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Australia's new deputy prime minister elected unopposed

Feb 12, 2016

Australia's new deputy prime minister elected unopposed

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has inherited a hard-right climate-change skeptic for his deputy after the retirement of his current No. 2 on Thursday, an appointment that could block any revamp of an emissions trading scheme. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, an outspoken lobbyist for ...

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory

Feb 11, 2016

North Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factory

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch a ...

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

Feb 11, 2016

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteor was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene. Authorities in southern Tamil Nadu state had claimed ...