At least 40 animal rights activists, mostly female protesters holding banners reading, "Cats and dogs are friends of human beings" recently swarmed into a restaurant, the Fangji Cat Meatball restaurant, in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and forced it to shut. The protesters wanted to free any live cats on the premises of the restaurant. Many Chinese, particularly in the south, believe dog and cat meat are good warming foods in the winter.
Afghanistan's intelligence services have, recently, delivered a list of restrictions on reporting to national journalists. The restrictions include directives not to represent Afghan armed forces as weak, publishing interviews against the government's foreign policy or criticise the US-led coalition.
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