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India's Modi gives $1.4 billion aid to Maldives amid worry over its China debt

India will give financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, the biggest aid yet to the Indian Ocean island nation that is grappling with debt from a Chinese building spree.

From cheap gadgets to 'E-Cool', Shenzhen workers recall its early days

When Japanese recruiters plucked Liu Xueqin from her provincial hometown 33 years ago to work in an electronics factory in Shenzhen, she was happy to get a well-paid job and unaware of the small role she would play in China's dramatic economic rise.

Chicago Bears lineman proposes to girlfriend after team clinches division title

By Ryan Gaydos

While the Chicago Bears were popping champagne to celebrate their first division title since 2010, another player was popping the question to his girlfriend.

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

The United States military's Africa Command says that it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 extremists from the al-Shabab rebel group.

Redrawing boundaries, lawsuits cast doubt on credibility of Thai election

Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup and many hope the vote will return Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to democracy.

Invasive tick is 'here to stay,' and here's where it could spread next

By Rachael Rettner Senior Writer

An invasive tick species, new to the U.S., has already popped up in nine states, and a new study suggests that the species could spread much further.

Invasive tick is 'here to stay,' and here's where it could spread next

By Rachael Rettner Senior Writer

An invasive tick species, new to the U.S., has already popped up in nine states, and a new study suggests that the species could spread much further.

Henrik Stenson's favorite course: Muirfield

2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson has won tournaments all over the globe, so he's played on a lot of golf courses, but which was his favorite?

  • December 17th 2018 at 10:49

U.S., Canadian Executives Privately 'Spooked' About Traveling To China

By Yuki Noguchi
The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.

(Image credit: Jason Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 17th 2018 at 10:57

U.S., Canadian Executives Privately 'Spooked' About Traveling To China

By Yuki Noguchi
The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China

The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.

(Image credit: Jason Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

  • December 17th 2018 at 10:57

Kashmir locked down as Indian forces warn against protests

Kashmir locked down as Indian forces warn against protestsIndian authorities locked down parts of restive Kashmir on Monday as police fired tear gas at protesters defying a curfew to march against the shooting death of seven civilians. Separatist leaders had urged the public to march on India's military headquarters in the disputed territory, after seven people were killed and dozens wounded in army fire on Saturday. A total curfew was imposed in parts of Srinagar, the main city in Muslim-majority Kashmir, to try and curb any unrest.


  • December 17th 2018 at 10:53

German regional state to sue VW over diesel scandal - FAZ

German regional state to sue VW over diesel scandal - FAZThe German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to sue Volkswagen over the carmaker's cheating of emissions tests, newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Monday. The federal state's bodies, including police forces, purchased Volkswagen vehicles that were equipped with a device to rig diesel emissions tests and the paper quoted a state finance ministry spokeswoman as saying it was its "budgetary duty" to sue for damages. Baden-Wuerttemberg had sought to settle with VW but a deadline lapsed before a deal could be struck, the paper said.


  • December 17th 2018 at 10:52

75,000 cacti, monkeys and ivory seized in anti wildlife trafficking campaign

By robin

Some 75,000 cacti, monkeys, coral and kilos of ivory are among the items seized by Dutch officials in a major...

Indian forces lock down Kashmir city, hold leaders to stifle protests

Indian forces lock down Kashmir city, hold leaders to stifle protestsUnrest has intensified over recent weeks in the Muslim-majority region at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, and seven civilians were killed on Saturday when security forces opened fire at a protest over the killing of three militants. Separatists leaders Mohammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said they were detained as they marched toward an army headquarters in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar. Another leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was under house arrest, police said.


  • December 17th 2018 at 10:46

India's Byju's Is Said Valued at $3.6 Billion After New Funding

India's Byju's Is Said Valued at $3.6 Billion After New FundingThe company raised $540 million, which will be used to fuel an expansion into English-speaking countries, Bangalore-based Byju’s said in a statement on Monday. The new valuation puts it among the top five on CB Insights’ ranking of India startups. Byju’s has attracted millions of users in India, where there is often a lack of good teachers, helping to teach students from kindergarten to year 12 subjects including math, science and English.


  • December 17th 2018 at 10:43
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