News Headlines - 15 May 2014

Anti-China riots turn deadly in Vietnam | theguardian.com

Violent reaction in Vietnam to China's expansionist stance in disputed seas has turned deadly with reports that 20 or more people have been killed during rioting that began with attacks on foreign-owned factories.
A top Taiwanese diplomat said rioters had stormed a large Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90 more.

Grief and rage as Turkey buries mine disaster dead - The Washington Post

With photos of their loved ones pinned to their chests and chanting the names of lost miners, grieving relatives laid their dead to rest in mass burials Thursday, as gravediggers labored to make room for scores more victims of Turkey’s worst mining disaster.

Korean ferry disaster captain charged with manslaughter could face death penalty - Mirror Online

THE captain of the South Korean ferry which sank with the loss of 300 people found out yesterday he could face the death penalty... Although the maximum penalty for manslaugher is death, no-one has been executed in South Korea for almost 20 years and a moratorium on capital punishment was declared in 1997. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/korean-ferry-disaster-captain-charged-3548314#ixzz31wrYjCCD Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook

Times journalist shot in Syria by kidnap gang | The Times

Two Times journalists escaped over the Syrian border yesterday after being double-crossed, kidnapped, beaten and shot by a rebel gang in the north of the country.

Black-and-white world of Snowden’s confidant - London Evening Standard

Glenn Greenwald, a US civil rights lawyer-turned-journalist, made his name covering a scandal in 2005-06 over the US National Security Agency’s use of warrantless electronic eavesdropping. But that was small beer compared with his big story: last year’s Edward Snowden affair and the exposure of the NSA’s operation, detailed in a series of Guardian scoops.








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