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Japan's Nikkei 225 drops 249 points as Asian stocks flounder

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed Tuesday while in the Pacific, markets rose. The scene mirrored events ...

Bangladesh cuts fuel subsidies, raises fuel prices by 50 percent

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh raised fuel prices by some 50 percent this week, which is aimed at reducing the country's subsidy ...

U.S. stocks start week on mixed note, Nasdaq Composite loses 13 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as investors fret about CPI data due to be ...

Amazon pays $1.7 billion for vacuum maker iRobot

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Amazon announced this week that it had purchased robotic vacuum maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 ...

$9 billion wind farm to be built in Atlantic Ocean off Virginia

RICHMOND, Virginia: Dominion Energy Virginia has received state approval to build an enormous offshore wind farm off the coast of ...

Asian stock markets rack up modest gains, losses

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday, but gains and losses were modest.There is concern the ...

Southeast Asia

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Nepal looking at the Taiwan issue closely, supporting one-China policy

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal says it is closely monitoring the recent Taiwan issue and remains committed to the one-China policy.Sewa ...

40-year-old Bangladeshi woman, 15-year-old daughter kidnapped, raped: Two arrested

SYLHET, Bangladesh - Two people have been arrested concerning the seven-day rape of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in ...

Military demands access to social media accounts to award govt contracts

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - According to a leaked internal document obtained by the press, companies awarded government contracts are being investigated ...

Raid on Chinese-owned casino triggers gang war in town near Chinese border

SHAN STATE, Myanmar - At least one person has been killed in a series of attacks in Muse, northern Shan ...

After consecutive high-level Chinese visits, Nepal reciprocates

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Dr. Narayan Khadka, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in China from August 9 to 11.According to ...

Man stabbed wife to death after family dispute in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh - According to police, a man has stabbed his wife to death after a domestic dispute in Dhaka's ...