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Runaway mining train in Australia travels 90 kilometers without driver

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:44
A huge runaway train laden with iron ore had to be derailed remotely after speeding through the Australian Outback for almost an hour.The 268-car train ...

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:31
A surfer fought off a shark with his board after being bitten in the leg Wednesday on Australia’s east coast, authorities said, just days after ...

North Indian city breaks Guinness record with Diwali lamps

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:22
The northern Indian city of Ayodhya broke a Guinness World Record on Tuesday by lighting 300,150 earthen lamps and keeping them burning for at least ...

North Korea puts Kim Jong Un painting on show for first time

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:13
North Korea has displayed a portrait of Kim Jong Un in public for the first time, with analysts saying the move could herald the building ...

A real vintage: China unearths 2,000-year-old wine

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:57
Archeologists in central China on Tuesday unearthed what they believe to be a 2,000-year-old pot of wine that had been sealed and buried in a ...

A plea for poop: With jar of feces by his side, Bill Gates urges safe disposal of human waste

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:36
Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human ...

Sign of easing tensions, U.S. and China to hold top-level security talks

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:50
The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of ...

‘Miraculous’: New Zealand fisherman rescues toddler from ocean

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:45
A New Zealand fisherman has plucked a toddler from the ocean in a “miraculous” rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past.Gus Hutt ...

Security spending soars in China’s troubled Xinjiang region: report

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:26
Spending on security-related construction tripled in 2017 in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of detaining as many as 1 million ethnic ...

Chinese ‘gait recognition’ technology identifies people by how they walk

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:14
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even ...

Top U.S. diplomat to meet senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday amid denuclearization acrimony

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:00
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with the right-hand man of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday in New York to ...

Crashed Lion Air jetliner had faulty airspeed readings on final four flights: black box

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:02
The Lion Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea last week had faulty airspeed readings during its last four flights and Indonesian investigators called ...

Chinese state-backed chipmaker’s dreams of dominance face hurdle with U.S. indictment

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:02
Chinese state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. billed itself as a national leader in the tech industry. It planned to drive a ...

Xi pledges to ‘step up’ opening China’s markets as criticism grows

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:29
Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to open access to China’s economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off ...

Hours of data retrieved from crashed Lion Air flight recorder as search for victims, debris is extended

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 14:04
Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea ...

High voter turnout in independence referendum shows New Caledonians mostly against cutting ties with France

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 05:19
Voters turned out in exceptional numbers Sunday for an independence referendum in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, with early results suggesting that voters ...

Russia’s Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:49
Members of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners Saturday to defend freedom of expression as Beijing tightens its grip ...

Taipei mayor drops viral rap video in re-election bid

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:42
Faced with an increasingly tight re-election race, Taiwan’s mayor has dropped a rap video that has quickly gone viral as he calls on voters to ...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to end political crisis

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:21
Attempts to win over MP defectors intensified in Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis Saturday amid growing pressure to let the suspended parliament hold a vote on ...

Australian nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:11
An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests used her final hours in the country Saturday to call on Filipinos to ...

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