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At least 17 people have been killed by tornadoes that swept across the central and southern United States.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
The expanded underwater hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will include a swath of the ocean’s floor that may take up to eight months, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday (April 25) that it will convene a public meeting in October to review the risks of psychiatric and behavioral side effects with Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix.
POSTED |  27-04-2014
Former US ambassador to China Gary Locke paid an unexpected visit to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on Thursday (April 24), saying “history cannot be forgotten.”
POSTED |  27-04-2014
The European Union is losing fight against corruption even though its institutions have many good policies and rules to fight fraud and corruption.
POSTED |  25-04-2014
China is back on track to meet mandatory targets on cutting pollution and improving energy efficiency by 2015, after the program had fallen behind due to strong economic growth in 2011 and 2012
POSTED |  25-04-2014
The founder of Russia's leading social media network -- a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg -- has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.
POSTED |  25-04-2014
Justin Bieber has a habit of getting into trouble, but nothing may have quite prepared the Canadian pop star for the testy situation he just got himself into in Japan.
POSTED |  24-04-2014
In a victory for whistleblowers, Johannesburg Labour Court Judge Robert la Grange on April 22 ordered that the police re-employ Colonel Kobus Roos as an auditor.
POSTED |  24-04-2014
The European Commission has cleared Suntory of Japan's $16 billion bid for the US maker of Jim Beam bourbon whisky.
POSTED |  23-04-2014
The Pentagon will send 600 soldiers to Eastern Europe for military exercises in response to “aggression” by Russia in Ukraine.
POSTED |  23-04-2014
Visiting German Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called on China to play a more active role in helping to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, including using its influence with Russia.
POSTED |  23-04-2014
In the first known theft of its kind, rhino horn stockpiles worth over $5.2 million were stolen from a South African game park office on April 21.
POSTED |  23-04-2014
Germany’s third largest city, Munich, has legalized public nudity by introducing six designated nudist zones.
POSTED |  22-04-2014
In a move that could further strain regional ties, a Japanese cabinet minister and some 150 lawmakers on Tuesday visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism.
POSTED |  22-04-2014
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A record number of Chinese tourists visited Boston last year, dethroning the United Kingdom as the No.1 source of overseas tourists.
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