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ISIS European Teen Jihadists Allegedly Pregnant; New Zealand Silent On Kiwi Jihadist's Request To Return Home

The New Zealand government is silent on the request of a Kiwi jihadi in Syria who burned his passport but wished to return to New Zealand. As the war against ISIS continues, two European teenage girls who joined ISIS are now reportedly pregnant.

India’s January Consumer Inflation Grows 7.65%

The annual consumer price index (CPI) of India has hit 7.65 per cent for January compared over a year ago, hinting efforts to moderate prices are working. Albeit higher than wholesale price index (WPI), the latest CPI likewise suggests a rate cut by the central bank might not occur sometime soon.

China’s Xinjiang Gold Yield Posts New Record High

The Gold Administration Bureau of China on Tuesday has announced that gold making in the country's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in 2011 jumped by 15.18 per cent to register a new record high of 12.1 tonnes compared from a year ago.

Wal-Mart Upgrades its Online Retail Investment in China

U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart has ramped up its presence in the rising supermarket competition in China, adding to its portfolio local online seller Yihaodian.

Air Australia Director Assured Staff of Sound Business Hours Before Air Carrier Placed Under Administration

The 300 employees of shuttered Air Australia were given assurances through email by the company's director, Michael James, that the business was sound hours before it was placed on administration.



Amid Apple Pressure, Foxconn Gives Pay Hike

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Foxconn Technology said this weekend that it would increase worker salaries at its Chinese factories by as much as 16 to 25 percent as it faces intense public scrutiny over the working conditions in at its factories.



China, Australia Fast-track Rare Earths Exploration Projects

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Rare earths miners in China and Australia have decided to fast-track their respective exploration projects amid earlier reports that the falling prices of rare earths in the global market will trigger anew a massive demand for the precious metals.

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NZ Single Mum Turns to Prostitution for Childcare and Studies

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A single parent at Paerata near Pukekohe has turned to prostitution to support her children and her studies, New Zealand Herald reported.



Australia has New Investor in Taiwan’s China Steel

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Taiwan's largest steel producer, China Steel Corp, on Tuesday announced it is poised to dispense some $110 million or AU$1...