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China 'punishes 17 officials' after deadly village clash

<b>Chinese authorities have arrested an official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash earlier this month in Yunnan, state media say.</b><p>Eight people died, including four construction workers who were burnt to death, and 18 others were injured in the violence in Fuyou village.<p>Villagers were …

China

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people to stay away from the summit.<p>The warning comes nearly a month …

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll on government proposals they rejected earlier in the week as their street campaign pushing for democracy for the Chinese-controlled city entered its fifth week on Friday.<p>Pro-democracy protesters point and scuffle with a man …

More than 1,700 bombs dropped in war on ISIL

US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said.<p>The flights for "Operation Inherent Resolve" include thousands of mid-air fuelling runs, surveillance …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

Carsharing

First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launched Today

The 4M spacecraft, launched aboard a Chinese rocket, will be sending signals to anyone willing to listen.<p>The first privately funded lunar mission launched today. The mission involves sending a 31-pound spacecraft called 4M, fitted with an antenna, small computer, and radiation sensor, on a Chinese …

Space Exploration

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

<b>People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.</b><p>A team at King's College London and the Natural History Museum found only 5% of adults had gum disease in the Roman, and certainly pre-toothbrush, era.<p>Modern day smoking and …

Dental Care

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

Shanghai exchange ready for options rollout | Financial Times

The Shanghai Stock Exchange has completed technical preparations for stock options trading and is awaiting final approval from regulators to launch …

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country …

Great Britain

The Art of the Umbrella Movement

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness of the city's youth. Pro-democracy demonstrators are transforming a major swath of the city into a canvas, with much of the imagery focused on the …

Britain will have to pay extra €2.1bn into EU budget by December

Britain has been told it must pay an extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) into the European Union budget by the end of next month because the UK economy is doing better relative to other European economies.<p>The demand is certain to be used against David Cameron by the growing camp who want the UK to quit the …

California company imported Indian workers, paid them $1.21 an hour

Eight workers from India were paid as little as $1.21 an hour by a tech company in Fremont, Calif., over several months in late 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as reported by the Associated Press.<p>As a result the company, Electronics for Imaging, which specializes in printing …

Chinese home prices fall for fifth month in September, year's gains lost

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese home prices fell for a fifth straight month in September, wiping out gains scored in the past year and raising expectations the government will have to implement more economic support measures to cushion the blow.<p>The monthly falls left average home prices in 70 …

China economy to grow 7.4 percent in 2014, 7 percent in 2015: government economist

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s economy is likely to grow by 7.4 percent this year, slightly below the government’s target, and expand 7 percent in 2015, a senior government economist said on Friday.<p>China can still maintain annual average growth of 7 percent in the next 10 years, Yu Bin, director of …

China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim.<p>State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the …

US and South Korea delay troop command transfer

<b>The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.</b><p>Both sides attributed the delay to "an evolving security environment" and an "intensifying" threat from Pyongyang.<p>The transfer had been due to …

North Korea

Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters have created a self-sustaining village within a month of taking their call for democracy to the streets, setting up changing rooms, tents for hire, a study area, first-aid stations and even their own security patrols as they ready for the long …