Railway passenger trips hit record high as holiday ends

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Railway passenger trips hit record high as holiday ends 

BEIJING, Feb. 15 — Chinese passengers made a record number of trips by train on Sunday as people returned to work after a week-long lunar New Year holiday, according to China Railway Corp. (CRC) on Monday.

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Poe calls on authorities to charge persons showing firing weapons on social media

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Poe calls on authorities to charge persons showing firing weapons on social media 

MANILA, Jan. 4 — Lambasting the irresponsibility of some gun owners, Senator Grace Poe asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday to immediately track down and criminally charge the persons who have “the temerity to brag about firing their weapons” during the New Year revelry on Facebook.

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American singer Natalie Cole dies at 65

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on American singer Natalie Cole dies at 65 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Nine-time Grammy winner Natalie Maria Cole died on the New Year's Eve Thursday at age 65, local media reported Friday.

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Gold weakens on muted demand; silver remains flat

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gold weakens on muted demand; silver remains flat 

NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 — After yesterday's gain, gold slipped by Rs 90 to Rs 25,420 per ten grams at the bullion market today, owing to slackened demand from jewellers and retailers amid absence of overseas cues.

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Feature: Revelers embrace 2016 in New York's Times Square amid tight security

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Revelers embrace 2016 in New York's Times Square amid tight security 

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 — As the glittering crystal ball dropped with live music and the countdown resonating across Times Square, nearly one million delirious revelers burst into cheers, ringing in the new year amid tight security on Thursday.

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Egypt welcomes New Year with fireworks over pyramids to promote ailing tourism

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Egypt welcomes New Year with fireworks over pyramids to promote ailing tourism 

CAIRO, Jan. 1 — As the clock hit midnight, an impressive fireworks display lit up the skyline of Egypt's iconic pyramids to welcome the New Year.

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Egyptians wish for more security, better economy as countdown ticking for New Year

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Egyptians wish for more security, better economy as countdown ticking for New Year 

CAIRO, Jan. 1 — As the world is bidding farewell to outgoing 2015 and countdown is ticking for the New Year, Egyptians wish for more security and stability as well as better economic conditions in 2016, after five years of political instability and economic recession.

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Feature: Celebrating New Year in Rwanda

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Celebrating New Year in Rwanda 

KIGALI, Jan. 1 — It is normally a characteristic mood of enthusiasm as Rwandans welcome New Year.

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Man killed by elevator in New York on New Year’s Eve

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Man killed by elevator in New York on New Year’s Eve 

MOSCOW, Jan. 2 — A 25-year-old Bronx resident was killed by an elevator with a malfunction history in New York on New Year’s Eve, local media report.

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New Year babies greet 2016

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on New Year babies greet 2016 

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, Jan. 2 — Two babies who were born, few minutes before New Year were greeted with cheers by relatives, hospital workers and guests at the provincial government-operated Governor Faustino Dy Sr. Memorial Hospital in Ilagan City.

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