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India launches rocket, tests unmanned crew pod

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 6:09PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has announced two more successes in its space program — launching the country’s largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India’s quest to send humans into space. The Indian Space and Research Organization said Thursday that the 630-ton rocket

Beijing ramps up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 6:06PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics by holding a series of international athletic competitions and promotional events.

Avon settles China bribery charges for $135 million

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:00PM UTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Avon cosmetics will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there. Avon Products Inc. is the world’s largest direct seller of cosmetics. Its Avon China unit

China secures construction of European railway

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:08AM UTC

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China has secured a deal to construct a high-speed train link between Serbian and Hungarian capitals that will cut travel time between Belgrade and Budapest from eight to less than three hours. The 400-kilometer (250 miles) railway is part of China’s ambitious plans to speed up

Obama offers support after Pakistan terror attack

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 9:59AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering the U.S.’s continued support to Pakistan in its fight against extremism after a terrorist attack that killed scores of schoolchildren.

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