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China media: “Mafia-style” crimes – BBC News

BBC NewsNews of “mafia-style” crimes dominate press headlines on Friday, with media asking what “protections” alleged mobsters had in the past decade. Media have reported that Liu Han, ex-head of mining conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged …Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ CrimesTIMEChina to go after political backers of former mining magnateReutersBillionaire kingpin Liu […]

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Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ Crimes – TIME

TIMELiu Han, one of the richest businessmen in China and ex-head of the mining giant Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged with murder, intentional injury, organizing a crime gang, illegal detention, extortion and casino crimes. According to court papers, …China to go after political backers of former mining magnateReutersBillionaire kingpin Liu Han accused of heading […]

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An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’ two top powers, Canada won 3-2. Switzerland beat Sweden earlier …Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 13 Winners and LosersBleacher ReportWinter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Team […]

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Fan arrested for groping ‘Modern Family’ star in Australia – AFP

AFPSydney — Australian police said Friday they had arrested a man for allegedly groping “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland at an event for fans in Sydney, as the US actress spoke of her distress. Hyland, who plays oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the smash-hit …Modern Family star indecently assaulted in SydneyWashington PostCharges laid over alleged […]

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Pussy Riot release video after attack by Cossacks – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldPussy Riot have released the anti-Putin, anti-Olympics video clip they were in Sochi to film, featuring footage from their brutal beating by Cossacks on Wednesday. It came as the IOC said the images from the attack were “very unsettling”, but denied that they …Pussy Riot clashes with police in latest videoThe Globe and […]

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Bette Midler to perform at Academy Awards Ceremony – HitFix

HitFixThe producers of this year’s Academy Awards telecast, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, announced that award-winning singer Bette Midler will be performing on the show. In addition to having won Grammys, Emmys, and a Tony, Midler has also been nominated …Oscars 2014: Bette Midler to perform at Academy AwardsDigital SpyBette Midler Will Perform on the […]

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White House defers to FCC on further action on net neutrality – PCWorld

PCWorldThe administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said in response to a petition that it continues to back an open Internet, but declined to direct the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on how to go about preserving Internet neutrality, as it is an …White House responds to net neutrality petitionSydney Morning HeraldNet Neutrality Petition Addressed by […]

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British Airways to use A380 on London-Singapore flight – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBritish Airways, the last European airline flying to Australia, will give customers the option of flight on a new A380 on the London-Singapore leg of the trip from October, in a move to enhance its offering. The decision by the British flag carrier …British Airways to fly Airbus A380 on London-Singapore routeAustralian Business […]

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Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not in their interests. North Korea’s chubby, basketball-loving leader invites …China says criticism of N Korea by UN unreasonableHindustan TimesWhat can United States do about North […]

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China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held liable in court for crimes against humanity committed by state institutions and officials …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNPyongyang’s gulags […]

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Clashes between riot police, Thai protesters turn deadly – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of riot police attempted to clear out anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital on Tuesday, triggering clashes that left four people dead and 64 others injured. Multiple gunshots were heard near the prime minister’s …4 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in BangkokCNN InternationalThai clashes kill three as […]

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Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into North Korea, which recommended yesterday that the country’s dictator and …Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’NBCNews.comUN probe demands […]

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Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot reportedly detained in Sochi – Fox News

Fox NewsA member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and …Pussy Riot band ‘arrests in Sochi’BBC NewsPussy Riot members detained in Sochi […]

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Thai protest standoff with riot police in Bangkok – BBC News

BBC NewsShots have been fired, with several police officers and protesters being hit, in confrontations between demonstrators and the authorities in Bangkok. Police are trying to retake official buildings and sites that have been blocked by protesters who are calling on …3 Killed as Thai Police, Protesters Battle in BangkokVoice of AmericaLethal battle to clear […]

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Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human rights abuses since the Second World War. In some of the harshest …North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate …Sydney Morning […]

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North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the deaths of fellow inmates, a United Nations report reveals. The UN on Tuesday released a damning …UN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes against humanity’Los Angeles […]

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Google Makes Move That Could Let Users Sign In With Sound – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comGoogle has acquired Israeli start-up SlickLogin in a move that could make signing into your Google accounts a lot more secure. Of course, tech giants often acquire smaller companies for the talent, not the product, so there is no guarantee that Google will …Google buys start-up that uses sounds instead of passwordsSydney Morning HeraldWhy did […]

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Australia asylum: One killed in violence at PNG camp – BBC News

BBC NewsOne asylum seeker has been killed and 77 injured during a second night of violence at Australia’s immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. The man died of head injuries on the way to hospital, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said.Authorities regain control of detention centreABC OnlineOne dead, 77 injured in Manus Island asylum-seeker […]

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Authorities regain control of detention centre – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe ABC’s PNG correspondent, Liam Cochrane, joins The World Today live from Manus Island with the latest developments at the detention centre. Eleanor Hall. Source: The World Today | Duration: 3min 19sec. Topics: refugees, foreign-affairs, world-politics, …Australia asylum: One killed in riot at PNG campBBC NewsOne dead, 77 injured in Manus Island asylum-seeker unrestThe […]

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Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Rome from …Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylumBBC NewsCo-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldEthiopian […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Shows Continuing Shortfalls in Security – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. The hijacking Monday of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner by a co-pilot seeking asylum illustrates a security wild …UPDATE 6-Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to Geneva, exits cockpit by ropeReutersEthiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane […]

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UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea is calling for an international tribunal to investigate …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNN InternationalNorth Korea’s […]

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Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleGENEVA (AP) — It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers — bound for Italy from Addis Ababa — realize something was …Co-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldA look at plane hijackings […]

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18 dead in Nepal plane crash – CNN

CNNKathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — A small passenger plane crashed in the mountains of western Nepal, killing all 18 people on board, authorities said Monday. The Twin Otter aircraft left Sunday afternoon from the tourist town of Pokhara, about 200 kilometers (124 …Nepal plane crash in bad weather killed all 18 on boardSydney Morning HeraldNepal plane […]

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Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacked the airliner early Monday morning and flew it to Geneva, Switzerland, looking for asylum. The man, an Ethiopian in his early 30s, was arrested when the plane landed at Geneva …Co-Pilot Hijacks Ethiopian Plane and Requests Asylum in GenevaNew York TimesEthiopian Airlines […]

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Winter Olympics 2014: casualties highlight dangers of the high-risk Games – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe perils of these high-speed, high stakes Winter Olympic Games keep coming after being highlighted in horrific fashion by the plight of the Russian Maria Komissarova, who was on Sunday night airlifted from here to Germany for further surgery …Winter Olympics: Russian skicross racer undergoes successful surgery for …New York Daily NewsSochi Olympics in Russia […]