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Editorial: A look behind the Next TV acquisition
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Written by Phoebe Fan   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:13

Hong Kong’s media tycoon Jimmy Lai reached an agreement to sell its unprofitable TV business Next TV in Taiwan to another Taiwanese media mogul Lien Taisheng, chairman of rival ERA TV, for NT$1.4 billion.

 
FYI: quick news from around the world
Global News
Written by Phoebe Fan   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:09

  • Delta to beef up Asia service from Seattle
  • World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook for this year
  • Philippines, Muslim rebels agree on peace pact
  • SKorea to have longer-range missiles under US pact
  • Al-Qalda making comeback in Iraq, officials say
 
US report highlights unease about Chinese firms
Global News
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:04

BEIJING (AP) -- Eager to expand in the United States, China's biggest technology companies face an America anxious about threats to jobs and national security.

 
Nobel prize to Briton, Japanese for stem cell work
Global News
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:03

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for discovering that mature, specialized cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells -- a discovery that scientists hope to turn into new treatments.

 
Israeli leader calls for early elections
Global News
Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:03

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule, setting the stage for a lightning quick campaign that will likely win him re-election.

 
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