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Head of China's statistics bureau investigated for corruption

The head of China’s statistics bureau is being investigated for corruption, the country’s watchdog said on Tuesday.<p>“Wang Baoan is suspected of severe disciplinary violations, he is currently under investigation,” the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a one-line statement on its …

Corruption

Kerry presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Wednesday for China to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear activities and decrease …

China

Houston prosecutor has angered anti-abortion groups before

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Houston prosecutor handling the only criminal case to date over stealth video of Planned Parenthood clinics around the U.S. …

Planned Parenthood

In Italy, same-sex civil union debate going to lawmakers

When the Italian government attempted to introduce same-sex unions in 2007, local documentary maker Gustav Hofer was on hand to film the political effort behind the bill as it stuttered and died in the face of stiff Catholic opposition.<p>Now, nine years later, as the Italian Senate prepares to debate …

LGBTQI

Japan Will Not Join War Against ISIS for 'Foreseeable Future'

Japan will not join in any military action against the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on …

Six Dead, at Least 64 Injured, Several Missing in NYC Building Explosion

Six people were killed and at least 64 were injured when a suspected gas explosion tore through a building in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

NYC Building Explosion 3.12.14 In Pictures

Trash & Diamond, Beijing

Last spring, Fang Fang (who studied graphic design and advertising before working as an Art Director for brands including Apple China and Mini) left her prestigious job and partnered with her friend Lin to open the first real second-hand store in Beijing: Trash & Diamond. Fang Fang’s love for old …

Small Spaces

'There are no answers': Days later, no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

What made Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go off the grid? Where is it now? And could two stolen passports be the key to unraveling what happened?<p>Questions such as these were more common than answers Monday as searchers kept looking for the Boeing 777 that vanished without a trace three days ago.<p>As …

5 Stylish Ideas For A Parisian-Themed Spring Wedding

After it was announced yesterday that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding date is May 24 in Paris, we thought that there's nothing quite as …

Marigay McKee's To-Do List

Saks president Marigay McKee explores New York, her new home.<p>Saks president Marigay McKee explores New York, her new home.

Getty Gives Bloggers Free Access To 35 Million Images

Aware that its pictures are being widely used without payment, Getty Images has taken the unusual step of making millions of them free for non-commercial use.<p>Using a new embed tool, users can from today drop an image into their blog or social media feed, where it appears with a footer crediting …

Effortless Oven-Baked Espresso, Cocoa, and Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I've never understood why people don't grill year-round; I love to. But this year, Chicago has been struck with a particularly unpleasant winter. I literally can't make it out to my snow-mounded Weber right now. Fortunately, these ribs offer the next …

Inspiring Story of How a Young Woman with Muscular Dystrophy Became a Model

Fashion design brand Diesel recently held a casting call for models and fashion blogger Jillian Mercado, a young woman who has spastic muscular dystrophy, decided to apply. To her pleasant surprise, she booked the job and is now one of twenty-three models featured in Diesel's new <i>#DieselReboot</i> ad …

Avant-garde