China bus plunges off bridge killing 15 after woman attacks driver

Beijing (CNN)A woman who attacked a bus driver after she missed her stop was partially responsible for a dramatic crash in southwestern China that killed all 15 people on board, an investigation by Chinese authorities revealed Friday. The release of the clip brings an end to the mystery surrounding the…

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Taliban to travel to Russia for Afghanistan talks

(CNN)Representatives of the Taliban will take part in talks in Moscow next month on the future of Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday. “We remain ready to support, facilitate, and participate in direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. There are no obstacles to talks. It…

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The Hole at the Heart of Chinas Silk Road

Nobody pretends the People’s Republic of China is an entirely benign power, least of all its leaders in Beijing. Yet, even by the standards of what continues to be a remarkably repressive state, the stories that are emerging from behind the Great Firewall about the crackdown on Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslim…

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Did Chris Collins Forget the Martha Stewart Trial?

The day after Christmas 2001, Sam Waksal, the chief executive of ImClone Systems, began selling off shares in the company after learning that the Food and Drug Administration according to the indictment. Then Cameron Collins gave the information to his future father-in-law, Stephen Zarsky. Cameron Collins also told his fiancée…

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VietnamFeelsthe Ripples of the Yuan Rout

Think the latest yuan rout is over? Tell that to Vietnam. The slide in China’s currency paused this week after jawboning by the central bank, which told commercial lenders it has the tools to stabilize the market and urged them to avoid “herd behavior,” Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. But the ripples of…

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Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they’d found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing. “We are coming, many people are coming. Many people, we are the first.” The…

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Shale Country Is Out of Workers and Dangling 100% Pay Hikes

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom. It’s fueling the region and starving it at the same time. Sales-tax revenue is hitting a record high, allowing the city to get around to fixing busted roads. But…

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