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At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

Nov 24, 2016

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling ...

Samsung, pension fund raided as South Korean probe widens

Nov 23, 2016

Samsung, pension fund raided as South Korean probe widens

South Korean prosecutors investigating a corruption scandal surrounding the country’s president and her friend raided on Wednesday a unit of the country’s largest business group, Samsung, and the national pension fund, as public outrage grows over Samsung’s alleged link with the scandal. Officials at ...

South Korean president's office explains Viagra purchase

Nov 23, 2016

South Korean president's office explains Viagra purchase

The increasingly strange political scandal surrounding South Korean President Park Geun-hye has now left her office defending the purchase of erectile dysfunction pills. Park’s office on Wednesday confirmed revelations by an opposition lawmaker that it purchased about 360 Viagra pills and the generic version ...

Drug dealer says he gave money to Philippine senator, police

Nov 23, 2016

Drug dealer says he gave money to Philippine senator, police

A self-confessed drug dealer, whose father was killed in an alleged gun fight in prison, has testified before a Philippine Senate investigation that he provided police officials and an opposition senator millions of pesos in protection money. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. said Wednesday that ...