Global shares nosedive on China economic woes

Stock markets across the world have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors. London’s FTSE 100 index closed down 4.6% at 5,898.87, with major…

Koreas reach a deal in talks

Koreas reach a deal in talks

TOKYO — South Korea said Tuesday that it had resolved a dispute with North Korea that had heightened tensions on the peninsula, with the north agreeing to apologize for its provocations…

Capital’s population sees shrinking growth amid economic upgrading

The growth rate of Beijing’s population is expected to slow down, analysts said, as the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development Program (CDP) moves forward, including the relocation of labor-intensive industries to neighboring…

North Korea exchanges fire with South Korea

North Korea exchanges fire with South Korea

SEOUL – North Korea fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that has been blaring anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts and South Korea fired back, officials said. Seoul’s Defense Ministry said…

Attack at popular shrine leaves 16 dead

Attack at popular shrine leaves 16 dead

BANGKOK – A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital’s most renowned shrines on Monday killed 16 people, including three foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the…

Chinese man ‘with 17 girlfriends’ arrested for fraud

A Chinese man who was caught cheating on 17 girlfriends at once has been arrested for fraud. The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women…

Sexual assault victim in India dies after 42 years in coma

MUMBAI – A sexual assault victim in India who remained in a coma for 42 years has died, rekindling the debate on legalizing euthanasia in the country. Aruna Shanbaug, 67,…

15 year-old girl gang-raped, blackmailed, and set on fire dies – soon afterwards

INDIA – A 15 year-old girl who was gang-raped, blackmailed and subsequently set alight by her rapists has died after suffering burns to 90 per cent of her body. According…

N. Korea arrests U.S. students for illegal entry

SEOUL — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was still unclear whether the 21-year-old New Jersey…