Vietnam finally shuts down bear bile tourism in Ha Long Bay

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Vietnam finally shuts down bear bile tourism in Ha Long Bay

The last two bear bile farms in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s popular tourism destination, have finally been closed down, a wildlife protection organization reported Monday.

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Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans "irrational"

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Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans 'irrational'

Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, amid debate over whether bans on travel from hardest-hit African countries would help combat the spread of the deadly virus.

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Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

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Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered a new phase Monday with the resumption of the underwater search for the aircraft, officials said.

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Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

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Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study.

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

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APEC Finance Ministers to spend on infrastructure

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Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum met in Beijing, trying to come up with ideas to revive economic momentum. Their plan: to build new roads and bridges. Bloomberg's John Dawson reports on "First Up."

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Vietnam slashes pump prices on global cues

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Vietnam slashes pump prices on global cues

Another round of gas price cuts greeted Vietnamese motorcyclists Thursday as fuel traders lowered prices for the eight consecutive time since late July, following the finance ministry’s order.

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Vietnam city agency draws flak for failing to stop flooding

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Vietnam city agency draws flak for failing to stop flooding

Ho Chi Minh City’s transport department has come under fire for failing to come up with solutions for the chronic flooding in parts of the city in its role as a think tank for the government for anti-flooding work.

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.

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China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

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China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign.

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Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.

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Prolonged Hong Kong protest could harm financial image, says envoy

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Prolonged Hong Kong protest could harm financial image, says envoy

A top Chinese envoy warned that drawn-out pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong could tarnish the city's reputation as one of the world's leading financial hubs, as defiant protesters vowed on Thursday they would not budge.

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Soccer fans clash with Indonesian police

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Soccer fans from opposing teams, unhappy after a match ended in a draw, clash with Indonesia's riot police.

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Apple-1 computer expected to fetch over $500K at auction

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Bonhams Senior Books and Manuscripts Specialist Cassandra Hatton discusses Apple’s first personal computer. He speaks on “Taking Stock.”

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