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Japan tops China as world's largest holder of US Treasuries

Japan tops China as world's largest holder of US Treasuries

In the 12 months through October, foreign central banks dumped more than $400 billion worth of Treasurys, with China alone selling $140 billion. October's drop of US$41.3 billion by China was the largest since December 2013 and the third-largest monthly reduction ever of the country's holdings of USA debt.


India police arrest driver over rape charge

India police arrest driver over rape charge

New Delhi police have arrested a driver charged with raping a woman in his vehicle. Since the Nirbhaya case, the incidents of rape in Delhi have steadily increased, rising from 706 in 2012 to 1981 in 2016. The 20-year-old girl, who later narrated the incident to the police, had come from Noida to Delhi in search of a job. Pawar told the police that the MHA sticker had expired and he had put it on the car's windshield to avoid paying toll tax.



12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

Stefan Biehl, from the federal prosecution service, which handles terrorism cases, said: "I can confirm that we have started an investigation based on the discovery of a nail bomb in Ludwigshafen ". The mayor of Ludwigshafen , Eva Lohse, said Friday the boy had been taken to a safe place and posed no threat to the public. It is not clear how police were able to link the incident to the child, but he has reportedly been held in a youth facility since December 6 with the consent of his parents.



Trump team: Too early for timing on U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

Today, the transition team announced that David M. Friedman, an attorney who represented Trump's interests during bankruptcy proceedings related to various Trump-branded Atlantic City enterprises, is the president-elect's pick as ambassador to Israel.


After working for 19 hours, Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

After working for 19 hours, Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

Perhaps most ruling party MPs really don't care whether Mr Advani stays or goes. "Every party has problem with implementation of demonetisation..." "I have given the floor to the Leader of the Opposition. "I have nothing to say", he said. "Both sides should sit together and decide how to run the house on Friday", he told Ali. Opposition members then stormed the well of the House, prompting the Deputy Chairman to adjourn it till tomorrow.