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Haunting allure of Italy's ghost hamlets

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Valle Piola is a crumbly, abandoned mediaeval hamlet in central Italy’s rugged Apennine hills, about 150km from Rome. Locals fled after World War II in search of better fortunes and no one has lived there since 1977. 1,425 more words

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Did Henry Kissinger Know About Trump's Talk With Taiwan's President In Advance?

Mon Dec 5, 2016 | 6:35pm EST

Reuters

Kissinger says impressed by China’s ‘calm reaction’ to Trump’s Taiwan call

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (L) meets China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 2, 2016. 1,642 more words

China urges US to block transit by Taiwan president

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BEIJING/GUATEMALA CITY: China called on the United States on Tuesday (Dec 6) not to let Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen transit there when she visits Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent. 570 more words

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China’s third coal mine accident in a week

The Associated Press

Blast in Hubei province follows death of 53 miners in two similar accidents last week

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:41 a.m.

 The explosion at the mine in Hubei province is the third major mining accident in one week for China, the world’s top producer and consumer of coal. 736 more words

Japan PM's Pearl Harbor visit won't be for apology: spokesman

Mon Dec 5, 2016 | 11:07pm EST

Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) carries a wreath as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. 449 more words

U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman: Trump team aware of Beijing's 'solemn attitude' on Taiwan call

Tue Dec 6, 2016 | 3:58am EST

Reuters

“The U.S. side, President-elect Trump’s team included, is also fully aware of China’s solemn attitude on the issue,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. 4,220 more words

China users complain of combustible iPhones: Consumer watchdog

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SHANGHAI: Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints. 285 more words

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