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China to Build $12 Billion Railway in Nigeria

China to Build $12 Billion Railway in Nigeria

China, the world’s second largest economy, is planning to build a railway system that would stretch for more than 850 miles along Nigeria, Chinese officials announced on Thursday. 00    Read More »

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for ‘Abenomics’ with snap poll

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for ‘Abenomics’ with snap poll

(Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession. 00    Read More »

Gay ‘hook-up’ app gets big investment in China

Gay ‘hook-up’ app gets big investment in China

(BBC) – A “hook-up” app for gay men in China has secured $30m (£19m) funding from venture capitalists DCM. 00    Read More »

Sadashiv Amrapurkar: Bollywood actor dies

Sadashiv Amrapurkar: Bollywood actor dies

(BBC) – Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who made his name playing villainous characters in Bollywood films, has died aged 64. 00    Read More »

Hong Kong protests: Mong Kok camp retaken from police

Hong Kong protests: Mong Kok camp retaken from police

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have retaken streets in the Mong Kok district cleared by the authorities just a few hours earlier. 00    Read More »

Visions of Earth Japanese Macaques

Visions of Earth Japanese Macaques

Visions of Earth Japanese macaques Each month, National Geographic magazine features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth. Browse through visions of the world as seen through a photographer’s eye. Japan -Jigokudani-“hell valley”-Monkey Park is… 00    Read More »

Five Afghan men executed for rape

Five Afghan men executed for rape

(BBC) – Five Afghan men have been executed for gang-raping four women, in a case that has sparked national outrage. 00    Read More »

Hong Kong democracy protests fade, face test of stamina

Hong Kong democracy protests fade, face test of stamina

(Reuters) – Pro-democracy protests in Chinese-controlled Hong Kong subsided on Monday as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience. 00    Read More »

MH370 search resumes in Indian Ocean

MH370 search resumes in Indian Ocean

(BBC) – The next phase of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has begun in the southern Indian Ocean. 00    Read More »

Hong Kong government vows to clear streets

Hong Kong government vows to clear streets

A Monday deadline for protesters to clear Hong Kong’s barricaded streets loomed as the territory’s Beijing-backed leader claimed the disorder risked “serious consequences” for public safety. 00    Read More »

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