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On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.
China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.
Usually when the president visits another country, he holds a joint media opportunity with his counterpart. But in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he met reporters together with Aung San Suu Kyi.
Written and directed by John Stewart of The Daily Show, the film tells the true story of an American journalist covering Iran's 2009 election, who was detained and tortured by Iranian authorities.
In New York, the five-bedroom Staten Island home which became famous in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is up for sale.
Details have emerged about the incident in September that led to the Secret Service director to resign. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, launched a review.