Inflation returns to above 1 percent but deflation risk looms

  China’s consumer inflation slightly picked up in February but analysts say this is unlikely to be sustained, heightening looming deflationary risk, which will put pressure on policymakers to further ease

Beijing says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group 

Chinese officials said yesterday that members of the country’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group, which controls sections of Syria and Iraq,

Tibet | Indian police break up protest at Chinese Embassy

Indian police yesterday detained about a hundred Tibetans who were protesting outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against China’s rule in Tibet. Protesters interlocked

Myanmar | Police charge at student protesters with batons

Hundreds of riot police charged at students protesting Myanmar’s new education law yesterday, pummeling them with batons and then dragging them into trucks, bringing a quick, harsh end to a weeklong standoff. Police

South Korea | Knifed US ambassador released from hospital

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert vowed yesterday not to change his “open and friendly” approach to diplomacy, as he left a South Korean hospital after five days of treatment following a

New Zealand | Authorities investigating threat to poison baby formula

  An anonymous blackmailer threatened to poison infant formula in New Zealand to protest the country’s use of poisonous baits for pest control, and sent dairy giant Fonterra packets of milk

Bangladesh | Gov’t orders N. Korean diplomat out for smuggling gold

Bangladesh’s government has ordered a North Korean diplomat to leave the country after discovering USD1.4 million of unauthorized gold in his bag when he arrived at Dhaka’s airport, a Foreign

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN | Banned Indian rape documentary debuts in US; Streep attends

A rape documentary banned from airing in India received its U.S. premiere at a star-studded event that included actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto. The screening of “India’s Daughter” at Baruch College began Monday

Egypt | Cairo’s Mother Theresa serves children of slums

In a slum inhabited by Cairo’s legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie’s community center, where their feet

Ivory Coast | Former 1st lady gets 20 years’ jail for violence

Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a

This Day in History: 2004 Many die as bombs destroy Madrid trains

Early reports say that two bombs exploded on one intercity train as it pulled into Atocha station at 0730 local time. Blasts were also believed to have taken place on

Offbeat | California care home operators face abuse charges

Owners of a Northern California care home accused of abandoning patients in a case that garnered national attention were charged Monday with elder abuse. California Attorney General Kamala Harris charged owner

Ex-Arsenal striker Park Chu-young returning to South Korea

Former Arsenal striker Park Chu-young is returning to his native South Korea to rejoin his former team, FC Seoul, in a move that could rejuvenate his career and boost the

Tennis | Davis Cup : Reports of racism mar Argentina’s Davis Cup win over Brazil

Argentina won the decisive singles match against Brazil on Monday to close out a dramatic Davis Cup encounter marred by reports of racist taunts by spectators during the longest singles

French sports world mourns athletes who died in crash

Olympic gold medalist Camille Muffat had retired from swimming to focus on her personal life, boxer Alexis Vastine had some unfinished business after two disappointing Olympics, and the beloved sailor

Cricket | India beats Ireland by 8 wickets to top World Cup Pool B

  India beat Ireland by eight wickets at the Cricket World Cup yesterday, remaining unbeaten after five matches to clinch its place atop Pool B while stalling Ireland’s celebrated push for

World Views: Asian airlines are beginning to run out of pilots

Asia’s aviation market is booming, but the supply of pilots isn’t nearly keeping pace with the demand for flights. Airlines are already struggling with shortages in staff. Two Japanese carriers

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – edition no. 2267

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The Buzz | US: Jury weighs murder charge in buttocks-enhancement death

A jury is weighing murder charges in the death of a 20-year-old London dancer who got silicone injections at a hotel to enhance her buttocks. Defendant Padge-Victoria Windslowe says she performed

World briefs

S KOREA’s president visited injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert amid an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding man.

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