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RUSSIA: Eston Kohver Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison In Spy Case

The conviction and sentencing were widely condemned by Estonia and Western governments and leaders. Read more.

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THAILAND: Government Says Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bombing Unlikely Connected To International Terrorism

THAILAND: Government Says Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bombing Unlikely Connected To International Terrorism

Ms. Saowanee: “But aiming for massive deaths at one time like this, it doesn’t seem Thai at all.” Read more.

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THAILAND: Prayut Chan-o-cha Biography And Profile

THAILAND: Prayut Chan-o-cha Biography And Profile

Prayut Chan-o-cha was born March 21, 1954, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thai. Prayut Chan-o-cha Biography And Profile.

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SRI LANKA: Ranil Wickremesinghe Defeats Mahinda Rajapaksa In General Election

Ranil Wickremesinghe said: “Let us together build a civilised society, build a consensual government and create a new country.” Read more.

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SRI LANKA: Election Is Peaceful, Results Awaited

Sri Lankans have voted in a general election in which former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is hoping to return to office as prime minister. Read more.

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RUSSIA: Putin In Crimea, Ukrainian Forces And Russian-Backed Rebels In New Battle

Fighting flared between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine overnight, killing at least two Ukrainian soldiers. Read more.

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CHINA: Protesters Demand Government Compensation For Tianjin Explosion

Tianjin Explosion: About 6,300 people have been evacuated from around the site. The death toll from the two blasts last on Wednesday rose to 114. Read more.

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PAKISTAN: Hamid Gul Spy Chief Passes Away At 78

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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