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HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Beijing's property tax plans and fresh signs of weakening in China's housing market knocked real estate shares in the country on Monday despite the central bank's efforts to calm nerves over China Evergrande Group's debt woes. Bonds in the sector, however, enjoyed a day of healthy gains following upbeat central bank comments and after developer Kaisa Group said it had paid the coupon on one of its dollar bonds and planned to make a payment on a second this week. The CSI300 Real Estate Index, which tracks the stocks of China's biggest developers, fell 2.6% with China Vanke and Poly Development dropping more than 3%.
Pete Davidson has impersonated Rami Malek many times on SNL over the years
The Guardian view on the Nobel prize in literature: beauty out of universal loss. Abdulrazak Gurnah may be writing about leaving Zanzibar for Britain, but he gives voice to displaced people everywhere
People inevitably became less contented during the pandemic, but it’s part of a longer trend.
Labour needs big ideas to win voters back, report warns. Study finds party’s former supporters now see Tories as havinga ‘record of delivery’
The attacker who fatally stabbed British lawmaker David Amess was referred to an official counter-terrorist scheme for those thought to be at risk of radicalisation, according to media reports. Police said late Saturday that detectives had until Friday, October 22, to question the suspect after he was detained under the Terrorism Act, which allowed them to extend his detention.Veteran Conservative MP David Amess, 69, was talking with voters at a church in the small town of Leigh-on-Sea east of L
Persistent concerns about the first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years are curbing access more than four months after regulators approved it
Coronation Street and Morning Live star Kym Marsh married Scott Ratcliff on Saturday
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Sealiway sprang a 12-1 surprise in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as the big two, Adayar and Mishriff, finished out of the first three. Fifth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 13 days earlier, Sealiway bettered the form he showed when runner-up to St Mark's Basilica in the French Derby to lift the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece. The three-year-old colt, trained by Cedric Rossi and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, was made to fight all the way by the William Haggas-trained Dubai Honour, who only went down by three-quarters of a length.
At least one person has been killed and several have been wounded in a shooting at Grambling State University in Louisiana. The shooting happened on campus in the early hours of Sunday morning during a homecoming event. Multiple shots were fired at 1.15am local time in the quad area of the university’s main campus, a spokesperson said.
95-year-old monarch is reportedly ‘not fussy about food’
Five people killed in a small Norwegian town last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with a bow and arrows as initially suspected, police said on Monday. Three people were also injured, including an off-duty police officer who was shot with the bow and arrow in the early phase of the 35-minute rampage. "Five people were killed with stabbing weapons," police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told a news conference.
A monumental project to memorialise one of the Holocaust’s most shameful episodes, has been complicated by scandal and geopolitics, reports Oliver Carroll in Kiev
Actor is seen praising the rapper for her social media skills in a resurfaced clip
The ‘safeguard’ reviews have been largely ineffective in scrutinising the powers.
Brian Laundrie's father tears protest sign out of lawn
The Pope has condemned recent deadly attacks around the world, including on MP David Amess in Essex, consoling the families of victims and calling violence “a defeat for everyone”. “Last week various attacks were carried out, for example in Norway, Afghanistan, England, which caused many deaths and injuries,” Francis said
Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker’s factories will mean for their livelihoods