Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Asian shares on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of Wall Street, which pulled back overnight on disappointing earnings, while the dollar strengthened and oil prices extended this week's losses. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei reversed earlier losses to close up 0.15 percent as the yen pulled back.
In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay. According to figures released Wednesday, tourism has overtaken dairy as the nation's top earner of ...
SYDNEY (AP) — Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people including their mothers on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.