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One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.
Putin's killer tiger in cross-border raid

Putin's killer tiger in cross-border raid

A daring cross-border raid by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's associates has -- so far -- yet to sour Sino-Russian relations.
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong arrested in Mong Kok clearance

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong arrested in Mong Kok clearance

Hong Kong student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were among those arrested amid heated confrontations as authorities attempted to clear demonstration camps in the Mong Kok district for a second day.
Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record

Another day, another record broken.
Two Minnesota men charged for alleged ISIS support

Two Minnesota men charged for alleged ISIS support

 Two Minnesota men face criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities by the Syrian group ISIS, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in Minneapolis.
Major storm expected to snarl Thanksgiving holiday travel in Northeast

Major storm expected to snarl Thanksgiving holiday travel in Northeast

 (CNN) -- If you're heading to the Northeast for Thanksgiving, you might want to get an early start.
UK agencies could not have stopped soldier's murder, report says

UK agencies could not have stopped soldier's murder, report says

UK intelligence and security agencies made errors in investigating two men convicted of murdering a British soldier in a brutal attack in London but could not have prevented his death, UK lawmakers concluded Tuesday.
 Venice officials deny ban on wheeled suitcases

Venice officials deny ban on wheeled suitcases

Don't throw out your roller bag just yet. Officials in the Italian city of Venice are denying a reported ban on wheeled luggage, saying they won't impose large fines on tourists using them.
 Philae: The bouncing baby space probe that gave itself another chance

Philae: The bouncing baby space probe that gave itself another chance

It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned heaps of data ... and then quietly faded away.
Lawmaker 'Long Hair' among arrests after clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' among arrests after clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Bailiffs began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok district Tuesday, triggering scuffles, arrests and a stand-off with growing crowds of protesters.
British banker 'fit' to enter plea over brutal Hong Kong murders

British banker 'fit' to enter plea over brutal Hong Kong murders

A court in Hong Kong has ruled that a British banker charged with the grisly murder of two Indonesian women is psychologically fit to enter a plea on both counts.
Dropped beer bottle shatters glass walkway at London's Tower Bridge

Dropped beer bottle shatters glass walkway at London's Tower Bridge

 A scary view of London just got slightly scarier. At 138 feet above the city's River Thames, the view from the newly opened glass walkway at Tower Bridge was already enough to generate high anxiety.
People and dogs of Donetsk share desperate struggle to survive winter

People and dogs of Donetsk share desperate struggle to survive winter

 On the southern fringes of Donetsk, in the shadow of a huge steel plant, a cacophony of barking overwhelms the dull thud of artillery fire.
Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is fast approaching, and it appears no agreement will be reached in time.
Where will jihadis stripped of their passports go?

Where will jihadis stripped of their passports go?

Editor's note: Guy S. Goodwin Gill is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law.