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MALDIVES: President Abdulla Yameen And Wife In Boat Explosion

“But until they find it fully, nothing can be ruled out.” said Shareef.

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INDIA: Syed Ahmed Manipur Governor Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital

INDIA: Syed Ahmed Manipur Governor Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital

Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed was suffering from cancer and was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra last week, said family sources.

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MALAYSIA: Chief Datuk Jamal Md Yuno Arrested

Chief Datuk Jamal Md Yuno is president of the Coalition of Malay NGOs.

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INDIA: Congress Demands Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Resigns Over Rajasthan Mines Scams

INDIA: Congress Demands Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Resigns Over Rajasthan Mines Scams

PCC Chief Sachin Pilot: “This is the biggest scam in Rajasthan… This is the biggest loot in Rajasthan.”

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RUSSIA: I Am Not ‘Czar’ – President Putin Tells Americans

President Vladimir Putin: “No, it does not fit me. It’s not important how I’m called, whether these are well-wishers, friends or political opponents.”

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JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says Japan Can Now Join Forces Abroad To Fight (Video)

JAPAN POLITICS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says Japan Can Now Join Forces Abroad To Fight (Video)

The issue has sparked protests, debate and even a scuffle in parliament. Watch the video discussion.

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin To Start Airstrikes Against Islamic State In Syria Without U.S. Support

President Putin preferred U.S. and its allies to agree to coordinate their campaign against Islamic State militants with Russia, Iran and Syrian army.

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Adds Red Peak To New Flag

Designer Aaron Dustin says it contains references to New Zealand’s mountainous terrain and indigenous Maori culture.

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CHINA: State Security Secretly Detained Phan Phan-Gillis U.S. Businesswoman Accused Of Spying

CHINA: State Security Secretly Detained Phan Phan-Gillis U.S. Businesswoman Accused Of Spying

Jeff Gillis: “It is most stupid politics to arrest a U.S. citizen the week Xi Jinping is coming to U.S. for a state visit on political charges of spying,”

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RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin Extols Alexis Tsipras Prime Minister Of Greece For Election Victory

Alexis Tsipras Prime Minister Of Greece sparked ire in some Western European capitals by cosying up to President Vladimir Putin.

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INDIA: Daughter Of Army Lieutenant Colonel Vows To Join ISIS

The graduate from Delhi University is planning to go to Syria to fight in the ongoing war.

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NEPAL: President Ram Baran Yadav Adopts First Democratic Constitution

China has welcomed the new constitution saying that as a “friendly neighbor” it hoped for increased stability and growth.

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JAPAN: After World War II Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says Japan Available For Foreign Combats

Poll conducted by Asahi Shimbun from Sept. 12 to 13 found that 54 percent of the 1,994 respondents oppose the bills. Read about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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BANGLADESH: Court Orders Khaleda Zia To Face Trial For Embezzlement

Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party says the case was politically motivated. Read more.

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JAPAN: Parliament Approves Abe Security Bills, Troops Can Support Allies Even If Conflict Is Beyond Country’s Borders

“If opposition parties could work together, that would make our job that much easier,” said Aki Okuda, another student leader. Read more Abe Bill.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Lawmakers Scuffle Over Military Bill (Video/Photos)

JAPAN POLITICS: Lawmakers Scuffle Over Military Bill (Video/Photos)

“We do not recognize there was a vote.” said Tetsuro Fukuyama, committee leader for Democratic Party of Japan. Read more.

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NEPAL: Nepal Finally Has Formal Constitution After Decade Of Political Paralysis

“It is pride for all Nepalis that the people’s constitution has been passed from Constituent Assembly,” Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Read more.

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JAPAN: Legislative Committee Approves Security Bills

A senior opposition leader later said they would not accept the vote. Read more about the Bills.

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RUSSIA: President Putin Ready To Listen To Concerns Of Prime Minister Netanyahu About Syria Next Week

“On Monday, there will be a short working visit and talks with Vladimir Putin,” RIA news agency quoted Peskov as saying. Read more.

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NORTH KOREA: Pyongyang Warns U.S. It Has Restarted Atomic Bomb Fuel Production Plants

NORTH KOREA: Pyongyang Warns U.S. It Has Restarted Atomic Bomb Fuel Production Plants

Talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear program have been stalled since 2009. Read more.

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