164 skydivers break world record with flower formation

China's state-backed curlers hope for Winter Olympic sweep

London council cracks down on wealthy drivers showing off their supercars

Asia Week Ahead: PMI check-ins across Asia

164 skydivers break world record with flower formation

August 2, 2015

Flying head-down, 164 skydivers break the world record with the largest ever vertical skydiving formation. (Photo: AP) 

 

China's state-backed curlers hope for Winter Olympic sweep

August 2, 2015

When Liu Jinli first heard the soft rumble of curling stones slipping over ice in China's frosty northeast a decade ago, the sport was virtually unknown in the country, but China's rapid rise up the curling world rankings reflects a wider growth in ice and snow sports in the country, as Beijing wins the big to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Photo: AFP) 

London council cracks down on wealthy drivers showing off their supercars

August 2, 2015

A London neighborhood proposes a ban on convoys of Lamborghinis and Ferraris that are revving their engines.... and riling residents.

Asia Week Ahead: PMI check-ins across Asia

August 2, 2015

Next week, several Asian countries release their purchasing managers’ indices (PMI). South Korea releases inflation data and the Reserve Bank of India holds its policy meeting. (Photo: Bloomberg)