Saturday, 25. May 2013 - 21:05
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Floody heck. Here's one way to shift protesters from a building site.
Developers in Yangji, Guangdong province, got fed up with negotiating with local home owners to make way for a new office block complex.
So they used bulldozers to divert a local river so it virtually encircles the householders holding out for better financial compensation for losing their homes.
"The ditch is as deep as a man and twice that wide. They've made it clear that if we want to leave we have to get out before they complete the circle," said one resident.
"They've already cut off most of the electricity and the fresh water and we're struggling to survive.
"But we won't give in. If they can build rivers, we can build bridges," he added.
Developers claim the handful of hold-outs are delaying a 200 million GBP plan to redevelop the site, close to the booming Guangzou city.
"They have been offered new homes so what more can we give them?
"Everyone else has gone and these people are standing in the way of progress," said a spokesman.
Now local officials have pledged to negotiate between the two sides.
"Both sides are taking extreme measures. We have to find another way," said one.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
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Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
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Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
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The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
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