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Australia wins landmark tobacco packaging case

[2017-05-06 07:35]

GENEVA - A landmark Australian law on restrictive tobacco packaging has been upheld at the World Trade Organization after a five-year legal battle, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday.

Abe unveils plan to revise Constitution

[2017-05-04 07:46]

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he hopes to see a revised Constitution go into effect in 2020 under a plan that will see the first change to the postwar charter.

BOJ governor: AIIB positive for infrastructure development in Asia

[2017-05-04 07:46]

TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said this week that the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is playing a positive role in the development of infrastructure in the region.

NSA kept collecting phone records

[2017-05-04 07:46]

WASHINGTON - The US National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of US citizens' phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top US intelligence officer.

US climatologist receives China's top honor

[2017-05-04 07:46]

WASHINGTON - John Kutzbach, a US climatologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Tuesday received China's top science honor for foreigners, the International Science and Technological Cooperation Award.


[2017-05-04 07:46]

Hidden gem offers Big Apple retreat

[2017-05-04 07:45]

NEW YORK - Located behind a row of cottages in Snug Harbor and regarded as a hidden gem in New York's Staten Island, the Chinese Scholar's Garden offers a pleasant surprise to visitors.

Sick kids to name police puppies

[2017-05-04 07:45]

SYDNEY - The Dog Unit of Australia's New South Wales Police Force on Wednesday announced that seven new police puppies will be named by sick children before joining the fight on crime.

Gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams as hundreds try their luck

[2017-05-04 07:45]

NIAMEY, Niger - Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

Morocco fights to save threatened iconic monkey

[2017-05-04 07:45]

CHEFCHAOUEN, Morocco - "If nothing is done, this species will disappear within 10 years," warns a poster on Ahmed Harrad's aging 4x4 showing Morocco's famed Barbary macaque monkey.

Conservation call on first World Tuna Day

[2017-05-04 07:45]

NEW YORK - The United Nations marked the first World Tuna Day on Tuesday with calls to conserve one of the globe's most popular fish to be caught and eaten.

Australian leader embarks on US trip to mend relations

[2017-05-04 07:45]

CANBERRA, Australia - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was scheduled to depart on a whirlwind trip to the United States on Wednesday, during which he will meet with US President Donald Trump for the first time since Trump took office.

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