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North Korea Threatens Strikes on U.S. Amid Hacking Claims

North Korea's National Defense Commission warned that its 1.2 million-member army is ready to use all types of warfare against the U.S.

Chinese Hospital’s Surgery Selfies Unleash Public Backlash

Senior executives and a team of medical staff at a Chinese hospital in the central city of Xi’an are under fire after the medical workers took to snapping and posting online a series of jolly selfies in the operating room after successful surgeries.

U.S. Effort to Get China Involved in Response to North Korean Hacking

The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as U.S. officials craft President Barack Obama’s promised response to North Korea’s cyberattackon Sony Pictures..

Veteran Tunisian Statesman Claims Win After Presidential Run-off

Of all the countries whose leaders were felled by the Arab Spring, Tunisia is alone in that it is hailed as a model for democratic reform

Driver Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians

The driver hit pedestrians in five parts of the city of Dijon before being arrested

Did China Help North Korea Hack Sony?

Beijing and Pyongyang, working together, have been attacking American networks.

Cleaning Up Bad Bank Loans? Do an IPO

More than a decade has passed since Beijing moved to clean up the nonperforming loans that were weighing down the country’s financial system, but the banking system is still dealing with the last vestiges of those bad debts – and finding creative ways to do it.

WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. The three countries hit hardest by Ebola…

Sierra Leone Peacekeepers to Leave Somalia Mission

(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola. Maj. Gen. Samuel Omar Williams, the chief of defense staff, said Saturday the troops currently in Somalia will be…

Castro Hails Thaw in US Relations, But Reasserts Communist Rule

“Every country has the inalienable right to choose its own political systems"

How Your Tablet Can Help Find an Ebola Cure

Anyone with a computer or Android smartphone can perform cutting edge research on the formidable virus

Chinese Court Rules Against Clinic in Country’s First ‘Gay Conversion’ Case

In the first ruling of its kind in China, a Beijing court said on Friday that a psychiatric counseling center was in the wrong when it attempted to cure a 30-year-old man of homosexuality with a mix of hypnosis and electric shocks.

Spanish Police Probe Car Attack on Ruling Party Headquarters

A man rammed a building in downtown Madrid with a car containing gas cylinders

A Real Reckoning? China Probes Policeman in Wrongful Execution

When a Chinese court said on Monday that it had thrown out the case against Huugjilt, an 18-year-old from Inner Mongolia who was executed for rape and murder in 1996, one key question loomed over the story: Would those responsible for the original decision -- many of whom had since been promoted -- be held responsible?

Forget Wal-Mart: China Cuts Out the Middleman

Who needs Wal-Mart or Amazong? WSJ business editor Dennis Berman examines the ways in which U.S. consumers can now buy directly from Chinese manufacturers.

Watch: Chinese Men Writhe in Pain During Simulated Child Birth

A maternity hospital is looking to increase spousal sympathy by simulating the sensation of childbirth for men.

Chinese Villagers Sign Petition to Evict 8-Year-Old Boy With HIV

Villagers in a hamlet in Sichua province's Xichong county this month signed a petition to oust from their midst an 8-year-old, HIV-positive boy, according to official media.

In China, Expectant Dads Line Up to Experience Labor Pains

A maternity hospital is looking to increase spousal sympathy by simulating the sensation of childbirth for men.

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