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One week after a truck loaded with radioactive material was stolen near Mexico City, authorities have put five men whom they suspect of carrying out the robbery behind bars.
According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, the suspects will be held in custody for a little more than a month as authorities continue their investigation. They were first taken for a medical checkup and tested negative for radiation poisoning, reports
Faced with weeks of protests, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called a general election for Feb. 2. The 46-year-old is attempting to stamp legitimacy on her administration after ferocious anti-government demonstrations gripped the country, claiming five lives and injuring hundreds. On Tuesday, Yingluck vowed not to resign before voting begins. "I must do my duty as caretaker prime minister according to the constitution," she…
Of all the remarkable scenes prompted by the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the most astonishing will happen inside the VIP section at his memorial service Tuesday and his funeral Sunday. The full list of foreign heads of states and royalty released by the South African government runs to 84 countries — a literal A to Z of the world — as well as several international organizations.
(PARIS) — President Francois Hollande's office says two French soldiers have died in combat in Central African Republic's capital.
The announcement Tuesday of the killings in Bangui the previous evening marks the first French troop deaths since France stepped up its deployment in the violence-marred country after the United Nations Security Council authorized a more muscular international military presence there last week.
China's Communist Party has warned local officials to keep their budgets balanced or kiss their career ambitions goodbye.
A party memo, published by the state-run Xinhua news agency, informed public officials that a new measure of success, government indebtedness, would supplant the old measure, economic growth. Promotions will go to the fiscal hawks and demotions to the spendthrifts.
Because it depends on economy of expression, sign language is often far from subtle. Many evolve by matching terms and expressions with simple visual indicators tied to popularly held beliefs.
Like the fact that Americans are nuts.
According to an article by the South China Morning Post, Cantonese sign language, used across Southern China and Hong Kong, refers to nationalities this way:
Public approval of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped sharply ever since he championed a controversial bill on state secrets.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Abe's normally high approval ratings, hovering around 60% during his first year in office, took a sharp and sudden 10-point dive according to a poll published on Monday. The results come on the heels of Abe's push for legislation that would expand the government's ability to define and regulate state secrets.
A stuffed wolf sold by IKEA under the name “Lufsig” has become the latest, unlikely symbol of government dissatisfaction in Hong Kong.
After a protester threw the toy at Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying on Sunday, it has become a social media sensation, and the city’s three IKEA stores have quickly sold out their supplies, Huffington Post reports.