CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten. …
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- Philippines makes conditional offer to cut emissions by 70%
The Philippines said Thursday it would cut the archipelago nation's carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030 but only if it receives support from developed nations. The country's climate change mitigation and adaptation plan was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Thursday after it was approved by President Benigno Aquino, his spokesman Herminio Coloma said in a statement. If fully implemented, the Philippines' carbon emissions should drop 70 percent by 2030 from 2000 …
- Philippines to investigate militia forces linked to killings
- Kuwaiti with Gulf plates nabbed for 1,645 driving violations
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti driver who apparently thought having license plates from another Gulf country would help avoid more than 1,600 traffic citations has been hit with a huge fine. …
- Afghan city of Kunduz mostly quiet, residents venturing out
- MSF charity demands probe into Kunduz 'war crime'
Pressure mounted on Washington Monday to come clean over the apparent US airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed 22, an incident the Pentagon chief said was "confused and complicated" but which medical charity MSF branded a war crime. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Sunday it has closed the trauma centre, seen as a lifeline in a war-battered region with scant medical care, and demanded an independent probe into Saturday's devastating air raid. President Barack Obama has promised a …
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- Exclusive Ai Weiwei 'Panda to Panda' print available this month
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and US computer security researcher/hacker Jacob Appelbaum joined forces on an art project earlier this year, and now an exclusive image from the project is available to those who buy an EO1 high-definition screen. The EO1's sales are sure to get a boost from its special Panda Edition, which is selling for $599 rather than the usual $499 but comes with a considerable perk: the device will feature a limited-edition image of Ai Weiwei and Jacob Appelbaum's collaborative …
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