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Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra indicted over rice subsidy scheme

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February 19, 2015 02:31 pm

BANGKOK (AFP): Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was formally indicted over a bungled rice subsidy scheme Thursday in the latest legal move against her polarising family that...


Vanilla ice charged with burglary, report say

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February 19, 2015 02:22 pm

Vanilla Ice was bailed out of jail after being arrested in connection with a home burglary, authorities said yesterday. The former rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle...


Suicide bombing kills 4 at Pakistan police complex: report

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February 17, 2015 04:21 pm

LAHORE, Pakistan — An apparent suicide bombing killed at least four people outside a police complex in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, in a rare attack on the relati...


India's Modi appalled by temple built to worship him

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February 12, 2015 04:39 pm

Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was appalled that some of his fans had built a temple to deify him, adding that such an act contradicted traditi...


Ancient Indian epic to be retold on Twitter from villain's viewpoint

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February 12, 2015 02:43 pm

(Reuters) - A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined an ancient Indian epic for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective o...


Isis militants are 'using mentally challenged children as suicide bombers and crucifying others', says UN body

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February 05, 2015 02:06 pm

Isis militants are using children – including those with mental health problems – as suicide bombers and human shields, according to experts from a UN watchdog. Officials b...


Kerry due in Ukraine as talk of arming Kiev grows

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February 05, 2015 01:45 pm

Kiev (AFP): US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Kiev Thursday for talks focussing on the possibility of arming Ukrainian forces, a day after four civilians were killed ...


‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ arouses sex toy boom

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February 05, 2015 12:57 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) - The erotic bestselling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates. Now manufacturer...


Japan's women wrestlers take on sumo's big boys

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February 05, 2015 12:52 pm

TOKYO (AFP) - Nineteen-year-old Sayaka Matsuo lies on the tatami mat as a personal masseur works on her neck and shoulders to squeeze out the knots.  But this is no pamper packag...


Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

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February 05, 2015 12:18 pm

A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him, the BBC reported.   Senior Buddhists say the monk, found...




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