Archeological find | China confirms oldest tomb with squatting owner

A 13,500-year-old tomb with a headless woman “squatting” inside, was confirmed as the oldest Chinese tomb where the owner was laid to rest in a certain posture. The

China-Lusophone trade up 15% in Jan, Feb

The value of trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries reached USD23.58 billion in the two months of January and February 2019, an increase of 15.6% year-

Home price growth accelerates in credit comeback

New-home price growth in China snapped a four-month weakening streak, one of the first official signs there may be a widespread recovery in the nation’s housing market.

Chinese stocks rally most in weeks as banks, telecoms lead

China stocks rallied, after the central bank’s decision to inject cash into the financial system alleviated concerns that officials would hold back on stimulus. The CSI

Winner of USD1.2 million Tiger wager was first-time sports bettor

The man who won a record-setting USD1.2 million payout for betting that Tiger Woods would win the Masters golf tournament was a first-time sports bettor who

HNA unit’s lenders play hardball after default, may seize assets

A unit of HNA Group Co. defaulted on a loan it took out less than seven months ago, the latest in a string of missed payments that

Currency | Yuan is so sleepy traders scour complex ways to profit

An increasingly dull yuan is prompting currency traders to get more creative. The currency has been flat against the dollar since late February, with a

India is said to cut trade deficit with China by USD10b

India cut its trade deficit with China by the most in more than a decade, according to people familiar with the data, as it boosted exports

Taiwan | President denounces Chinese military ‘coercion’

Chinese attempts at military coercion only strengthen Taiwan’s resolve to defend itself, the president of the self-governing island republic said yesterday. Tsai Ing-wen’s comments followed

Foxconn’s Terry Gou mulling Run for Taiwan presidency

Billionaire Foxconn founder Terry Gou said he was considering a run for Taiwan’s presidency, adding a powerful symbol of Chinese business ties to the field

Brunei wants to punish gay sex with death by stoning – can boycotts stop it?

The sultan of Brunei has been on the throne for 52 years, making him the second- longest reigning monarch in the world, after Queen Elizabeth II.

Kim Jong Un getting ready for first summit with Putin

Russia is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first summit with President Vladimir Putin, setting the stage for consultations between the long-time allies after

Philippines | Police: Four wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders arrested

Philippine police yesterday arrested four women they said were wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders who took care of their financial transactions, helped procure guns and bomb parts

Macron presides over rare unity as nation grieves Notre Dame

French citizens joined global leaders to rally behind Emmanuel Macron in the aftermath of a fire that ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the

After years of crisis, Venezuelans wonder what is ‘normal’

A normal country? At first glance, the graffiti reading “Un pais normal?” seems ambiguous in Venezuela’s frayed capital, where the government brandishes slogans like clenched fists and

This Day in History | 1984 – Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman

A police officer has been killed and ten people injured after shots were fired from the Libyan People’s Bureau in central London. WPC Yvonne Fletcher had been

Offbeat | Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely

Rugby | England warns Vunipola for defending Folau’s anti-gay post

Five months before the Rugby World Cup, England No. 8 Billy Vunipola was given a formal warning by the country’s governing body for supporting an anti-gay Instragram

Rugby League | Great Greg Inglis begins second career as coach

A day after retiring from a storied career in rugby league on the field, Greg Inglis started one yesterday on the sidelines as an assistant coach. South

Football | Guardiola: ‘I’m a failure’ in CL

Thursday, 3:00am Man City v Tottenham H 1.32, D 6, A 11 Winning the Champions League twice as a coach puts Pep Guardiola in a fairly

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