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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.


Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, World News, Malaysia, Vladimir Putin

7 hrs ago | Denver Post

Malaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Air Accidents

11 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.


Related Topix: Hong Kong, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangkok Post

Not without a fight

Prabowo Subianto, the former general who has refused to concede defeat in Indonesia's presidential contest, is seeking voting to be redone in as many as six provinces with a legal challenge today.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia,

Bangkok Post

Cool dip banned in Ranong

Ranong municipality has prohibited people from taking a cool dip in a canal in front of Ranong's mineral hot springs, because a strong current could cost them their life.


Related Topix: Weather, Thailand, World News

The Winnipeg Free Press

Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones father from nearby house to pick her up

The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.


Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Air Accidents


Neon lights: Chemistry and magic

Neon might be fading, but there are still plenty of places around the world to spot the glowing signs.


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Bangkok, Thailand Travel, Travel, Thailand Travel, Los Angeles, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Las Vegas Travel, World News, Cambodia

The Baltimore Sun

Two killed by car bomb blamed on separatists in southern Thailand

A car bomb killed at least two people and injured 36 outside a hotel in southern Thailand on Friday, police said, the latest deadly attack in an area plagued by separatist violence for the past decade.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Malaysia, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Malaysia Chronicle

Kit Siang calls for old cases to be reopened after ex top judge accused of Racism & Racial Bias

After the 13th General Elections of May 5, 2013, the country was shocked with the appearance of a former member of the judiciary making racist and seditious statements and speeches undermining the unity, harmony and goodwill among the different races and religions in the country.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia,

Bangkok Post

TAA grounds commuter plan

Thai AirAsia has scrapped a plan to diversify into commuter services that offer short-distance and interprovincial routes using turboprop aircraft.


Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Thailand, Thailand Travel, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, Airbus A330

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Washington Times

Cindy Ha advances in US Girls' Junior

Cindy Ha beat qualifying medalist Angel Yin 2 and 1 on Thursday at Forest Highlands to reach the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, Arcadia, CA, Camarillo, CA, Philippines, World News, Diamond Bar, CA


Myanmar invites MSF back to...

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state, which is gripped by a severe health crisis nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, Immigration Reform

The China Post

President of TransAsia's parent group apologizes

Chairman of SIGMU Group Lin Shiaw-shinn , the parent company of TransAsia Airways yesterday apologized for the crash of flight GE222 that caused the deaths of 48 passengers and injured 10 people near Magong Airport on Penghu Island on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

Deseret News

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused plane crash that killed 48 people

Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Weather, Air Accidents


Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands

Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Air Accidents

News Observer

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

A peaceful transfer of power in Indonesia would buck a worrying trend in a region marred by flawed elections and military meddling.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Global Voices Online

Malaysia's Government, Opposition and People Unite to Demand Justice For MH17 Crash

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Reinforcing a culture of dishonesty in Malays: Ex-CJ - a 'dangerous and irresponsible' man

Want to know what has troubled the Malaysian judiciary all these years? Why it is the butt of jokes and why it has as much credibility as Datuk Ibrahim Ali? This is a man who shades the truth: who spews half-baked nonsense and tries to dress it up as fact.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Religion, Islam

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Science / Technology, NASA

ABC News

Business anxious over Indonesia election result

CHRIS UHLMANN: Australia and Indonesia have a growing business relationship, and some close observers are wondering if the election result will strengthen or weaken those ties.


Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,