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LOS ANGELES:Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who inhaled asbestos dust in mines and industries such as shipbuilding that used the carcinogen before its risks were understood.
SEOUL: North Korea has replaced its coal minister, apparently after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, who had been accused of attempting to take control of the country's lucrative coal export business.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China gave former railways minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said on Monday, in a case seen as a test of President Xi Jinping's resolve to crack down on pervasive graft.
Cyprus battling to prevent outsized-overextended banks from dragging the country into the ground(update)
A small island on the edge of Europe teetering under the weight of its bust banks. Sound familiar?
SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines: At a nondescript two-storey building in the town of Sultan Kudarat, the future of the Philippines' strife-torn southern region of Mindanao is taking shape, one accountancy class at a time.
THE battle-hardened Malaysian palm oil industry is in the middle of yet another bruising fight. The theatre of war this time is Australia and the focus is on a proposed legislation that singles out palm oil as a food ingredient.