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Hong Kong Billionaire Wong Man Li Shakes Up U.S. Furniture Market, Widens Aim At China's

Wong Man Li arrived in Hong Kong from Fujian Province in 1980 at age 15 and took a job for less than $4 a day as a factory worker. In the next dozen years he rose to manager in electronics and textile plants, a decent station for such a young man, allowing him even to buy a spare flat in one of the …

Canadian traveler is first killed by H5N1 bird flu in North America

A Canadian who died after traveling home from Beijing was infected with H5N1 bird flu — the first reported death in North America from the virus, which has been slowly spreading and worrying health experts for more than a decade.<p>The virus rarely passes person to person, but health officials said …

McCain Lays Al-Qaida Surge In Iraq At Obama's Feet

Forces allied with al-Qaida are battling to retake two major cities in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province: Ramadi, the capital of the province, and Fallujah, the city where U.S. troops prevailed after fighting two major battles.<p>There have been no American forces in Iraq since 2011, when …

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? Here's some news that might help take your mind off this week's deep freeze. It could even give you an excuse to hang around outside Thursday.<p>An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute …

Families of murdered former Miss Venezuela and British ex-husband call for action

President Nicolas Maduro calls a meeting of mayors and governors to draw an emergency anti-crime plan after the couple were murdered in front of their five-year-old daughter<p>Friends and family of the former Miss Venezuela and her British ex-husband killed in a hijacking have said they hoped their …

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Greece begins EU presidency by saying austerity policies are intolerable

Greece kicked off six months in charge of the European Union on Wednesday declaring that the imposition of austerity, spending cuts and fiscal policy by Berlin and Brussels could no longer be tolerated.<p>Coinciding with a growing backlash across the EU against the austerity policies mainly scripted …

13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013

While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of …

What is a "Riparian Buffer Zone" and Why is it Important?

A riparian zone is the area of land directly adjacent to a waterway (stream, river, or wetlands). Where these margin areas are healthy, they are …

Environmental Audit Committee launch inquiry on invasive species

The Environmental Audit Committee is launching a new inquiry on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien …

Brain dead girl Jahi McMath released to coroner, mother: hospital

The body of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications from routine tonsil surgery, has been released to her mother by coroners, the hospital that had been treating her said in a statement Sunday.<p>The Eighth-grader was released to the coroner who …

Gaseous planet with same mass as Earth is discovered by scientists

Earth's gassy 'twin' has been discovered in another solar system 200 light years away.<p>The planet, known as KOI-314c, weighs the same as Earth but is 60% larger, leading scientists to suspect it has a thick gaseous atmosphere.<p>It orbits a dim red dwarf star at such a close distance that temperatures …

U.S. Congressman, North Korean Exiles Ask Rodman to Call Off Pyongyang Game

New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel condemned former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s upcoming basketball match in North Korea as “bizarre and grotesque,” …

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BP Sold $38bn in Assets to Pay for 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP has revealed in its latest financial results that it sold $38bn worth of assets to pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill which resulted in one …

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …

Reports Of Military Sexual Assault Have Shot Up By More Than 50%

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing investigating the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military.<p>AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — …

Iraq security forces arrest MP in deadly raid

The Iraqi army has begun moving tanks and security personnel into western al-Anbar province to stop anti-government protests, after Iraqi security forces arrested Ahmed al-Alwani, a prominent Iraqi MP, during a raid on his home in Ramadi.<p>At least six people, including Alwani’s brother and guards, …

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Associated Press News

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

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North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

China safely lands rover on the moon

BEIJING — State media say China has safely carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.<p>State television showed pictures of the moon's surface as the Chang'e 3 lander touched down Saturday evening.<p>The lander carries a moon rover called "Jade Rabbit" …

Mandela's family thanks nation and world for support

Nelson Mandela's family express "heartfelt gratitude to South Africa and the world" for support over long period of illness<p>Nelson Mandela's family has spoken for the first time about their “grave sadness” over his death, saying they drew comfort from the knowledge “that our pain and sorrow is …

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