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  • Taliban attacks housing complex for foreigners in Afghanistan

    Four Taliban militants attacked a heavily fortified housing complex for foreigners in eastern Kabul on Wednesday before being killed by security forces, Afghan authorities said. There were no initial reports of casualties among civilians and military...
  • Province near Beijing aims to move polluting factories overseas

    Notoriously smoggy Beijing got a breath of fresh air during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last week thanks in part to factory closures in neighboring Hebei province. Now, a new plan announced by the local government might help make those...
  • Cyclones rather than pirates threaten global racers

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Pirates are no longer a major threat for Volvo Ocean Race sailors as they set out for Leg Two from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday but cyclone season in the Indian Ocean ensured that another rough ride is guaranteed over the next...
  • Hong Kong protesters, facing divisions, wait for police to act

    HONG KONG They captured the world's attention and defied skeptics who doubted they could stand up to Beijing for long. Now, after 52 days, the students and other pro-democracy protesters who have occupied Hong Kong streets can't seem to agree how to...
  • Taliban suicide bombers die in attack on international zone in Kabul

    KABUL (Reuters) - Four Afghan Taliban suicide bombers died when a group of the militants tried to storm an international zone in Kabul on Wednesday in the latest high-profile assault aimed at foreign targets in Afghanistan. The attackers tried to break...
  • Early signs of a floor under China's sinking property market

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Even as China's home prices suffered their biggest annual fall in nearly four years in October, there are early indications the worst might have passed as property sales, investment and construction all show some signs of recovery....
  • Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.     Over the next dozen years he watched in...
  • China: Rubio's invitation to presidency

    The climate-change treaty with China will define President Obama, and perhaps U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The president will soon reveal his skill in solving a global dilemma, while Rubio is positioned to counter his rival for the Republican nomination, Rand...
  • Congress should allow fast-track trade authority: Their Take

    Fast-track trade [Last] week's pledges by U.S. and Chinese leaders to cut carbon emissions overshadowed a meeting of the minds on trade that could pay dividends more quickly. They include an agreement on tariffs for high-tech goods that could boost...
  • Exclusive: Iran uses China bank to transfer funds to Quds-linked companies – report

    NEW YORK/LONDON/SHENZHEN (Reuters) - There is no trace of Shenzhen Lanhao Days Electronic Technology Co Ltd at its listed address in the beige and pink-tiled "Fragrant Villa" apartment complex in this southern Chinese city. The building's managers say...
  • Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chances

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president and the military's political power...