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Scientific papers ‘gibberish’ – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostLONDON – A German publisher of scientific journals is deleting 16 papers from its archives after they were exposed as computer-generated gibberish. The fake papers had been submitted to conferences on computer science and engineering whose …Over 100 published science journal articles just gibberishFox NewsPublishers Withdraw More than 120 Gibberish Science and Engineering PapersScientific […]

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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. Thailand’s premier is set to skip an anti-corruption panel hearing on …Thai anti-government protesters target PM again despite hint of talksReuters UKThai anti-graft body to […]

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

Contactmusic.comIn the ultimate demonstration of why we (fans) can’t have nice things (meaningful interactions with our favorite celebrities), Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland left an event for the show early after she was groped by a fan. The harassment took place during a …‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland groped by fan in OzBusiness StandardModern Family star […]

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

Bangkok PostLebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Saturday unveiled a compromise government, capping 10 months of political wrangling during which the war in neighbouring Syria exacerbated sectarian tensions. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (Front C), …New Lebanon cabinetGulf Daily NewsLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaLebanon government formed after 10-month stalemateDaily TimesNew York Times –Reutersall […]

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

PC MagazineInstant messaging app Viber has been acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, owner of Buy.com and Kobo, for $900 million. The free messaging and VoIP service boasts a global user base of 300 million registered users, and spans smartphone, …Japanese online shopping giant buys Viber for £540mTelegraph.co.ukRakuten buys Viber messaging app for $900 millionPCWorldRakuten, […]

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

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started his Valentine’s Day visit with discussions with Xi at the Great …Kerry’s China visit hoped to be “good start” for 2014 relationshipXinhuaUS Secretary of State […]

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Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about clerics getting involved in politics. Luang Pu Buddha Issara joins Suthep …Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme comes under scrutinyChannel News AsiaThailand to deploy 10000 policemen for […]

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

Boston.comPortland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets The Associated Press Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) during …Rockets end Trail Blazers’ win streak in 126-113 winLos Angeles TimesPortland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder game previewOregonLive.comRockets […]

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

New York TimesLi Na of China will play either Ana Ivanovic of Serbia or Eugenie Bouchard of Canada next. Renee Mckay/Getty Images. Advertising. MELBOURNE, Australia — The two-time finalist Li Na stayed in contention for another Australian Open title match after …China’s Li Na responds to angry coach in style brushing by Italy’s Flavia …Herald […]

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Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU’ – BBC News

BBC NewsIsrael has summoned the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain, accusing their countries of pro-Palestinian bias. The Foreign Ministry said the envoys would be told that their “perpetual one-sided stance” is unacceptable. On Thursday, the four EU …Palestinian Leaders Defied Villagers’ Fury In Protecting IsraelisNPR‘I’ll never recognize a Jewish state’Israel HayomIsraeli govt summons […]

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

Houston ChronicleBANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters are planning to shut down Thailand’s capital on Monday by blocking traffic at key intersections, providing a fitting metaphor for the country’s politics: no way forward, no backing out. “Crisis Deepens,” read a big …Thai Protesters to Blockade Bangkok in Bid to Oust YingluckBloombergThailand: Seven hurt as gunmen fire […]

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South Sudan rebels wary of truce – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government. He was speaking after the government said it had agreed to an immediate end to fighting, in a declaration …South Sudan says will attack rebel stronghold if ceasefire rejectedReuters UKFighting […]