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A tropical subject: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

Here are some of the key questions as one of the world's natural disaster hotspots prepares to host one of the world's biggest sporting events

Stormy G20 looms as Trump bashes China on trade

The long-running trade war between the world's top two economies looked poised to dominate the agenda of the group of 20 summit

Trump ‘walks’ as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal

The much-anticipated second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore

Kim arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

The normally sleepy Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang spruced itself up for Kim's arrival after the leader's 4 000km odyssey through China

Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

The case of the once-revered tycoon has gripped Japan and the business world since he was arrested as he stepped off his private jet

History and handshakes: Five key takeaways from the Korea summit

​It was more than a decade since the last inter-Korean summit and Friday's meeting in the Demilitarised Zone did not disappoint

New Greece prime minister still unknown as bankruptcy looms

As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.

Greece moots unity government after referendum drama

The main opposition in Greece has called for early elections as PM Pandreou scurries to form a unity government after narrowly escaping a recall.

Soccer’s ‘oracle’ octopus dies

Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's Soccer World Cup for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died.

New ‘super’ ebook on the way

Publishers and authors at the world's biggest book fair are battling to entice a new generation of readers with the latest multimedia products.

Anger and questions after Love Parade tragedy

Flags in Duisburg flew at half mast on Monday as investigators probed allegations over lax safety measures at a techno festival where 19 people died.

German officials probe Twitter election ‘leaks’

German officials were investigating on Monday how accurate results of the country's election appeared on Twitter before polling stations closed.

China’s growth to hit 19-year low

Growth in China will slow to the lowest rate for almost two decades next year, the World Bank predicted earlier this week.

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