China ranks second only to the United States in the number of billionaires, according to an annual report of the 1,000 richest people in the country. The Hurun Rich List counted 130 billionaires in China this year, up from 101 a year ago and none in 2003.
August had the most fatalities this year for civilians in Afghanistan because of the country’s disputed election, and violence could rise again when the final results are released, a U.N. report warns.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that he backs a recommendation from the top U.S.
President Hamid Karzai on Thursday rejected widespread allegations of massive fraud in last month’s elections and said he was awaiting the results of investigations conducted by Afghanistan’s electoral bodies.
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission said Sunday it was tossing ballots from 447 polling stations in figuring results of the August presidential election. The number of votes thrown out was not immediately known, but it could be as many as tens of thousands.