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Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

BEIJING — A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning.
Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion

Sotheby's sold! French-Israeli billionaire pays $3.7 billion

NEW YORK — The 275-year-old auction house Sotheby's is being sold to a French Israeli businessman for about $3.7 billion. Sotheby's, founded in London in 1744, is the oldest company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.
Another "Empire" actor arrested, but on traffic offence

Another "Empire" actor arrested, but on traffic offence

CHICAGO — Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offence .
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

NEW YORK — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a
High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.
Prince Harry champions mother's cause: clearing land mines

Prince Harry champions mother's cause: clearing land mines

LONDON — Prince Harry has offered his support to a new initiative to clear land mines from a wilderness area in Angola, saying it will protect lives and help communities.

Avalanche strands 4 Italian, 3 local climbers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — An Italian diplomat and two mountaineering workers in Pakistan said on Monday that an avalanche had stranded a group of four Italian and three Pakistani climbers on a mountain in the country's north.
Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday.
Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei's founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant's revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a "badly damaged plane" as a result of U.S.