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung failed in his bid to have his money-laundering case thrown out of court Friday as the judge rejected his arguments that he would not receive a fair trial. The former hairdresser-turned-football-tycoon from Hong Kong on Monday pleaded not guilty to five counts of knowingly dealing in ill-gotten gains worth tens of millions of dollars at the start of his long-delayed trial.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Wang Yi named as foreign minister: parliament

China's parliament on Saturday named Wang Yi, a former ambassador to Japan and currently in charge of Taiwan affairs, as the country's new foreign minister. Wang replaces Yang Jiechi, who has served since 2007, as head of the ministry. Yang was named to the State Council, according to an announcement by the National People's Congress, China's rubberstamp parliament. kgo/jw
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