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  1. News - World

    AP source: US weighs ending spying on allied heads of state; no final decision has been made

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 11:06am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: US weighs ending spying on allied heads of state; no final decision has been made. ...

  2. News - China Insider - CELEBRITY

    ‘I like to show off’: Chinese celebrity Guo Meimei confesses to prostitution, gambling charges on state TV

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:20pm by Patrick Boehler and Cece Zhang

    ... Patrick Boehler and Cece Zhang Critics say state media coverage of celebrity’s confession is an attempt to 'whitewash' China's Red Cross and divert public attention away from spate of tragedies and political scandals Infamous internet celebrity Guo Meimei appeared on state television wearing orange prison attire on Sunday night, remorseful and in tears over her ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California state senator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to graft charges

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco US state senator pleads not guilty to graft charges Leland Yee, a prominent California state senator previously charged with bribery, has pleaded not guilty to a new count of racketeering and to previously filed charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in the state capital, Sacramento. The revised ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US conducts ‘near continuous’ strikes against Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria by the US and its Arab allies were ongoing, as three European governments agree to deploy military jets against the jihadists in Iraq The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - PRESEASON FRIENDLIES

    Manchester United, City, Liverpool lead 'British invasion' of United States

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... to head new 'British invasion' Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are going to the United States hoping ... are good. All the lads love going to the States because you can chill out in the day, do a bit of shopping and relax when you have a bit of down time. You don't get pestered like you might ...

  6. News - World

    Britain, Belgium and Denmark join US-led coalition to fight Islamic State

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... Agencies in London and Baghdad Overwhelming votes in Britain and Belgium to join US-led coalition; Danes send warplanes More Western nations join fight against Islamic State Britain, Belgium and Denmark yesterday joined the US-led coalition of nations launching air strikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the fight. European lawmakers described ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Islamic State jihadsts plan to attack subway railways systems in the United States and Paris, according to Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack underground railway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but US and French officials said ...

  8. News - World - MEXICO

    The dark side of one Mexican state's boom in surrogate pregnancies

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:41pm by GDN

    ... story says much about the Mexican state of Tabasco's emergence as the world's most dynamic new centre of international surrogacy, fuelled by the tightening of restrictions in other ... gestational surrogacy, in which a woman is paid to carry a baby to whom she has no genetic link, has been an accepted practice in some US states since the late 1980s. But with costs typically topping ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Al-Qaeda pipes up again as West faces new threat from Islamic State

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:19pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Even as West confronts Islamic State, group behind 9/11 issues new video appeal and US bombs target an ageing remnant of the organisation Reminders of Al-Qaeda as new enemy emerges As the United States mobilised against new Islamist enemies this month, the voice of an ageing adversary echoed in the distance. Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of al-Qaeda’s founders ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ilham Tohti's 'separatist' videos released by Chinese state media after controversial conviction

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Tohti as saying in one classroom lecture. "The government is like guizi [Japanese soldiers during the Sino-Japan war]. You can fight against it by any means." Although state media ... and restrictions on their religion and culture under Chinese rule. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on Tuesday urging mainland authorities to release Tohti. “This harsh sentence appears ...




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