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2 dead, several hurt in shooting at US Wal-Mart

Two people died and several more were injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store, police said.    Deputy Police Chief Mike Ferguson would not say if the gunman was arrested, at large or among the dead, but said he believed there was no further risk to the public...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:58

Foreigners find it more fun in the Philippines, until they cross the streets

They say the mark of a truly mature motorist is how he or she treats the non-motorized individuals who share the road with him or her. And mature motorists aren’t necessarily a result of any economic...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:27

Dark side to coastal paradise

Satun, known for its stunning cluster of islands in the Andaman Sea, has been used by human smugglers as a way station en route to Malaysia.Cainan Lungsamah, a local official in southern Satun province, shifts uneasily in his seat.One of Satun’s most influential businessmen and former top...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:27

Death camp found close to Thai village

Ban Taloh is the kind of place where strangers easily stick out.Its most prominent landmark is a one-story mosque at a quiet junction. Locals make a living tapping rubber and gather by a roadside tea ...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:27

Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S.     The deal comes a month after Comcast walked away from a bid for Time Warner Cable after intense...

Updated : 2015.05.26 20:18

[Newsmaker] Duda: Heir apparent to Kaczynski twins

WARSAW ― Andrzej Duda, the 43-year-old conservative MEP and lawyer who won Poland’s cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday, has strong ties to the powerful Kaczynski twins.The devout Catholic w...

Updated : 2015.05.25 19:57

Japanese historians call for halt in distorting wartime sex slaves

A group of 16 Japanese associations on history and education on Monday called for a halt in distorting the issue of Tokyo's wartime sex slavery.They said that historical records and research proved the existence of comfort women, referring to Korean and other women who were forced into sex...

Updated : 2015.05.25 18:36

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in US car crash

Nobel Prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife in a New Jersey car crash.Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were riding in a ...

Updated : 2015.05.25 10:42

U.N. chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats. Ban said he has been d...

Updated : 2015.05.23 15:56

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she ha...

Updated : 2015.05.23 11:37

Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.She described the U.S. economy as “well positioned for continued growth,” b...

Updated : 2015.05.23 11:36

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that is to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.  Beijing‘s proposal for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank attracted unexpected widespread support from Wes...

Updated : 2015.05.22 20:47

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday.The US State Department informed Congress of the proposed arms sales to two  alli...

Updated : 2015.05.21 20:47

South African Minister Nene ‘very concerned’ by forex probe

South Africa’s finance minister said he’s worried a probe into foreign currency manipulation may expose risks in the banking system, as government officials prepare to meet the central bank to discuss the investigation.“We are very concerned,” Nhlanhla Nene said in an interview at a me...

Updated : 2015.05.21 20:43

Elbit expands cybersecurity business with $158m deal

Israel’s biggest publicly traded defense company, Elbit Systems Ltd., bought a cybersecurity business three days after its chief executive officer said that industry has become a priority.Elbit agreed to pay Nice Systems Ltd. as much as about $158 million for its cyber solutions and intel...

Updated : 2015.05.21 20:36