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  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:09

    China state firms eye land around Panama Canal: waterway authority

    Chinese state firms have expressed an interest to develop land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare said, underlining China's outward push into infrastructure via railways and ports around the world.

  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:01

    'Two dead' in Mosul market attack in Iraq

    Mortar shells sparked a major fire in the Nabi Yunus market in east Mosul on Sunday, reportedly killing at least two people and injuring many others.

  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:59

    Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrested

    Two technicians in Hong Kong have been arrested for "perverting the course of justice", after a malfunctioning escalator injured shoppers in a mall.

  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:51

    South Korean court to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park

    A South Korean court will hold a hearing on Thursday to decide whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye and hold her in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated on charges of taking bribes and abusing presidential power.

  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:46

    Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

    Tens of thousands of people in Chile have taken part in demonstrations against the country's controversial privatised pension system.

  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:15

    Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights and Israel ties

    TIMA - Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:13

    Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

    HONG KONG - A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension.

  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:10

    France's Le Pen says euro exit 'wouldn't be chaos'

    PARIS - French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen sought on Sunday to reassure voters concerned over her plans to withdraw the country from the euro zone, saying it "wouldn't be chaos" and she would seek "well-prepared" talks with other European Union countries.

  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:08

    Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded, police say

    CINCINATTI - Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.