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Hong Kong officials to visit Beijing for talks over bookseller

A senior Hong Kong delegation will head to Beijing for talks following explosive revelations by a bookseller who said he was detained for eight months on the mainland, the city’s leader said Monday. Lam Wing-kee, 61, has said he was seized after crossing the border into the southern Chinese city […]

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Saudi-funded mosque opens in Nice after long struggle

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi received on April 25, 2016 the authorisation from the Municipal Council to sue Alpes-Maritimes Prefect Adolphe Colrat, in an arm wrestling with the French State to avoid the opening of the mosque financed by Saudi Arabia (AFP Photo/Valery Hache) Nice (France) (AFP) – A Saudi-funded mosque […]


Most of the world’s millionaires live in Asia

Last year the Asia-Pacific region overtook North America for the first time as home of the largest number of super-rich, according to the World Wealth Report from consulting group Capgemini. There are 5.1 million people in the Asia-Pacific region worth more than a million dollars, and they now control more […]

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North Korea test-fires Musudan ballistic missiles

North Korea has conducted back-to-back tests of a mid-range ballistic missile from its eastern coast, South Korean officials say. One test of the powerful Musudan intermediate-range missile made considerable improvements in flight distance and altitude over previous failed launches, but still fell well short of the missile’s projected range. Wednesday’s […]


Alibaba’s Jack Ma: Fake goods often better than originals

Beijing (AFP) – China’s unbranded goods are often better than the branded originals they imitate, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Jack Ma has said, posing an additional challenge to the battle against sales of counterfeits. “The problem is that the fake products today, they make better quality, better price than […]

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Japan :Anti-US base demonstrators march on Tokyo

Japan : Japanese protesters on Sunday demonstrated against the heavy US military presence on the island of Okinawa, as tensions run high after a base employee was arrested following the rape and murder of a local woman. Some 100 people marched through the streets of downtown Tokyo, with many of […]


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Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido

Yamato Tanooka :  A boy missing in remote woods in Japan since Saturday after being left alone by his parents as a punishment has been found alive and well. Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found in military barracks near Shikabe in northern Hokkaido, just a few kilometres from where he was […]