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Communist parties set for majority in Nepal elections

A left-wing alliance has won the majority of seats in Nepal’s parliament, preliminary results from the electoral commission indicated late Sunday. According to French news agency AFP, the Communist CPN-UML party and the former Maoist rebels were set to win 84 seats, while the ruling center-lef...

Bitcoin rises in debut as SEC warns on digital money

NEW YORK: Bitcoin experienced some big swings but finished higher in its debut on a major exchange on Monday (Dec 11), while a leading US securities regulator warned investors about the risks of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin futures for January delivery finished at US$18,850.00 near 2115 GMT on its .....

Quake hits Iran-Iraq border region

TEHRAN: A tremor shook Kermanshah province in western Iran near Iraq's border on Monday (Dec 11), causing panic a month after a major quake killed hundreds of people there, state media and officials said. Two hours after the tremor the state broadcaster, quoting the head of the crisis management ....

US videogame makers may trounce sales estimates again

REUTERS: Tepid holiday sales forecasts from two of the three major U.S. videogame producers have not dampened investors' confidence in one of the past decade's major stock market success stories for a simple reason: they almost always beat them. In five bumper years, Activision Blizzard Inc ......