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Japan’s Nikkei index slid more than 3% on Monday, extending last week’s severe volatility and leading investors to worry that a bout of profit-taking had turned into lasting doubts about economic growth and appetite for risk

Japan’s effort to get its economy moving entered difficult terrain last week. Bond yields rose and stock prices fell. Some promptly declared “Abenomic(...)

An abandoned newborn baby boy is seen in a sewage pipe following his rescue, in this still image taken from video, in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, at the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The pipe was not big enough for the firefighter’s hand to pass through, and photographs show doctors and rescuers cutting carefully away at a piece of(...)

Global markets rallied today amid hopes of further economy-boosting moves by central banks and data showing US consumer confidence at a five-year high(...)

The European Union’s trade chief vowed to tax solar panels from China next month in the largest EU commercial dispute of its kind while urging Chinese(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has agreed to buy Bausch & Lomb from Warburg Pincus for $8.7 billion, a cash deal set to vault the Canadian company into t(...)

Australia’s foreign minister Bob Carr said the report theft of plans for the country’s spy headquarters by Chinese hackers would not damage Canberra’s ties with its biggest trade partner China. Photograph: Reuters.

Chinese hackers have reportedly stolen the blueprints of a new multi-million-dollar Australian spy headquarters as part of a growing wave of cyber att(...)

An abandoned newborn baby boy is seen in a sewage pipe following his rescue, in this still image taken from video, in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Local Firefighter Handout via CCTV/Reuters TV

Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television r(...)

A man, wearing a surgical mask as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, pays for medicine at a hospital pharmacy in Khobar city in Dammam. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer (Saudi Arabia)

With the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome/novel Coronavirus (nCoV) and H9N7 influenza A virus exercising the best scientific minds in the World Health(...)

Yara Abbas, a well-known Syrian state television reporter, was killed yesterday near the Lebanese-Syrian border. Other members of her crew were wounded by rebel sniper fire. Photograph: Reuters

The expatriate opposition Syrian National Coalition yesterday failed to agree on a restructure and expansion of its governing body which it needed to (...)

There is considerably less exuberance about these days around the Asian economies, and a lot of this has to do with the regional giant and the world’s(...)

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