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Chinese funeral home workers detained for stealing ashes of dead woman for superstitious ghost marriage ritual
Three funeral home workers in northern China have been detained for stealing the ashes of a dead woman to sell to a local family for an illegal ghost marriage business.
Quirky China: woman in photo with grandfather called a ‘gold-digger’, cobra shocks customs, blogger fined over bike helmet
A Chinese woman has become the latest victim of online rumour after a man wrongly claimed she had married an ageing tycoon based on a picture that actually turned out to be of the woman with her grandpa.
(Reuters) - Shoppers in Canada's flood-hit province of British Columbia have emptied grocery shelves following catastrophic flooding, although the shortages are as much down to panic buying as disrupted supply chains, industry associations said on Thursday.
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (Reuters) -Emergency crews were still trying to reach 18,000 people stranded on Thursday after floods and mudslides destroyed roads, houses and bridges in British Columbia in what could be the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.
BEIIJING (Bloomberg): China’s economy performed better than expected in October as retail sales climbed and energy shortages eased, partly offsetting a slump in property.
China sees new spike in Covid-19 cases as northeastern city of Dalian becomes centre of national outbreak
A single city in northeast China was the source of 52 of the 79 new local Covid-19 symptomatic cases that the country’s National Health Commission reported on Friday.
South Korea is flying a military oil tanker to Australia this week to airlift 27,000 litres of urea solution, used in diesel vehicles and factories to cut emissions, amid a dire shortage threatening to stall commercial transport and industries.
(Reuters) -The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of anyone with a key leadership position in DarkSide, a cybercrime organization the FBI has said is based in Russia.
Famines and long-term food insecurity are likely to be a part of our future if nothing is done to address climate change concerns.
Coronavirus outbreaks, poor vaccine access, weak policy pushes IMF to downgrade global economic outlook
“Faultlines” in global economies caused by the coronavirus pandemic have persisted and recoveries have been “hobbled” by Delta variant outbreaks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said as it cut its worldwide growth forecast for the year.