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China ship spies on U.S.-led naval drills

Jul 21, 2014

China ship spies on U.S.-led naval drills

China sent a surveillance vessel to waters off Hawaii even as the country participated for the first time in the world’s largest international naval exercise led by the U.S. The auxiliary general intelligence ship is outside U.S. territorial seas, yet within the 200-nautical mile ...

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

Jul 20, 2014

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, sign-posted “Respectfully reserved for women,” and around 30 cm wider than normal. The slots at the Dashijiedaduhui — or “World Metropolis” — center have sparked debate in China, which officially ...

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Jul 19, 2014

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines. Rammasun first made landfall in China on Friday afternoon as a super typhoon, packing winds ...

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

Jul 19, 2014

MH17 disaster wipes out entire Malaysian family of six

An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the Flight MH17 disaster, media reports said Saturday. Tambi Jiee, 49, and his wife, Ariza Ghazalee, 46, perished along with their four ...

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident

Jul 19, 2014

At least 38 killed in fiery China road accident

At least 38 people were killed when a van carrying flammable liquid hit a bus on a highway in central China early Saturday, state media reported. The collision in Hunan province triggered a fire and explosion that destroyed five vehicles, the official Xinhua News ...

Jul 18, 2014

Criminal charge recommended against Yingluck

An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand’s ousted prime minister over her government’s rice subsidy program, which cost the country billions of dollars. National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Vicha Mahakun said the commission voted unanimously that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra committed dereliction ...

Jul 18, 2014

China offers $20 billion fund for LatAm projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was announced at the end of a summit hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that marked the launch of the ...