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  1. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Wales had to buckle under pressure, says triumphant Steve Hansen

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:12am by Reuters, Agence France-Presse

    ... Agencies in London All Blacks race away in final 10 minutes as mighty defensive effort takes its toll on hosts; while Ireland edge Australia, England defeat Samoa and Argentina beat France ... This was the Australia’s second straight loss under new coach Michael Cheika following last week’s equally narrow 29-26 defeat by France. But Australia skipper Michael Hooper insisted the Wallabies, who face ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former Singapore PM recovering after prostate cancer surgery

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Goh Chok Tong recuperating at Singapore General Hospital following operation for prostate cancer described as successful by his office Former Singapore prime minister Goh Chok Tong is recovering after successfully undergoing cancer surgery at a local hospital, his office said on Saturday. Goh, 73, “is expected to make a full recovery ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    West wants regime change in Russia over Ukraine, says Kremlin

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashes out at the West, claiming a plot to depose the government in Moscow, after US Vice-President Joe Biden threatens further sanctions Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War. ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 08:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Tensions soar in Ukraine's embattled east following Kiev coalition's vow of intent to join Nato as defence minister says thousands of Russian troops are in the country Ukraine has said Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict-ravaged east and has vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions on Saturday after Kiev’s new coalition ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces unexpected challenge from former health minister Maithripala Sirisena in election called two years early Sri Lanka’s ruling party was set for a purge on Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapaksa in snap elections called for January. Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Freedom ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Ailing Thai king unable to meet new ministers

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Monarch misses planned meeting with coup leader and new government ministers as speculation increases over his declining health Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej missed a planned meeting with two government ministers, palace officials said, amid ongoing public concern over the state of the ailing 86-year-old’s health. The two ministers ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Six nurses, one janitor knifed to death ‘by kitchen hand’ at Chinese army hospital

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... A kitchen hand suspected of knifing to death six nurses and a guard in a hospital dormitory in Hebei province has a history of mental illness. ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea reacts angrily after UN votes to probe ‘crimes against humanity’

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity. A resolution asking the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court passed by a resounding vote of 111 to 19 ...

  9. News - China

    China mourns death of Japanese actor Takakura

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Takakura, best known in the West for his role as a tough detective in Ridley Scott’s "Black Rain", came to prominence in China when Japanese movies were allowed into the country in the late 1970s China on Wednesday mourned the death of Japanese film star Ken Takakura, in a rare expression of cultural affinity between the Asian rivals. ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine orders cessation of state services in rebel-held east

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Senior Ukraine security official says President Petro Poroshenko has ordered an end to government-funded facilities like schools, hospitals and emergency services in the east Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday issued a decree ordering the withdrawal of all state services from the rebel-held east of the country. The order covers ...




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