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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    United Airlines plane makes emergency landing after slide inflates

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Plane makes emergency landing as chute inflates A flight from Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing in the US state of Kansas after a slide deployed mid-air and inflated inside the plane's cabin. The United Airlines Boeing 737 jet left O'Hare International Airport, bound for Santa Ana in California, with 96 passengers ...

  2. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China United Airlines converted into budget carrier

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Parent China Eastern says move is intended to create mainland's biggest low-cost airline China United converted into budget carrier China Eastern Airlines has converted fully-owned subsidiary China United Airlines into a budget airline, it said yesterday, making it the first of the mainland's three big, state-owned aviation players ...

  3. News - World - DRUGS

    First legal marijuana shops in the United States open in Colorado

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:55am by Agence France-Presse

    ... months from now, when it also allows stores to begin selling cannabis. Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti was the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use in the United States ... Agence France-Presse in Denver Marijuana users celebrate as Colorado opens first legal pot shops in US Marijuana users celebrated on Wednesday as Colorado became the first US state ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued ... labour". Washington's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, unveiled by Secretary of State John Kerry, ranks Japan in the second tier of countries where trafficking is prevalent, putting ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    United States in need of a cohesive China strategy, experts agree

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 06:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol Robert Karniol says experts agree on the inadequacy of piecemeal efforts America must put together a cohesive China strategy Four top China analysts testifying this month before a key US congressional subcommittee were clear in their respon ...

  6. News - World - GUANTANAMO BAY

    United States Congress opens door to Guantanamo Bay detainee repatriations

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:56pm by AP

    ... to their third-world countries from which they come," Levin said. "About half of the detainees would remain in Guantanamo because of the prohibition on transferring them to the United States ... proponents of keeping Guantanamo open say they felt they had to allow for transfers to other countries to maintain a more important priority- a bar on detainees coming into the United States ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    United States and Chinese warships nearly collide in South China Sea

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... quickly escalate. The US has raised the latest incident at a "high level" with the Chinese government, according to a State Department official quoted by the US military's Stars ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Presidential advisory panel proposes limits on United States spying

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:16am by Reuters in Washington

    ... overseas and co-conspirators inside the United States. “There is no other way that we know of to connect the dots,” Army General Keith Alexander, the NSA’s director, told a Senate committee last ... recommendation, the panel proposed five tests it said should be met before Washington conducts surveillance against foreign leaders. Revelations in documents provided by Snowden that the United States ...

  9. News - World - HACKING

    Credit card data of 40 million Target shoppers in United States stolen

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Third-largest US retailer faces lawsuits over four-day delay in revealing massive breach Credit card data of 40m Target shoppers stolen Hackers in the US have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visit ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa unites for state funeral of Nelson Mandela

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:37pm by Reuters and AP

    ... a massive stadium memorial in Johannesburg and three days during which Mandela’s body lay in state in the capital, Pretoria. The vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket, covered with a national flag, ... and reconciliation, will be laid to rest after a state funeral mixing military pomp with the traditional rites of his Xhosa abaThembu clan. The ceremony is due to start at 6am. Mandela died in Johannesburg ...




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