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Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake levelled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami. "These scan through the rubble to see if anyone's alive or dead," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP.
China's exports grew in November for the first time in nine months while imports also rose in a sign global and domestic demand are recovering. Exports rose 0.1 percent to $19.7 billion, an improvement ...
Chinese exports smashed expectations in November, a positive sign for the global economy, but analysts warned of an uncertain outlook as US President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, with Beijing's trade policy in his sights. China exports broke a seven-month losing streak, rising a forecast-beating 0.1 percent year-on-year to $152.2 billion in November, government data showed Thursday, as a plunging yuan helped boost shipments by making the country's goods cheaper for overseas buyers. Imports also beat forecasts, suggesting the world's number-two economy has stabilised on the back of aggressive policy easing to meet Beijing's growth targets despite years of slowdown.