Growth in China’s new home prices slowed in November as markets in smaller cities lost some of their heat, though the sector remained relatively resilient amid a broader slowdown in economic activity.
China's November home price growth slows as smaller cities cool
A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously dominated by the mafia, the EU drugs agency European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said.
New gangs 'Uberize' Europe's cocaine supply, bring more violence
Sweden said Wednesday it was freezing its support to United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) until its executive director is removed, after an expert report blasted the agency’s leadership for systematically failing to address bullying, abuse and sexual harassment.
Sweden freezes support to UNAIDS until leader removed
Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege may have won his Nobel Prize for his work to end sexual violence in war, but the surgeon said the groundwork for equality must be laid in peacetime, as he praised movements like #MeToo.
Mukwege: Fight to end rape in war must begin in peacetime
A Sydney gamer was charged after he was heard allegedly assaulting a woman during a live stream of a hugely popular game.
Gamer charged with assault during live stream
A pepper spray intended for use on violent prisoners in England and Wales has been approved despite being used in nonviolent incidents more than a third of the time in a recent trial, contravening official guidance, the Guardian learned.
Pepper spray used in nonviolent situations in prison pilot
US investigators have so far confirmed that a 78-year-old drifter – who could potentially be the most prolific serial killer in American history – is responsible for more than 40 murders, authorities said on Thursday.
Police confirm more than 40 victims of US serial killer – so far
In the small Scottish fishing village of Pittenweem, residents are worried the political wrangling in London is pushing their dream of Brexit beyond the North Sea horizon.
Storm over Brexit troubles Scottish fishermen

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