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Chinese pour $110bn into US real estate, says study

Investment is set to double in the next five years as wealthy rush to get their money into overseas assets, especially houses<p>Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign buyers of US property after pouring billions into the market in search of safe offshore assets, according to a study.<p>A huge …

Real Estate

How Global Warming Is Making Some Diseases Even Scarier

Americans should expect a surge in deaths from heat waves, flooding, and respiratory disease as the climate warms, according to a wide-ranging White …

Public Health

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South-east Asia

Treeless $656 million Olympic Park in Rio a concrete jungle

By Andrew Downie<p>SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Rio opened its Olympic Park this month there was one thing conspicuously absent around the venues, …


Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan said Saturday that recent U.S. airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging Islamic State affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.<p>While U.S. officials declined to …

Middle East

China puts the brakes on construction of 200 coal-fired power plants

Chinese energy officials are putting the brakes on plans for new coal-fired power plants, in yet another attempt to address the country’s massive air …


These Charts Show How China's Economy Is Changing Amid Labor Unrest

China's rapid modernization is leveling off after decades of high growth. And the whole world is feeling it. The International Monetary Fund recently warned of the "chilling effect" on the global economy that is a result of China's transition to a new economic model focused on domestic consumption …

Hong Kong

Northern Irish woman appears in court accused of breaking abortion ban

A woman has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with breaking the region’s abortion ban.<p>The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons is …

United Kingdom

10 Dark Ancient Origins Of Everyday Phrases

Some of the seemingly innocent phrases that we utter today have disturbing historical backstories. A cakewalk was a dance performed by slaves for …


Thailand's Insane Heatwave: A Month Above 104 Degrees

April is always hot in Thailand—but this month has been like no other the country has known in recent history. Every day in April, the average peak …

China's anti-pollution tech is going premium, but it can't make dirty air go away

Air purifying technology may be a sticking plaster for China’s pollution but is it better than nothing for the country’s chronic problem?<p>Behind a red wooden door, down a Beijing alley, lies what is allegedly the cleanest air spot in the smog-sodden city. Numerous air purifiers gently whir in the …


China successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile – Pentagon sources

China successfully carried out a flight test of its state-of-the-art high-speed maneuvering warhead last week, sources in the Pentagon said. The …

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics

NUI Galway scientists make breast cancer breakthrough

Researchers from NUI Galway have made a breakthrough in their studies into breast cancer treatment, which could affect a significant segment of …


Hillsborough inquest: criminal charges could follow unlawful killing verdict

Police officers could face criminal charges after an inquest jury ruled that the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were unlawfully killed.<p>Relatives of the Liverpool supporters who were crushed to death at an FA Cup semi-final in 1989 sobbed, cheered and applauded the jury as it found …

Hillsborough Disaster