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  • 12 dead in China factory collapse IANS - 6 minutes ago

    Beijing, July 5 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and two reported missing when a shoe factory collapsed in east China's Zhejiang province, police said on Sunday. Fifty-six people, including 51 employees, were in the four-storey shoe factory in … More »

  • China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash
    China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash Reuters - 7 minutes ago

    By Pete Sweeney and Samuel Shen BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten … More »

  • Jaitley going to BRICS Bank inaugural meet in Moscow IANS - 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on Monday for a four-day visit to Russia to attend the inaugural meeting of the BRICS New Development Bank at Moscow. According to a finance ministry release here, Jaitley … More »

  • Israel rows back Judaism conversion reform AFP - 23 minutes ago

    Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the Jewish state. A proposal approved by the cabinet in November but never passed by parliament … More »

  • Actress Diana Douglas Webster, mother of Michael Douglas, dead at 92 AFP - 29 minutes ago

    Actress Diana Douglas Webster, ex-wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died of cancer at age 92, US media reported. Webster, who appeared in dozens of television shows and films, died on Friday at Motion Picture and … More »