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  1. Best Western introduces two new brands to Asia.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | 4 Hoteliers

    Best Western International recently launched two new global hotel products, VA b an urban boutique hotel concept and the BW Premier Collection, a soft brand targeting upscale and luxury independent hotels. After unveiling the new offerings at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, the company today hosted an event in Bangkok for international developers and investors to see and learn about the brand's global development strategy for these two new hotel products.


  2. An Arab military force could compound the region's problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    Traditional U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt, fed up with U.S. passivity in the face of mounting turmoil and alarmed by President Obama's push for a nuclear deal with Iran, are moving aggressively to defend their interests without relying on Washington. This development may be welcomed by an administration that has sought to extract the United States from Middle East wars.


  3. Red Cross launches five-year strategic planRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Fiji Times

    Update: 11:41AM FIJI Red Cross Society this morning launched its five-year strategic plan in a bid to promote and strengthen its humanitarian influence and also build a strong organisation. The event at Boron House in Suva is a very significant one as the society aims to align the plan with its vision and mission of building a safe, healthy and resilient communities by working with its partners and empowering volunteers in humanitarian service and advocacy.


  4. Germanwings co-pilot suicidal at one timeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KETV-TV

    The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 has not revealed evidence of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's motive, but he suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office in Dusseldorf, Germany, said Monday. Investigators have not found any writings or conversations where Lubitz shared his motives or confessed to any plans, prosecutor's spokesman Christoph Kumpa said.


  5. AP Investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

    The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.


  6. Cholita the Real Life Paddington Bear is Cleared for Take-Off with 33 LionsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - March 30, 2015 - LIMA, Peru -- MARCH 30, Lima, Peru: The 'real-life Paddington bear' who was abused at the circus is set to get her story-book ending - she will join 33 rescued circus lions on the special 'Spirit of Freedom' flight chartered by Animal Defenders International flying from Peru to Colorado. After a week of urgent negotiations the US Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that it will issue an import permit for Cholita, the bear who has won the world's hearts, to enter the US.


  7. Web Presence In China Joins BC Minister of International Trade to Promote Canadian Digital MarketingRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - March 30, 2015 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver, BC: Web Presence In China , an independent digital marketing and technology firm headquartered in Beijing, joins Canadian businesses on a trade delegation with the BC Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, Teresa Wat. Touring Hangzhou, Nanjing and Shenzhen, the delegation will meet representatives from each city to discuss trade and investment opportunities in China's burgeoning IT industry.


  8. Substantial differences remain as Iran nuclear talks approach key deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | CBC News

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats from Britain, Russia, China and the European Union are participating in nuclear talks with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.


  9. Peter Tarsey, then 19, competed at the Melbourne OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Stroudnewsand Journal

    Police are expected to continue investigations into the deaths of a British former Olympic diver and his wife found shot dead on a sofa at their villa in a "sleepy" Spanish village. Expats Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77, were discovered at their home in Xalo, near Benidorm in eastern Spain, on Sunday afternoon.


  10. Whooping cough epidemic fears for MurrumbidgeeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Area News

    THERE have already been 56 cases of whooping cough reported in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District this year, prompting warnings of an epidemic. THERE have already been 56 cases of whooping cough reported in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District this year, prompting warnings of an epidemic.


  11. Thousands of dairy cattle stranded after export company goes into administrationRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | ABC News

    Around 11,000 cattle have been stranded and a big operation is underway to work out who owns them, after a West Australian based livestock export company, Carpenter International, went into voluntary administration. Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been appointed to try and clear the mess which involves cattle from Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales.


  12. Sexual abuse lawsuit against former Vancouver Olympics CEO dismissed by B.C. judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Vancouver Sun

    An Air Canada passenger jet flying from Toronto to Halifax skidded off a runway early Sunday as it attempted to land in a blizzard. Time is running out to save big on muscle cars, bargain cars, luxury cars, mattresses, patio furniture and diamonds at Like it Buy it Vancouver.


  13. Outer Greater LondonRead the original story

    9 min ago | Diamond Geezer

    Fifty years ago, at the end of March 1965, the Home Counties nudged a lot closer to central London than they do today. Those living to the east of the River Lea were still in Essex, including everyone in Stratford and Walthamstow.


  14. Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential voteRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | CBS Atlanta

    Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from cast... . Members of the congregation raise their hands in celebration and prayer during a sermon at the Banner of Life bible church in the mainly Christian Sabon Gari neighborhood of Kano, northern Nigeria on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.


  15. Bob Downe brings his new show Big Top Bob to the SpiegeltentRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Blaze

    Bob Downe needs no introduction. Taking time out of his super busy schedule the consummate performer chats with us about his new show Big Top Bob.


  16. CSO to perform Sibelius - 'God, how beautiful'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Canberra City News

    THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra's chief conductor and artistic director, Nicholas Milton, is gearing up for a spectacular opening to the 2015 season. Performing this Wednesday and Thursday, the orchestra will open the year's concert season with Schubert's "Magic Harp Overture", Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Sibelius' Symphony No.


  17. Seeking to introduce sport of polo to resortRead the original story

    10 min ago | The Otago Daily Times

    Lynly Fong and Jonathan Gabler, Singaporean-based directors of TJ Investments Pte Ltd, and Alastair, John and Neville Porter, directors of TA Property Trust Ltd, are seeking consent for the polo club within the rural general zone on an 84.96ha area on Malaghans Rd. The application, prepared by Southern Planning Group, said the land was on the northern side of Malaghans Rd, about 5km west of Arrowtown, and the majority of it was used for rearing deer. The applicant was seeking land use consent to establish and operate a polo club on the site, specific polo infrastructure and facilities.


  18. Faizal to feature in Sultan Azlan Shah CupRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | The Star Online

    Faizal Saari was fitter than most strikers in the national team despite staying away from the team for more than a month. - filepic KUALA LUMPUR: Forward Faizal Saari, who only started training a week ago, has been given the green light to play in the six-nation Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh from April 5-12.


  19. US continues support for Israel at Palestinian expenseRead the original story

    11 min ago | Scoop

    The United Nations Human Rights Council approved three resolutions regarding the occupied Palestinian territory and Palestinian rights during the 28th regular session which ended on 27 March. The resolutions called for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, "including their right to live in freedom, justice and dignity .


  20. The Raben Group and Islamic Relief WorldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | The Hill

    The Raben Group has a long history of working with diverse organizations committed to improving the lives of people at risk. We have fought to end gun violence.