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2 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment at daybreak and surround its sleeping tenant with guns drawn was actually meaning to target the neighboring dwelling.

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Related Topix: Europe, Austria

5 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: Drugs, China, Asia

8 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit it this year.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

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9 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown

The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

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Related Topix: Burma, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

SFGate

UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Surreycomet.co.uk

Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

KZBB-FM Fort Smith

NATO: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine

NATO officials estimate there are now well over a thousand Russian troops operating inside Ukraine.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Advocate-News

Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Austin, TX

Hereford Times

Deacon jailed for school sex abuse

The Rev Alan Morris, 64, committed the offences while handing out punishments as a teacher at an all-boys Catholic grammar school in Manchester from 1973 to 1990.

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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, United Kingdom

Amherst Daily News

Pooches in a pot? Pet-mad young Koreans say no to elders' taste for dog, prefer to raise pups

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

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Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, North Korea, Restaurant Management,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Congleton Guardian

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

David Cameron will tell business leaders that the UK is 'one of the oldest and most successful single markets in the world' The Prime Minister will hail the UK as one of the world's ''oldest and most successful single markets'' as he campaigns to keep the country together.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England

The Washington Post

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state media.

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Related Topix: Landslide, China, Asia

Lake Country Sun

Banksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline

Dennis Stinchcombe, of Broad Plain Boys' Club in Bristol, by a Banksy artwork, titled 'Mobile Lovers', where the sale and handover have been completed at the Bristol Museum Art Gallery, where it was on display to the public.

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Related Topix: Bristol County, England, Somerset County, England, Europe, United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England

Channel3000

Captive's mom: 'He's an innocent journalist'

A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.

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South End Standard

Clayton Barker died after his grandmother's 999 call was wrongly categorised, the inquest was told

An eight-year-old boy would have had more chance of surviving a fatal asthma attack but for an error by an ambulance call-handler, a coroner has ruled.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

The cigar once smoked by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time.

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Related Topix: South America, Falkland Islands

The Republic

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Separatist rebels shelled a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis.

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Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Belarus,

WRAL.com

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

Erdogan hand-picked his stalwart ally to succeed him and the 55-year old is standing unopposed for chairman of the Justice and Development Party at its extraordinary congress.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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