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Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings.

To fix inequality, look to EU-style policies: study

EU-style policies are the best-suited to reduce global inequality and poverty, a report by a team of economists said Thursday, warning of catastrophe if the stunning concentration of global wealth is left unchecked.

US asks China for help stopping mail-order opioids

The United States has asked China to crack down on postal shipments of synthetic opioids, which President Donald Trump says are fueling a US drug-abuse crisis, a State Department official said Wednesday.

Macau’s youngest pro-democracy lawmaker suspended

Macau's youngest-ever lawmaker, a leading pro-democracy advocate, has been suspended from the city's legislature in an echo of the disqualification of rebel Hong Kong legislators as China's pressure on political opponents grows.

4B people in the world have no social security -ILO

A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) released Wednesday shows that despite significant progress, massive efforts are needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all in many parts of the…

Beijing bans fireworks, evil spirits rejoice

China may have invented fireworks but Beijing banned them from the capital Friday ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations, as authorities clamp down on potentially dangerous activities.