Shinawatra to miss anti-graft hearing – The News International

The News InternationalPrime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is fighting for her political survival as pressure mounts on several fronts — in the streets, the courts and from the National Anti-Corruption Commission. … Read More

Sarah Hyland Forced To Leave “Modern Family” Event After Being Assaulted By … – Contactmusic.com

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Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival – BBC News

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Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlock – Bangkok Post

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Japan’s Rakuten Buys Viber Messaging Service for $900M – PC Magazine

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Florence Mayor Renzi set to be Italy’s next leader – USA TODAY

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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

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Rockets end Blazers’ streak with 126-113 win – Boston.com

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Li Returns to the Semifinals, And Ivanovic Tumbles Out – New York Times

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Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU’ – BBC News

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World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82 – The Hindu

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The 34th Annual Razzie Awards Pick (on) Grown Ups 2 – Crave Online

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Thai road protest could lead to political dead end – Houston Chronicle

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At least 18 Iraqi army officers killed in ambush: sources – Reuters

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Singapore PM condoles Indian’s death in accident – Press Trust of India

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