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China has a hidden "debt iceberg" says Standard and Poor's

NEW YORK, New York - Standard and Poor’s 500 has downgraded China’s sovereign debt rating, citing concerns over off-balance-sheet debt ...


Kicking it With a Champion: Uyghur Athlete Dominates World Kickboxing

A young Uyghur athlete is taking the world of international kickboxing by storm, having recently won four world championships competing ...


Death Of Regional 'Sheriff' Leaves Security Vacuum In Afghanistan

General Abdul Raziq, known to sport traditional garb and a mischievous smile, was nominally the police chief of the southern ...


Water Experts Question World Bank's Role in Laos Dam

BANGKOK - A panel of water experts have warned that the World Bank's promotion of a major dam in Laos, ...


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Saudi State TV claims Khashoggi 'died after fight'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - After 17 long days, Saudi Arabia has finally offered clarity on the fate of its veteran ...

India's Punjab declares mourning as train incident kills 60

PUNJAB, India - In a shocking incident, a speeding commuter train in India's northern state of Punjab mowed down a ...

Independent, international probe into Khashoggi called for

NEW YORK, New York - The United States says it will wait a few more days before outlining its response ...

Israel announces zero-tolerance policy on Gazans

GAZA CITY, Palestinian territories – A new Gaza War could be looming as a Cairo-led mediation on a ceasefire is ...

Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor in heated clash

WASHINGTON DC - Two of the U.S. president's most trusted advisors, had a huge row in the White House Oval ...

Putin: ISIS has taken hundreds of people hostage in Syria

MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a revelation related to the ongoing war in Syria, that ...

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The terrain of transformation

The terrain of transformation As a key concept of social theory, the civil society has remained a Western construct for ...

Old battles, new tactics

Old battles, new tactics One step forward, two steps back. That's how one can sum up the endless saga of ...

Lessons from the by-polls

Lessons from the by-polls The by-polls held on October 14 were not about making or breaking the government, wreaking havoc ...

Not much lost yet

Not much lost yet The tremors from the by-polls may have been mild but should have registered on the PTI's ...

Homeless in the US

Homeless in the US When San Diego resident Gerald Stark's rent increased and he couldn't afford another apartment, the retired ...

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Proliferating health apps largely unpoliced

The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even ...


Chinese gross domestic product less than expected

BEIJING, China - The economy of the biggest populated country in the world reported on Friday that its economy is ...


Demand for U.S. stocks diminish

NEW YORK, New York – Stocks were easier on Wall Street Thursday as investors continued to fret about trade tariffs, ...


Shareholders back removal of Zuckerberg as Facebook chairman

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Arguing that the Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had mishandled several high-profile scandals, several public funds ...


Wall Street has quiet day on interest rate concerns

NEW YORK, New York – U.S. sticks dipped on Wednesday, as each of the major indices gave back a small ...


U.S. digital currency exchange Coinbase opens Dublin office

DUBLIN, Ireland - Set up in San Francisco in 2012, the leading U.S. digital currency exchange Coinbase has revealed its ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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