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Teen trio charged with theft

Raids net $500k in drugs

Police ask for help to find shooters

How this lost man survived for 28 days

Wet weather to continue this week

Radical plan to get cops out bush

Why the royal baby's name had to be George rather than James

What's in a name? asks Shakespeare's Juliet. The answer is, a lot: tradition, emulation, family expectation. Our present Queen Elizabeth II (named without a thought that she would ever reign) has benefited hugely from having the same name as the most glorious and personally resourceful of all our …

Wars of the Roses Part 2: Should Richard III be buried in Leicester or York?

<b>His death ended the War of the Roses, but now a new battle has started over where King Richard III should be reburied.</b><p>Relatives of the last king of …

Associated Press News

Archaeologists say might have found England's King Alfred the Great | Reuters

WINCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A team of archaeologists said on Friday they believed they might have found part of the remains of ninth-century monarch King Alfred the Great, one of the best-known figures from early English history.<p>Three headstones mark the spot of the former Hyde Abbey, where a …

Sea Kayaking the Big Bend

Want to paddle an easy-to-follow, warm-water and -weather water trail? Head to Florida, a state that pioneered the United States' water trail concept …

Kayaking

Phil Mickelson Intentionally Hit a Ball Backwards That Ended Up on the Green

Just in case you needed a reminder that Phil Mickelson is <i>way</i> better at golf than you, here's a video of him at The Open Championship playing a tough angle and high wind speeds to land his ball a few feet from the cup.<p>While this all may seem unnecessary, remember 1) how awesome it looks and 2) the …

In China, 25 Million People Use Only Their Cell Phones to Read Books

<i>Mobile reading may revive entire genres of literature, such as mid-length novels and poems, which have fallen out of favor.</i><p>Reuters<p>On vacation in China earlier this month, I stopped by Shanghai's seven-story downtown "Book City," bustling with activity on a weekday afternoon that, as a publisher, I …

No wonder China is worried about Android—the NSA helped write its source code

Google’s Android smartphone operating system uses source code contributed by the US National Security Agency. Especially in the post-Edward Snowden era, that’s a red flag for Beijing, and helps to explains why China has been so eager to encourage the growth of non-Android smartphones within its …

Mobile Devices

Chinese To Spend Billions On American Real Estate

Wealthy Chinese with a few million yuan to burn will spend billions on U.S. real estate in the years ahead, according to a report released Wednesday by CB Richard Ellis, a large global real estate firm.<p>The United States is the country of choice for China buyers. Canada and Australia come in next at …

China's 'Leftover Women' Desperate to Find Mr. Right

Joy Chen is a superstar in China, the champion of young women known as "leftovers" -- those who are still single in their mid-20s and scorned by …

Who Will Take Care of China's 'Left Behind Children'?

While their parents work in faraway cities, the country's rural youth are often neglected. What can be done to help them?<p>As reports of sexual assault and even murder of children have triggered public debate in China, the safety of the country's youth has become a recurring issue. A July 4 incident …

The great firewall of China gets metaphorical

Two years ago, when it was discovered that a US intelligence agency was pouring millions of dollars into a research project on "metaphor", some …

China opens city-sized shopping mall, with fake sun

The international tallest building arms race has been dominated by Dubai, with its Burj Khalifa, for several years, but China has upped the ante by unveiling what it calls the world's largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center building opened recently in Chengu, a city of more than 14 million …

Bank of China

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Hong Kong