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  1. News - China

    World’s largest building opens in China

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 07:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Boasting its own artificial sun and a floor area three times that of the Pentagon, the “world’s largest building” has opened in southwest China to mixed reviews from its first visitors. The towering 100-metre high New Century Global Centre, which is said to to be big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses, recently opened its doors Chengdu. The complex, which Chinese officials say ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM-elect Tony Abbott clamps down on illegal immigrants

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 04:56pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Canberra Clampdown on refugees and axing of pollution tax mark first acts of new coalition government Abbott moves to halt asylum seekers As Australia's new government ... as "baddies versus baddies". Just hours after declaring Australia was "under new management", the athletic premier-elect had donned his sky blue and purple Lycra shorts and helmet ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese man pleads guilty over bid to export US weapons-grade carbon fibre

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:27pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York A Chinese man pleaded guilty to trying to export weapons-grade carbon fibre to China from the United States, after getting caught in a cyber-sting and packing the material in a plain brown box that prosecutors said was labelled “clothing. Lisong Ma, 34, entered his plea on Thursday before US Magistrate Judge Vera Scanlon in Brooklyn, New York. He faces ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Elmore Leonard, veteran crime American author, dies aged 87

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... city of Detroit. To his admiring peers, Leonard did not merely validate the popular crime thriller; he stripped the form of its worn out affectations, reinventing it for a new generation ... "it's fun". Elmore John Leonard was born in New Orleans on October 11, 1925. Nine years later his father, an executive with General Motors, moved the family to Detroit. After graduating ...

  5. News - World

    Briefs, January 30, 2013

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Twitter apologises for porn video 'error' SAN FRANCISCO - Concerns have been raised about Twitter's iPhone video-sharing service Vine after pornography appeared ... in tweets. AFP   Jordan's PM resignsto usher in new era AMMAN - Jordan's last prime minister appointed by the king resigned, making way for a successor who will be elected ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Another Vietnamese cable TV provider drops CNN, BBC

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Hanoi Another provider drops CNN, BBC Popular Vietnamese cable television provider VTV CAB has stopped providing foreign channels, including CNN and BBC, after a new media law ... was "unclear" although Hanoi had told the body it did not want to exclude foreign news. Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus dead have mouths full of foam

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... but that did not lead to a substantive change to US involvement in the conflict. The New York Times, Reuters, Agence France-Presse ... Agencies in Beirut Activists cry 'genocide' and nurse describes classic symptoms of nerve gas poisoning Dead have mouths full of foam They are among the most horrific images ...


    Family holds quiet funeral for gunman's mother in New Hampshire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Family of Nancy Lanza pay their last respects in New Hampshire as other victims are laid to rest Private funeral for slain mother As the funeral processions unfolded this week ... the mother of the killer - was quietly remembered. An official source in New Hampshire confirmed that a private funeral, attended only by her family in an undisclosed location, had been held ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    'Democracy at stake' in Cambodian election, says opposition MP

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Phnom Penh Hun Sen expected to steamroll his way to victory in today's election but the opposition may make some headway despite fears of voting fraud 'Democracy ... But it may make its greatest strides yet. Their weapon, says Mu Sochua, is Cambodia's youth: a growing media-savvy population who depend on each other and the internet to share news ...

  10. News - China

    Former L-3 engineer gets 6 years prison over China exports

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 11:47am by Reuters in New York

    ... “Instead of the accolades he sought from China, Sixing Liu today received the appropriate reward for his threat to our national security: 70 months in prison,” Paul Fishman, the US Attorney in New ... Reuters in New York Sixing Liu accused of stealing thousands of computer files A Chinese national and former L-3 Communications Holdings engineer was sentenced on Monday to nearly six ...




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