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British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row
British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row

The British media is riddled with "barbarians" who would benefit from a lesson in manners from China's ancient civilisation, a state-run newspaper said Thursday after Queen Elizabeth II called some Chinese officials "very rude".

British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row
Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards

A Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in Kazakhstan has been finally resolved through joint efforts in early May. This leaves no crucial concerns indicated by ICAO for Kazakhstan unresolved.

Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish

A tonne of man-made "jellyfish" has been seized by China's police, adding a new ingredient to the country's long recipe of fake foods.

Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish
'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises

With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has resorted to putting food in outdoor "social fridges" for the needy.

'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'
Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'

Queen Elizabeth II called members of a Chinese delegation "very rude", in a rare diplomatic gaffe by the British monarch.

Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude'
Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote
Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote

The European Central Bank is set to decide the fate of the 500-euro banknote, which many people associate with money laundering,

Days are numbered for 500-euro banknote
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches.

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study

Economic concerns and the desire for a sense of purpose and revenge are the major factors pushing young Syrians into the arms of jihadist groups, a study released on Wednesday found.

Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
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Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut

Commodities giant Glencore cut its copper and zinc production in the first quarter as it struggles to rein in the abundance of supply.

Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut
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Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a monster wildfire swept through the region.

Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes
Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut
Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut

Air France-KLM said Wednesday it cut its losses in the first quarter of 2016 but passenger traffic to Paris was affected by terror attacks.

Air France KLM narrows losses, warns of turbulence as pilots' pay cut
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.

Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination

Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab.

California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite

Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.

Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population to protect it against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident.

All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data

Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.

Chinese officials under investigation for selling data
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount

More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
When technology bites back
When technology bites back

From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.

When technology bites back