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Safety questions on Shanghai crush

Question marks over safety standards after 36 die in China's biggest city<p>A NEW Year’s Eve stampede that left 36 dead and 47 injured on Shanghai’s Bund waterfront has raised questions over how such a disaster could happen in China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.<p>Early reports blamed fake …

China

Chinese economy set to miss growth target for first time since Asian financial crisis

Latest manufacturing figures points to slowest growth in world's second-biggest economy for 25 years<p>China’s economy is likely to miss Beijing’s growth target for the first time since the Asian financial crisis at the end of the last century, after official figures showed the country’s seismic …

No charges for Milwaukee officer involved in fatal shooting

A district attorney has decided against charges in the case of a police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill man more than a dozen times in Milwaukee.<p>The officer, Christopher Manney, killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in April.<p>The officer says he opened fire when Hamilton grabbed his …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

North Korean websites restored after shutdown amid tension over Sony hack

Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang.<p>The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible …

North Korea

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberattack from North Korean-backed hackers.<p>"I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said at a news conference …