The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war." On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. On the other is JD.com Inc., a fast-growing upstart represented by its white dog logo.
A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a "major traffic accident" in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday.
India's vice president has rejected a move by opposition parties to impeach the country's top judge on grounds of misusing his office and bowing to government pressure.
The sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris extremist attacks, who was once Europe's most wanted fugitive, will not be in court to hear his judgment in an attempted murder case on Monday.
Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination.
It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach.
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Japan's Emperor Akihito have attended at a special exhibit on Swedish natural sciences in Tokyo to mark 150 years of diplomacy.
Afghan officials say two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and policemen.
Greek police have evacuated refugees and other migrants who had held a protest vigil at Mytilene, the largest city on the island of Lesbos, and relocated them to an overcrowded migrant detention center following a night of attacks by anti-migrant extremists.
A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw.
Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women's behavior and the family's smuggling allegations.
An Iranian newspaper says the country's Central Bank has officially banned the use of cryptocurrencies in financial transactions in order to "prevent crimes such as money laundering and terrorism."
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals' tense border on Monday days before their leaders are to sit down for talks expected to focus on the North's nuclear program, Seoul officials said.
Kuwait's state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country's southwestern oilfields.
The first of Mexico's presidential debates opened Sunday night with rivals concentrating their fire on front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who defended the idea of an amnesty to fight drug violence and revived his famous campaign slogan from 2006, "For the good of all, the poor come first."
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain again have accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner in Bahraini airspace. Qatar did not respond to requests for comment.
The son of a former dictator's top aide won the presidential election in Paraguay on Sunday, helped by a booming economy under his party.
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