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If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

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Business (Canada)

S Africa says Mandela's condition 'improved'

The condition of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government has said, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia.<p>"Former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

Finance

U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …