Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Oct 20, 2018

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

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China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

Oct 19, 2018

China's economy slows as officials launch media blitz to revive confidence in sinking stock market

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China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct 19, 2018

China's former internet censor is standing trial over corruption allegations

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China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Oct 18, 2018

Chinese emergency services say about 6,000 people have been evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India

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Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

Oct 18, 2018

Shares sag in Asia after retreat on Wall Street, weaker Japan exports.

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Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct 17, 2018

Tesla Inc. secures land in Shanghai for first electric car factory outside the United States

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Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

Oct 17, 2018

Relatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week

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US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

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Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

Oct 17, 2018

Shanghai's Hongqiao airport is using an automated flight check-in system powered by facial recognition technology, as China pushes to integrate biometrics into daily life

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Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Oct 12, 2018

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface

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