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Nissan crisis deepens as 'charges loom' over Ghosn case

The crisis at Nissan deepened Wednesday as it emerged the Japanese car giant could itself face charges over the alleged financial misconduct that led to the stunning arrest of its chairman Carlos Ghosn.


S. Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

South Korea on Wednesday announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours.


Facebook says services tripped up by server problem

Facebook said Tuesday users had trouble accessing the social network and its other applications such as Instagram for a chunk of the day due to a server software problem.


How do Venezuelans survive rising murder rate?

As if coping with constant food and medicine shortages were not enough for crisis-weary Venezuelans, many live in constant fear in a country where three people die violently every hour.


Giant Damien Hirst uterus sculptures catch eye at Qatar hospital

Fourteen giant bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst graphically charting the moment of conception to birth greet patients arriving at an $8-billion hospital in Gulf state Qatar.


China expands ban on waste imports

China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday, almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their rubbish to the Asian giant.


California wildfire toll rises to 77

The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said.


Indonesia's vigilante mobs deliver brutal 'justice'

It was just after dawn prayers when the caretaker at a Jakarta mosque noticed a man stealing from the donation box, prompting a furious mob to beat him to death -- for taking the equivalent of $130.


Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

In Pakistan's bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster.


Climate change makes storms worse: study

Climate change is increasing the amount of rain that hurricanes produce, and as warming picks up storms will become increasingly wetter and windier, according to new research.


 

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