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Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves

A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro‑democracy protesters to African‑American slaves,...

Sri Lanka cuts mudslide dead and missing toll to 38

Sri Lanka on Saturday reduced to 38 the number of dead and missing from a mudslide at a tea plantation after giving an initial toll of over 300.

Nationwide blackout hits Bangladesh

A nationwide power blackout hit Bangladesh on Saturday after a transmission line failed, the government said.

Mexico court orders US ex-Marine's release

A Mexican court ordered the release of a former US Marine jailed in the country since March for carrying weapons, after pressure from top US officials.



US seeks ways to stop money and men from joining Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry said the U. S. and its allies are expanding their efforts to curtail...

China's quality watchdog to review Volkswagen's car-recall plan

China’s quality watchdog told Volkswagen AG to submit supporting documents after the...

Yen slips to seven-year low as central banks diverge on stimulus

The yen tumbled to its weakest level in almost seven years after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly boosted...

If planes failed like space shuttles, 272 would crash every day

If U. S. airlines had the same failure rate as the now‑retired space shuttles, there’d be...