China May Waste $490 Billion on Unneeded Coal Plants: Study

China risks wasting $490 billion by building more coal power plants than it needs as slower power demand growth and less polluting energy sources squeeze coal generation out of the power mix, according to a study from an environmental think tank.

WA prison to get $15k for every female prisoner who does not return

In an Australian first, a private firm will be paid a bonus by the West Australian Government for every woman who does not return to jail two years after leaving.

Blue passport holders face stricter UAE visa regime

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has toughened its visa policy for Pakistanis, particularly for those holding official and diplomatic passports.

One Family. Six Decades. Myriad Views of Fidel Castro’s Revolution.

HAVANA — When Fidel Castro rode victoriously into Havana on Jan. 8, 1959, Juan Montes Torre rushed into the streets to cheer.

Antiseptic used in WWI could hold key to treating superbugs

Antiseptic used in WWI could hold key to treating superbugs, viral infections, Melbourne researchers say

Philippine police detonate suspicious package near U.S. embassy

There was no damage from the controlled detonation, Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel said, although the incident created a traffic jam in the area.

China approves $36 billion railway plan for Jing-Jin-Ji megacity

SHANGHAI China has approved a 247 billion yuan ($36 billion) railway plan to improve transport links between the capital Beijing, the port city of Tianjin, and the neighboring province of Hebei, part of plans to integrate the three areas into a mega-city.

Newly Discovered Ice On Mars Contains As Much Water As Lake Superior

Future astronauts might have all the water they need already waiting for them on Mars.

China detains nine for collapsed power plant disaster that killed 74

The accident happened on Thursday morning in Fengcheng, in Jiangxi province, during work on a cooling tower for a coal-fired power plant.

Helicopter crashes in Iran, killing five: official

TEHRAN: Five people on board an Iranian helicopter were killed when it crashed into the Caspian Sea on Sunday, state television reported.

Samsung Electronics to consider split – Seoul Economic Daily

A split would allow the heirs of the founding Lee family to strengthen their grip on the global smartphone leader, the crown jewel of the Samsung Group business empire.

Bank of England prepares to protect City firms from hard Brexit

The Bank of England is pushing ahead with plans for transitional arrangements after Brexit negotiations in an attempt to protect financial institutions from a cliff edge deal that could undermine their stability.

China detains nine for collapsed power plant disaster that killed 74

The accident happened on Thursday morning in Fengcheng, in Jiangxi province, during work on a cooling tower for a coal-fired power plant.

China Freezes Bilateral Diplomacy With Mongolia Over Dalai Lama Visit

Diplomatic ties between Mongolia and China are set for a freeze.

Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide signs of domestic violence

Women in Morocco have reacted in horror after a programme on state television demonstrated how they could use makeup to cover up evidence of domestic violence.

Iran Helicopter Crash: Oil Rig Chopper Crashes Into Caspian Sea, Killing 5

An Iranian helicopter carrying five people crashed into the Caspian Sea early Sunday, killing all aboard, according to reports.

Income inequality up in Spain despite recent economic growth

Inequality is one of the biggest consequences of the economic crisis in Spain.

Syrian civilians flood into government-controlled territory in Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Syrian civilians are fleeing into portions of Aleppo newly controlled by government-backed forces.