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Turkey's 'Eastern Express' puts romance back on tracks

KARS, Turkey (Reuters) - Emre proposed to his girlfriend Mine Nur in a candlelit wagon on the "Eastern Express", a thousand kilometer train ride across eastern Turkey which he says formed the perfect start to their voyage through life.<p>"We love traveling, so this suits us perfectly. This is a short …

North Africa

China’s New Aircraft Carrier Is Already Obsolete

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier, which was seen Monday being towed from berth, will begin sea trials imminently. When the new vessel enters …


Russia Is Sending Bashar Al-Assad New Weapons After U.S. Syria Strike, Moscow Warns

Russia has pledged to send new air defense weapons to the Syrian military after the U.S. and its allies hit regime forces this month.<p>Although Russia …

Ethiopia is now Africa's fastest growing economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ethiopia, Africa's second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, according to new data from the IMF.<p>Ethiopia's economy is predicted to grow by 8.5% this year. The figures signal continued economic expansion following a long …


Peter Madsen sentenced to life for murdering journalist Kim Wall

Swedish journalist’s dismembered remains found at sea after she failed to return from trip on Madsen’s submarine<p>A Danish inventor has been sentenced to life in prison for the premeditated murder and sexual assault of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine in August last year.<p>The judge, …


China does not have to ask anyone for respect, Ghana’s president says

Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo pinpointed China's development story Saturday in a speech that promoted intra-African economic co-operation.<p>"China …


China and UAE move a step closer to opening a 'Belt and Road Exchange'

China is on the brink of opening an international exchange alongside the United Arab Emirates to cater for its mammoth Belt and Road Initiative.<p>The …

Abu Dhabi

2 Indian troops, rebel killed in Kashmir fighting

Police say a soldier, a counterinsurgency police official and a rebel have been killed in a gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir.<p>Police say the fighting began early Tuesday when militants attacked raiding government forces with gunfire in a forest in the southern Tral area.<p>Authorities rushed …


China fails to get Indian support for Belt and Road ahead of summit

By Ben Blanchard<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a …


Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'

A wildlife photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying what appeared at first to be a fish in its talons. But after taking a closer look, the photographer realized that the bird’s next meal was in fact a small shark.<p>"It was very far away so I couldn't see it through my …

Nature Photography

To beat porch thieves, Amazon slips packages in car trunks

By Stephen Nellis<p>(Reuters) - Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers' front doors, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday started a new …

Smart Homes

Digit's first move beyond saving money is a feature to pay down credit card debt

Digit, the developer of a wildly popular automatic savings mobile app, is moving beyond its core business with a new feature enabling users to pay …

Personal Finance

China and the Cost of a Television

What a trade war might mean for consumers<p>China and the U.S. are firing warning shots in what could escalate to a full-on trade war.<p>First, the U.S. announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including from China. China then retaliated with levies on American products, including pork. The Trump …


China Is Turning Ethiopia Into a Giant Fast-Fashion Factory

Standing in a sunny office in Indochine International’s brand-new factory, Raghav Pattar, vice president of this Chinese apparel manufacturer, is …


The Bloody Grab for Gold in Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Town

In Venezuela’s gold capital, national guardsmen block the roads. Military convoys and motorcycles circle while soldiers keep wary watch behind …


China's 'bullet train' network is the largest in the world — and it's about to get even bigger

Stretching 15,500 miles, China's "bullet train" network is already the largest in the world. By comparison, the second biggest high-speed rail network — in Spain — measures just 1,926 miles.<p>But by the end of 2018, China's will get even longer.<p>China Railway Corp, the country's government-owned train …

Hong Kong

An 8-year-old’s rape and murder inflames tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India

She was an 8-year-old girl who, while grazing her horses in a meadow in northern India in January, followed a man into the forest. Days later, Asifa Bano’s small, lifeless body was recovered there.<p>Police say that Asifa was given sedatives and, for three days, raped several times by different men. …


Woman 'partially sucked out a window' dies after engine failure on Southwest flight

A woman died after a Southwest Airlines jet suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing on Tuesday, marking the first accidental fatality …


Messiah in our midst

We have a messiah in our midst: the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Honourable Justice Saqib Nisar. In an amazingly insightful …


Chungking Express (1994)

Hong Kong

The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)


Company Limited (1971)

The Adversary (1970)

The Big City (1963)

Aparajito (1956)

Charulata (1964)

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The World of Apu (1959)


Pather Panchali (1955)

Forget the Trade War. China Wants to Win Computing Arms Race

As the U.S. and China threaten to impose tariffs on goods from aluminum to wine, the two nations are waging a separate economic battle that could …

Quantum Computing