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New Developments Threaten To Burst China's Staggering Housing Bubble

With real rates on deposits remaining in negative territory for years, there were few places to turn for wealthy savers. Property became one of the primary vehicles to put away excess cash to escape inflationary pressures. Moreover, municipal governments made large sums of money selling land to …

What Tim Hardaway and C.J. Leslie Will Bring to NY Knicks

The New York Knicks made two solid moves at the 2013 NBA Draft and have certainly gotten their offseason started on the right note.<p>In desperate need of some young talent, the Knicks took Tim Hardaway Jr. with the No. 24 overall pick, and followed that by picking up undrafted free agent C.J. Leslie …

Mandela Is 'Inspiration To The World,' Obama Says

Hailing Nelson Mandela's "moral courage," President Obama on Saturday paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon and former South African president, who remains hospitalized in critical condition. Doctors have been treating him for a lung infection for the past three weeks.<p>Speaking in Pretoria at a …

Mandela's Condition Clouds Obama's S. Africa Visit

President Obama has decided not to visit the former president in the hospital, out of deference to Nelson Mandela's peace and comfort. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been hospitalized for three weeks with a lung infection.<p>Transcript<p>LYNN NEARY, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. …

How much will Apple's new Mac Pro cost?

Perhaps more mysterious than the stealthy look of Apple's upcoming Mac Pro desktop is its price tag, which has yet to be announced.<p>Apple detailed some of the specs, and even showed off prerelease versions of the hardware to attendees at its annual developers conference earlier this month, but there …

Should I leave my iPad switched on?

A reader asks about setting an alarm on the iPad and leaving it switched on.<p>I have a Psion 3c organiser; the case and hinges are breaking up but they are, after all, some 20 years old, and have served me well. Moving on, and the Apple iPad Mini seems like a good replacement. One point you may be …

Review: Apple MacBook Air

When I'm going to be working remotely for an entire day – like writing at a coffee shop, or liveblogging a conference keynote – my first major …

China's Shenzhou-10 astronauts return to Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989796_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532766424_eef3aba5c0a04e0b039eddb439204517<p><b>A capsule carrying three Chinese astronauts has landed safely after a 15-day mission in space.</b><p>The astronauts travelled on the Shenzhou-10 craft to …

Space Exploration

China resettles two million Tibetans, says Human Rights Watch

<b>More than two million Tibetans have been resettled by the Chinese government over the last seven years, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.</b><p>Many, including hundreds of thousands of nomads, were forced into so-called "socialist villages", the group says.<p>The aim is to exert tighter political …

China finds 'violations' in lending by state-owned banks

<b>China's National Audit Office (NAO) has said that some state-owned banks "violated" lending regulations.</b><p>It said said 28.4bn yuan ($4.6bn; £2.5bn) of loans had been issued by some banks for projects without proper procedures or necessary guarantees.<p>The regulator also reported that 18.4bn yuan was …

Loans

Obama hails Mandela 'inspiration' in South Africa visit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/990000/990709_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532510665_b499adb7e18073793f5001d9a144c718<p><b>US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as "an inspiration to the world" while visiting South Africa.</b><p>The US leader, who was speaking in …

South Africa

How Apple Gets All the Good Apps

Apple tightly controls its software and hardware, and is fiercely competitive in battling its rivals, especially in the mobile market. And yet, while …

Apps