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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian court declines to jail opposition leader Navalny

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kirov Alexei Navalny's conviction prevents him from seeking elected office Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s conviction for theft was upheld by an appeals court on Wednesday but his five-year jail sentence was suspended, allowing the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin to walk free. The conviction, however, will prevent Navalny, who emerged from ...

  2. News - World - ART

    Banksy sells works at New York pop-up stall for bargain prices

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 04:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Tourists bag a Banksy – for US$60 Art collectors and tourists in New York got a bargain during the weekend when British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work is expected to fetch upwards of US$150,000 at an auction later this year, sold paintings at a pop-up stall in Central Park for US$60. “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100 per cent authentic ...

  3. News - China - BRIBERY

    Danone to name new management at China unit after bribery scandal

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing French food maker Danone said it will appoint new management at its Dumex infant milk powder operation in China and has suspended a nutrition programme for mothers in the wake of a bribery scandal at Chinese hospitals. Dumex China expressed “deep regret” for what it called shortcomings over a programme that was intended to raise standards in paediatric care ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    War veterans protest at White House over US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington War veterans take their protest to White House Veteran and "tea party" groups protested over the government shutdown in Washington, taking down barricades around the second world war memorial on the National Mall before marching to the gates of the White House. Police officers, some in riot gear, pushed back against the crowd when it got too close ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British police arrest man with knife at Buckingham Palace

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 10:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Police arrested a man carrying a knife on Monday as he tried to gain entry to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth, just a month after another security incident at the central London building. The 44-year-old man was searched then detained on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possessing an offensive weapon, a police ...

  6. News - China - BRIBERY

    Tianjin punishes 13 medical workers in Danone milk powder case

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 08:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Chinese authorities in the northern city of Tianjin have punished 13 medical workers for taking bribes from Danone to recommend the French food maker’s infant formula, the local government said on Monday. The move comes after the official China Central Television (CCTV) reported in September that Danone bribed doctors and nurses to recommend its Dumex milk powder ...

  7. News - Asia

    Fukushima radiation dose estimate questioned

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Fukushima radiation dose estimate questioned Japanese authorities may have underestimated by 20 per cent the radiation doses workers got in the initial phase of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a newspaper reported, citing a United Nations panel. A big earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 damaged the power station north of Tokyo, operated ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    'Allah' for Muslims only, Malaysian appeals court rules

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Putrajaya Court declares Christian paper's use of the word for God will only spread confusion 'Allah' ruled okay for Muslims only A Malaysian court ruled yesterday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God. It is a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over ...

  9. News - China

    China criticises US for giving tacit backing to Philippines in sea dispute

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 08:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday for giving tacit backing to the Philippines’ stance in a tense maritime dispute, stressing again that it rejects Manila’s attempt to seek arbitration. The Philippines, a US ally, has angered China by launching an arbitration case with the United Nations to challenge the legal validity of Beijing’s ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tropical storm keeps US Secretary of State John Kerry away from Philippines

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Storm keeps another US leader away from Manila US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called off a planned visit to the Philippines due to an approaching tropical storm, a week after US President Barack Obama also cancelled a trip to the US ally because of the federal government shutdown. Kerry, flanked by Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario at the East Asia ...




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