VietnamFeelsthe Ripples of the Yuan Rout

Think the latest yuan rout is over? Tell that to Vietnam. The slide in China’s currency paused this week after jawboning by the central bank, which told commercial lenders it has the tools to stabilize the market and urged them to avoid “herd behavior,” Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. But the ripples of…

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Japan: Heat spikes to 41.1C near Tokyo as high temps to continue until August

Tokyo (CNN)Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures. The Hanagasa Junko parade, the second largest event of the Gion Matsuri festival, has also been canceled due to high temperatures. Around 300 children and elderly people were expected to parade in…

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Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they’d found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing. “We are coming, many people are coming. Many people, we are the first.” The…

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Einstein’s Travel Diaries Have Just Been Published – And The Contents Are Upsetting

Albert Einstein famously called racism a “disease of white people”, but it appears it is a disease he himself wasn’t immune to, at least in his early life. Yes, the depressing truth is that the revered scientist responsible for E=mc2 and the theory of general relativity also expressed xenophobic views. The…

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