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Thailand’s richest man places a $6.6 billion take-out order

It seems there’s no stopping Dhanin Chearavanont, Thailand’s richest man, in his hunger for acquisitions. His company CP All, the world’s third-biggest operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro for $6.6 billion.<p>Dhanin, the …

Asia

Smart Small Space Design: House in Konan by Coo Planning

This small house in the town of Konan, in Kobe, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their child by the Osaka-based …

Living Rooms

Fears rise in China about bird flu passing between humans

As the number of cases of a deadly strain of bird flu rises in China, health officials there are investigating the possibility that the disease has spread from human to human.<p>World Health Organization spokesman Gregory Hartl cautioned Thursday that there was no conclusive evidence that the new …

Bird Flu

An Entire Town in Illinois Is Being Evacuated a After Levee Breach

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>London Mills, Illinois is being evacuated after flooding turned from bad to worse on Thursday. No, …

In a Night of Mayhem, Boston Bombing Suspects Standoff Against Cops

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES: To get the latest on the manhunt, including the reported identities of the …

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With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

An international dream team of flu experts assembled in China today.<p>Underscoring the urgency that public health agencies feel about the emergence of a new kind of bird flu, the team is headed by Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization's top influenza scientist.<p>Before he left Geneva, Fukuda …

Guatemala judge suspends Rios Montt genocide trial

A judge in Guatemala has ordered the suspension of the genocide trial of the former US-backed dictator Efrain Rios Montt, angering prosecutors who …

Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea

The Swansea coroner is investigating whether a 25-year-old man has died of measles. The city is at the centre of a major outbreak of the highly …

Superstorm Sandy Was So Powerful the Ground Shook in Seattle

London Marathon security stepped up after Boston attacks

The number of police officers on duty for the London Marathon has been increased by 40% to provide reassurance after the atrocities in Boston, …

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman helped identify bombers

Jeff Bauman, the man who became the bloodied face of the victims after the Boston bomb attacks, provided the key identification of the dead suspect.<p><b>Boston Marathon bombs: live</b><p>Mr Bauman was waiting to see his girlfriend finish the race when a man in a white cap and sweatshirt dropped a backpack at …

Irish nanny charged with murdering US baby

An Irish nanny has been remanded in custody in the US charged with murdering a one-year-old girl she was caring for.<p>Aisling Brady McCarthy, 34, is also facing charges of assaulting Rehma Sabir on her first birthday, at the baby's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts earlier this year.<p>The nanny, who has …

Crime

Boston bombing spurs Senate debate on tighter immigration screening

The Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for suspects has already become part of the debate over immigration reform in Washington, with one high ranking Republican questioning the screening process that allows immigrants into the United States.<p>The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled …

Dreamliners may fly again, but not from Tokyo to Silicon Valley

<b>Update: The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing’s proposed repair for lithium-ion batteries aboard its 787 Dreamliner, thus clearing it to fly. The jets have been grounded since January</b> after fire and smoke erupted from its lithium-ion battery packs.<p>But Boeing may lose one of the …

Aviation

Downpour slams Indiana as storm system heads for East Coast

INDIANAPOLIS/CHICAGO - The torrential rain that has brought flooding to the Chicago area afflicted neighboring Indiana on Friday, closing schools and roads in the northern and central part of the state.<p>Storms dumped more than four inches in parts of Indiana on Friday, and the National Weather …

Texas blast death toll at 14; only 1 or 2 missing

Officials say 14 bodies have been recovered. Five were firefighters and four were medics.<p>WEST, Texas — Texas authorities said Friday evening that 14 bodies had been recovered from the massive fertilizer plant explosion Wednesday night and that only one or two people remained missing.<p>Five of the …

Sen. Cornyn: Blast Site in Search and Recovery

CDC tells US doctors to watch for H7N9 bird flu from China

A recent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza (bird flu) has killed at least 17 people in China since the first cases in humans were reported in late March. No cases of the H7N9 virus have yet been reported outside of that country, but in the US, precautions are being taken anyway. The US …

Prince Harry to race to South Pole alongside wounded warriors

LONDON — Prince Harry, Britain's third in line to the throne, will take part in a race to the South Pole alongside wounded British servicemen and women, he announced on Friday.<p>The 208-mile trek to the South Pole will see Britain's royal compete against teams from the United States and Commonwealth …

Prince Harry