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PAKISTAN: Hamid Gul Spy Chief Passes Away At 78 0

Hamid Gul, contentious three-star general who served as head of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s spy agency, from 1987 to 1989 dies. Read more.

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PAKISTAN: Shuja Khanzada Killed In Suicide Attack 0

Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada, 71, got trapped with several others under the rubble after the blast brought down the roof of the building. Read more.

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SRI LANKA: Mahinda Rajapaksa New Election Comeback 0

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa struck a defiant tone in front of thousands of cheering supporters at his campaign rally before Sri Lankans. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Sergei Ryabkov Vows To Veto New Sanction Against Iran In The United Nations 0

“When resolution 1929, the last series of sanctions resolutions, was adopted… we made it clear behind closed doors to our U.S. and EU colleagues that Russia will not let another sanctions” Read more.

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ASIA-PACIFIC: North Korea To Strikes South Korea’s Propaganda Broadcasts

ASIA-PACIFIC: North Korea To Strikes South Korea’s Propaganda Broadcasts 0

North Korea threatened to attack South Korean loudspeakers that are broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda messages across their shared border. Read more.

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INDIA: 11 Indians Languishing In Nigeria Jail For Over 1 Year 0

Over 11 Indians are languishing in a jail in Nigeria for over one year after they set foot in the West African country where their ship docked. Read more.

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AUSTRALIA: Labor To Censure Prime Minister Tony Abbott 0

Australia: Labor has moved to censure the Australian prime minister Tony Abbott in parliament for failing to sack the unions royal commissioner. Read more.

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NORTH KOREA: North Korean Government Vows Declaration Of War Over South Korea-U.S. Joint Military Exercise

NORTH KOREA: North Korean Government Vows Declaration Of War Over South Korea-U.S. Joint Military Exercise 0

North Korea has condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a ‘declaration of war’. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe

JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe 0

Kim Bok-dong 90, is one of South Korea’s 47 surviving comfort women held at brothels, from among the 238 who came forward and shared their stories of abuse.

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INDIA: Government Blocks Over 850 Pornographic Websites, Watching Porn Is More Difficult 0

Under the Indian law, we are duty-bound to examine and block Web sites that transmit content that violates morality and decency,” said Ram Sewak Sharma, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Read more.

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CHINA: Chinese Government Allows Yuan Currency To Hit Low 0

Yuan in China dropped as low as 6.4510 per dollar, its weakest since August 2011. The currency fared worse in international trade, touching 6.59. Read more.

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CHINA: Since 2010 Chinese Hackers Accessing Emails Of U.S. National Security Officials

CHINA: Since 2010 Chinese Hackers Accessing Emails Of U.S. National Security Officials 0

U.S. officials code-named the email intrusion “Dancing Panda” and “Legion Amethyst.” This coincides with Hillary Clinton’s use of private email. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Saudi Arabia, Russia Disagree On Bashar al-Assad Fate 0

Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks on Tuesday to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read more.

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ASIA: Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan Gets Suspended Death Sentence For Bribery, Embezzlement, Power Abuse 0

Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan, was tried in secret and given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve, a sentence that is often commuted to life. Read more.

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SINGAPORE: 50th Independence Day Celebration 0

As fighter jets screamed through the sky, leaders made speeches and people took advantage of free rides on trains and buses. Read more.

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SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Restarts Propaganda Broadcasts To North Korea Over Land Mines

SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Restarts Propaganda Broadcasts To North Korea Over Land Mines 0

South Korea restarted propaganda broadcasts across the border with rival North Korea for the first time in 11 years in retaliation Read more.

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CHINA: Cyber Exploitation And Attacks Units Spies Obama Administration Officials Email

CHINA: Cyber Exploitation And Attacks Units Spies Obama Administration Officials Email 0

China’s cyber spies accessed the private emails of “many” top Obama administration officials, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward 0

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to make a statement commemorating the end of World War II on 14 August 2015. Read more.

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