A new study out of China says sidewalks made from travertine — a form of limestone used for tiles and kitchen bench tops — can cut flooding by up to 50 percent.
China's manufacturing sector barely expanded in October and missed expectations, as both domestic and external demand ebbed.
The fast-paced, business-focused city is lagging in its efforts to make life easier for its growing army of elderly residents.
With the now almost certain prospect of all on board having died, the crash is set to rank as the country's second-worst air disaster.
Wreckage has been found near where the plane lost contact with air traffic officials on the ground, said the head of the search and rescue agency.
Taiwan vowed in 2011 to phase out conscription to cut costs and boost the professionalism of its forces as it tries to better deter the Chinese threat.
Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed and exploded after a Premier League match.
A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn days after the president removed the prime minister and installed a powerful ally of China in his place.
The reporter, for state-run broadcaster China Central Television, was arrested after the incident at an event that featured pro-democracy supporters from Hong Kong.
The trigger for this dumping deluge was a Chinese ban on waste imports from the beginning of this year. Malaysia quickly became the leading alternative destination.
With the help of local authorities, the refugees said this year's religious festivities were bigger and brighter than in years past.
In Japan, where funerals can cost $17,800 or more, many elderly—especially those living on social welfare with no close relatives—do not leave enough money for a proper burial.
Cambodia failed to allay criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses that threaten the country's duty-free trading access to the European Union.
An angry mob threw stones at police near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims.
Conservative Hindu groups returned to an Indian hill temple to block women from entering for a second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal.