Mozambique | Launch of natural gas projects in the Rovuma basin approved

The government of Mozambique has approved the start of natural gas liquefaction projects for the gas that will be extracted in the Rovuma basin, Cabo Delgado province, according to a

Angola | Mining companies will be exempt from customs duty

Cassoma met with mining operators to identify the products that should be exempt and receive tax benefits so that, through a government decree, the list of goods without customs charges

Xinjiang | Authorities arrest 334 terrorism suspects linked to unrest

Some 115 terrorist groups were quashed and 334 suspects detained, with another 52 turning themselves in during the six months to Nov. 22, according to a report posted on the

Second deadly mine blast in 2 days kills 11

At least 11 people were killed yesterday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline

Iconic liquor maker caught in graft probe 

Kweichow Moutai Group deputy general manager Fang Guoxing is under investigation for serious violations of discipline, the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection said on its website. The term almost always refers

Hong Kong | Police vow to keep Mong Kok open as more protesters, officers arrested

Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials

Putin’s tiger ravages Heilongjiang goat farm

Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China. The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russia’s

North Korea | Kim’s sister named as senior official

North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers’ Party, strengthening analysts’ views that she is an increasingly important part of the

AFGHANISTAN | British national among 5 killed in bombing

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing at least five people, including a British security guard, officials

India | Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports said yesterday. Ranjit

OPEC MEETING | Cartel unity tested by low prices, oil glut 

OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it. Expectations

This Day in History | 1999 – Nude swordsman attacks churchgoers

A naked man wielding a 3 ft (91 cm) Samurai sword burst into St Andrew’s Roman Catholic church in Thornton Heath, Croydon, during Sunday Mass. The man indiscriminately attacked parishioners -

Offbeat | Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to

Cricket world quick to respond to death of Hughes

Players and fans across the cricket world expressed shock and sadness at the news of the death of Australian test batsman Phillip Hughes, two days after he was struck on

Champions League | Ronaldo goal lifts Real Madrid to 1-0 win at Basel

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal helped Real Madrid beat Basel 1-0 in the Champions League, and tie a club record with a 15th straight win. Ronaldo’s 71st career goal in the Champions League, in

Bizcuits | Happy Business

There are some weeks in which moments are connected by a particular theme that weaves its way across the day, through things we read and discussions we have and hear.

Cops inc. Latina America

* Movies: The Imitation Game *Books: Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left by Mark C Taylor * Music: Rock or Bust by AC/DC * Wine: The Wildness

Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker

Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had “The Theory of Everything,”

Hurtling towards disaster – the modern addiction to speed

Speed,” it seemed to Aldous Huxley, “provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.” In “Speed Limits,” however, modernity’s apotheosis of speed has more to do with pain than pleasure. An ever-quickening pace

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