A British military base on the South China Sea is not a far-fetched idea

Hong Kong (CNN)When the British defense minister revealed this week that new military bases were being considered in Asia, critics questioned whether London has the money — or strategic vision — to carry out such a plan. “This is our moment to be that true global player once more —…

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur amid wedding speculation

New Delhi (CNN)Speculation is growing over the long-awaited wedding of actor Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas after the couple was spotted in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan earlier this week. Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018…

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Taiwan President resigns as head of party after losses in local elections

(CNN)Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announced her resignation Saturday as head of the Democratic Progressive Party after the party suffered a “crushing defeat” in local government elections, a vote with significant implications for the island’s relationship with mainland China. Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party has traditionally leaned in favor of formal independence…

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Chinese government fines faulty vaccine company more than $1 billion

Hong Kong (CNN)A Chinese vaccine manufacturer that released hundreds of thousands of batches of faulty vaccines, including a number intended for use on children, has been fined $1.32 billion by the government. The defective rabies vaccine was one of two major controversies to hit the vaccine company within the past…

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At least 8 climbers dead after snowstorm in Nepal, police say

(CNN)Eight members of a climbing expedition are dead and another is missing after a snowstorm at Nepal’s Mount Gurja, police in the South Asian country said. The eight were killed in the snowstorm, police said. Further details about how they died or their progress in the climb weren’t immediately available.…

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Asia Argento Doubles Down On Claim She Was ‘Assaulted’ By Jimmy Bennett! – Perez Hilton

Asia Argento is not backing down… In the The 43-year-old also discussed her rift with Rose McGowan — who she once considered a “sister” — and her romantic partner Rain Dove, who allegedly made startling allegations about Argento’s late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain. Last October, Argento was featured in a New Yorker piece…

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Millionaires Now Control Half of the World’s Personal Wealth

The rich are getting a lot richer and doing so a lot faster. Personal wealth around the globe reached $201.9 trillion last year, a 12 percent gain from 2016 and the strongest annual pace in the past five years, Boston Consulting Group said in a Source: Boston Consulting Group Last year’s…

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Shale Country Is Out of Workers and Dangling 100% Pay Hikes

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom. It’s fueling the region and starving it at the same time. Sales-tax revenue is hitting a record high, allowing the city to get around to fixing busted roads. But…

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