Monthly Archives: October 2015

Growing up in Shanghai in the 1980s, I never thought much of the fact that most of my classmates were only children. Years later I realized that I belonged to the first generation of China’s strict one-child family planning policy, ...

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Deutsche Bank to shed 35,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank to shed 35,000 jobs

Germany’s biggest bank is taking the knife to costs after posting a massive 6 billion euro ($6.6 billion) loss in the third quarter. Deutsche Bank will cut 9,000 full time jobs and reduce the number of technology contractors it uses ...

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Calls for action on Vanuatu political crisis

Calls for action on Vanuatu political crisis

The chiefs and churches in Vanuatu are calling for the political impasse in the country to be settled quickly. Since the jailing of 14 MPs a week ago Prime Minister Sato Kilman has been leading a minority government while the ...

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Drug court established in CNMI

Drug court established in CNMI

The bill that sought the establishment of a drug court to combat the impact of methamphetamine or “ice” in the Northern Marianas has been signed into law. Acting governor Ralph Torres signed the bill into law that establishes a drug ...

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Who is buying Apple products? Old men.

Who is buying Apple products? Old men.

Thank you, grandpa Joe. You’re Apple’s best customer — in terms of how much you spend. Men aged 65 and older spent more on Apple devices than any other demographic group in the United States last year, according to Slice ...

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Plane catches fire on runway at Fort Lauderdale airport

Plane catches fire on runway at Fort Lauderdale airport

The engine of a Boeing 767 carrying 101 people caught fire as the plane taxied for departure Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, officials said. It was bound for Caracas, Venezuela. Seventeen people were taken to Broward Health ...

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PNG no confidence motion rejected

PNG no confidence motion rejected

A motion of no confidence submitted against the Papua New Guinea government has been rejected. In parliament this afternoon, the acting speaker, Aide Ganasi, rejected the motion and instead allowed a motion of confidence in the prime minister, Peter O’Neill, ...

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Informal settlers receive leases

Informal settlers receive leases

Diwali may have come early for some 40 residents of an informal settlement in Field 40 Lautoka after they were handed 99-year lease approval notices today. While handing over the leases, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says government is also in ...

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Solomons due to hold no confidence vote

Solomons due to hold no confidence vote

The Solomon Islands parliament is today due to hold a vote of no confidence in the prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare. Today’s vote hinges on a court ruling on the legality of the motion, with a decision due at 9am local ...

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