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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When the sun comes up in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue sky - and factory bosses hope they can get through it without blanket closures. During previous big events in a capital long plagued by festering pollution, the...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s new home prices grew at their weakest pace in nearly a year in August as a cooling economy and existing curbs on speculative buying put a dent on overall demand. Wary of property bubbles, Chinese regulators have vowed to refrain from stimulating the real estate sector as they roll out...
A Spanish court has rejected an extradition request for Venezuela's former intelligence chief General Hugo Carvajal. The US sought his extradition, accusing him of drug trafficking offences. He turned against the government of President Nicolás Maduro in February and backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's leader. Mr...
Couples in the US state of Virginia will no longer have to declare their race in order to get a marriage certificate, its attorney-general says. Mark Herring issued new legal guidance after three couples filed a lawsuit calling the statute "unconstitutional" and "reflective of a racist past". Some options on forms...
When a young woman was admitted to Al Hussein hospital with a fractured spine and bruises on her body and face, doctors began to treat yet another case of traumatic injury. Everyone here was used to young patients arriving with devastating wounds. The hospital is located close to the Palestinian city...
Ric Ocasek, lead singer of 1980s US band The Cars, has died aged 74. He was pronounced dead at home in Manhattan after family called to report he was unresponsive, New York Police Department said. The cause of death remains unconfirmed. The Cars helped kick-start the new wave movement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flatly denied a report that his country was spying on the US. A Politico article cites three former senior US officials who say Israel was likely to be behind surveillance devices found near the White House. But a statement from Mr Netanyahu's office said this...
Relatives of a Palestinian woman whose death was labelled an honour killing by activists have been charged with her murder. Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was beaten to death by three relatives, the West Bank's chief prosecutor alleges. She suffered "severe respiratory failure" due to complications from injuries caused by "torture and abuse"...
The remains of a man who went missing two decades ago in Florida have been found in a submerged car visible on Google Maps. William Moldt, was reported missing from Lantana, Florida, on 7 November 1997. He failed to return home from a night out at a club when he was...
A doctor accused of failing to verify consent before performing euthanasia on a dementia patient has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Dutch court. The 74-year-old patient, who died in 2016, had expressed a wish to be euthanised but also indicated that she wanted to determine the right time. Judges...

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