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    China opens luxury hotel in quarry

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele.Preventing the 88-metre-deep (290 feet) pit from flooding was...

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    Germany eases diesel vehicle bans

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The German government will ease air pollution law so as to spare cities that only slightly exceed limits on harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from diesel...

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    Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.Instead it could be a key...

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    Indonesia surprises with rate hike

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Indonesia hiked interest rates again Thursday as weak trade data and a slumping currency prompted the central bank to boost borrowing costs for the sixth...

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    Hong Kong, Shanghai lead most Asia markets up

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Asian markets mostly rose Thursday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai rallying on hopes for an easing of the China-US trade war, while energy firms also...

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    Vaseline launches project for the underprivileged in north

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:59am on November 16, 2018

    Popular skincare brand Vaseline launched the Vaseline Healing Project for the third consecutive year for the underprivileged people in the northern regions of the country....

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    Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns amid flagging sales and model controversy

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The CEO of American clothing and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has resigned amid flagging sales and controversy around a lack of diversity at the line’s...

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    Amazon rules, Walmart gains in e-commerce: study

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Amazon is still the dominant player in US e-commerce, but Walmart is seeing strong gains and is poised to become the number three online retailer,...

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    Incomparable $50m pink diamond smashes record

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind....

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    Dhaka stocks drop on political confrontations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    Dhaka stocks dipped on Wednesday as a section of investors offloaded their holdings amid political worries following a brawl between the police and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activities in capital Dhaka on the day....

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