U.S. South under twister alert; storm claims Arkansas woman, 18

Dec 24, 2015

U.S. South under twister alert; storm claims Arkansas woman, 18

Storms packing strong winds and heavy rain slammed the U.S. midsection on Wednesday, and officials worried about Christmas yard decorations becoming projectiles. A tree blew over onto a house in Arkansas, killing an 18-year-old woman and trapping her 1-year-old child inside, authorities said. Rescuers ...

Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Dec 25, 2014

Severe storms slam U.S. South, killing at least four

Power companies struggled to restore electricity to thousands of people in Mississippi on Wednesday, a day after a powerful storm swept through the Southeastern U.S. and killed at least four people. Police in Columbia, Mississippi, were stationed at all major intersections because traffic lights ...

Mar 6, 2011

Minding the tensions over changes in China

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The closing decade of the 20th century offered a crystal ball for anyone peering into the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan’s economy, once the region’s leader, was “lost” after its asset bubble burst, whereas China overcame the economic stagnation that followed the Tiananmen ...