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Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comparison of …People’s Daily publishes online game whose aim is to shoot Japanese war …South China Morning PostOnline game targets […]

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UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 12, 2014. Source: KNS/AFP/Getty Images.World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN reportBBC NewsUN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes […]

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Venezuelan police hunt opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – BBC News

BBC NewsMr Lopez, who has organised recent anti-government protests, has not been seen in public since Wednesday, when three men were shot dead at the end of opposition marches in Caracas. An arrest warrant has been issued against him. President Nicolas …Venezuela Students March for Fifth Day; Maduro Says Won’t ResignBusinessweekVenezuela police launch manhunt for […]

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Dave Lee Travis’ wife Marianne by his side as philandering DJ cleared of … – Daily Mail

Daily MailDJ Dave Lee Travis has been found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges and the jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court failed to reach verdicts on two other charges. Apart from Travis, perhaps the most relieved person in that room must have been his …Dave Lee Travis: Five things you didn’t knowTelegraph.co.ukDave Lee […]

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Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments came at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His spokesman later denied …Japan and China ties key to growthBBC NewsNorth Asia trio looks to export, […]

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Pakistan guards die escorting Spain cyclist Javier Colorado – BBC News

BBC NewsGunmen have shot dead at least six guards who were escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province. They were about 50km (31 miles) west of the provincial capital Quetta, in the district of Mastung, when they were ambushed.Spanish Cyclist’s Convoy Attacked in Western PakistanVoice of AmericaMastung massacre: Families refuse to bury dead; […]

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Snowden denies he got help from Russia in leaking US secrets: report – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesFormer US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were “absurd,” the New Yorker magazine reported on Tuesday.Snowden seeks extra Russian protection after US threatsUPI.comEdward Snowden Denies Being a Russian SpyTIMESnowden rejects accusations […]

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‘Respect my vote’ – Thai election supporters speak out – AFP

AFPBangkok — Angered by opposition protests seeking to thwart upcoming polls, a burgeoning pro-election movement in Thailand is taking a stand to demand their votes are respected, with candlelight vigils and Facebook campaigns. Seeking a middle ground …Explosions Hit Bangkok ProtestsWall Street JournalExplosions hit Thai anti-government protest in Bangkok; 28 injuredCNNAnti-government protests in Thailand turn […]

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Unable to get last glimpse leaves Suchitra Sen’s fans heartbroken – Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business LineIn life as in death, Suchitra Sen remained an enigma. The 83-year-old actor, who breathed her last this morning at a private hospital in Kolkata, stayed away from public life for over three decades. To respect her last wishes, she was cremated in complete …Suchitra Sen’s fans disappointed at being unable to see […]

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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches – AFP

AFPMelbourne — Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to “leave and live”. A cool change began sweeping the …Hundreds flee homes as heatwave fans Australia bushfiresReutersGrampians bushfire creating its own weather as more than […]

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5 things you need to know on Monday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTaiwan panda cub unveiled to public. Taiwan’s six-month-old giant panda has been unveiled to her adoring public, as long lines of children of all ages queued up at the Taipei zoo to see the cub cavorting around her cage with an understandably protective …Giant panda cub Yuan Zai unveiled in Taiwan’s Taipei zooBBC NewsTaiwan-born […]

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Thousands Rally For Full and Free Elections in Hong Kong – Radio Free Asia

Radio Free AsiaThousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to call for universal suffrage in planned elections for the territory’s chief executive which are currently controlled by Beijing. Many had expected the former British colony to enjoy full democracy by 2017, …Hong Kong Protesters Demand Full Democracy in Next ElectionBloombergPolice get a […]

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Bangladesh police lay siege to Khaleda’s residence – The Nation

The NationDHAKA – Bangladesh’s opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday, as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of general elections next month. As two more people were killed in the …Bangladesh troops sent out to try to stem election violenceReutersBangladeshi Troops to Assist With […]

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Google’s Schaft robot wins Darpa rescue challenge – BBC News

BBC NewsA robot developed by a Japanese start-up recently acquired by Google is the winner of a two-day competition hosted by the Pentagon’s research unit Darpa. Team Schaft’s machine carried out all eight rescue-themed tasks to outscore its rivals by a wide …Google seeks to commercialize humanoid robotsComputerworldRobots’ New Challenge: Pentagon Boot CampWall Street JournalGoogle’s […]

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American singer loses ‘Arabs Got Talent’ to Syrian dance troupe – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldA 23-year-old American singer, who won praise for singing traditional Arab songs, lost the top prize in “Arabs Got Talent” to a Syrian dance troupe. ADVERTISEMENT. Jennifer Grout, of Massachusetts, was one of the top-three finalists Saturday in Beirut, …American singer of Arab tunes has talent – but not enoughChristian Science MonitorAmerican without […]