Hundred of thousands of Russians braved
freezing temperatures to plunge into lakes and rivers yesterday, a
wintry tradition observed during the Orthodox celebration of Epiphany.
Updated: 2017-01-20 10:32
People wait at Amsterdam’s central station yesterday, after an
electricity outage in much of the Netherlands city and surrounding areas
hit trains, trams and metros.
Updated: 2017-01-18 14:01
Electronic waste is rising sharply
across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to
buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human
health and the environment, according to a UN study released yesterday.
Updated: 2017-01-16 11:45
Mcdonald's Corp has agreed to sell the
bulk of its Chinese mainland and Hong Kong business to conglomerate
CITIC and US private equity firm Carlyle Group for up to US$2.08
billion, seeking to expand rapidly without using much of its own
Updated: 2017-01-10 11:19
A US veteran of the Iraq war accused of
shooting five people dead and wounding six others at a Florida airport
has been charged with federal crimes that could carry the death penalty.
Updated: 2017-01-09 11:38