Fox looks to bring ‘Ice Age’ characters to China theme park rush

21st Century Fox Inc. is seeking Chinese sites for amusement parks featuring themes from “Ice Age,” “Alien” and “The Simpsons,” as entertainment companies rush to build vacation spots for the

Corporate Bits | Ring in the year of the goat with gourmet and delicacies at Wynn Macau

For casual Chinese dining, Red 8 will serve traditional Chinese New Year soup and a variety of northern and southern festive dishes. Known for its specialty dishes from the Northern

Angola faces additional difficulties in paying public debt

In an essay on the negative effects of lower oil prices in sub-Saharan African countries, among which is the second largest producer of this region, Angola, analysts at the Brookings

Mozambique | Sena railroad reopens to traffic

The Sena Railroad, connecting the coal town of Moatize, in Mozambique’s Tete province to the port of Beira, in Sofala, was reopened to traffic Saturday after four days off due

Volvo to sell Chinese-made cars in US

Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, said yesterday it will export cars made in China to the United States, a step forward for Beijing’s ambitions to extend the global reach

China auto sales slow in 2014 but reach 19.7 mln vehicles

Growth in auto sales in China, the biggest market by number of vehicles sold, slowed last year but reached 19.7 million vehicles as domestic brands lost more market share to

Cambodia | China-developed biggest hydropower project begins operation

Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam began operating yesterday as Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the Chinese-built project to help supply electricity for underserved villages and factories. He was joined by the Chinese

Police arrests dozens for selling pork from diseased pigs

Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country’s latest food safety scandal. More than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork

Xinjiang | 6 attackers killed by police in latest strike of violence

Chinese police shot and killed six would-be bombers yesterday in the latest violence to strike the restive far northwestern region of Xinjiang, a local government spokesman and official website said. Police

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy tycoon’s home, business attacked

  Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt. Surveillance video showed a car backing

Flight 8501 | Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve one of them

  Divers retrieved one black box yesterday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused

Pakistan | School reopens after Taliban massacre of students

  Pakistani children returned yesterday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance

Terrorism | Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

  The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling

Terrorism | Amid hunt for attack accomplices, France deploys 10K troops

  France yesterday ordered 10,000 troops into the streets to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed and terror, amid the hunt for accomplices to the attacks that left 17

Russia urges West to restore anti-terror cooperation

Russia's foreign minister says terror attacks in France have highlighted the need to restore anti-terror cooperation between Moscow and the West. Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that such cooperation, which the West

Vatican | Pope: Fundamentalist terrorism result of ‘deviant religion’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says he thinks the United States had too low a profile at a solidarity march yesterday in support of the French people after the terrorist attack

This Day in History: 2004 Serial killer Shipman found hanged

He was found hanging by a bed sheet strung around the bars of his cell at Wakefield Prison at 0620 GMT. Prison staff tried to revive him but he was

Offbeat | SpaceX supply ship arrives at space station with groceries

A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has finally arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX company’s supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting lab yesterday, two

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