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Typhoon Winds Hit Shanghai Disrupting Flights And Shipping

BEIJING – Typhoon Ampil hit Chinese financial hub Shanghai around midday on Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and disrupting transport and shipping. More than 600...

Storm Son Tinh Kills 20 Leaves 16 Missing In Vietnam

HANOI – Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country’s rescue committee said on Saturday. Floods...

Caracas Dying Botanical Garden Highlights Venezuelas Decay

CARACAS – Dead palm trees and a dried-up lagoon are what you see when you enter Caracas’s botanical garden. A UNESCO World Heritage site and once one of the...

Luxembourg Police Deploy Tesla Cars To Help Nab Criminals

LUXEMBOURG – Police in Luxembourg have added two Tesla electric cars to their fleet, hoping that their rapid acceleration capacity will help them nab more...

Car Share Operators Jump In As Paris Autolib Scheme Withers

PARIS – A string of private car-share operators are revving up business in Paris as the pioneering city-run Autolib scheme comes to an end and city authorities...

Audi Ceo Stadler Presses For Release From German Custody

FRANKFURT – Audi’s (NSUG.DE) suspended Chief Executive Rupert Stadler has appealed to a court to be released from custody after spending the past month in...

Venezuelan Engineers Turn Plastic Trash Into Car Parts Amid Crisis

CARACAS – Two young engineers have found an opportunity amid a collapsing economy in Venezuela – inside a garbage dump full of broken electronic hardware....

Portugal Turns To Elite Firefighters To Avoid Repeat Of Forest Fire Tragedy

POMBAL, Portugal – Forest fires in Portugal killed 114 people last year. Before any blaze starts this year, elite firefighters are getting ready to strike back....

Heatwave Blankets Japan Kills 14 People Over Long Weekend

TOKYO – An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the...

In Parched Afghanistan Drought Sharpens Water Dispute With Iran

KABUL – Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years. The 60...