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Thai pair jailed for more than two years for royal slur in play

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February 23, 2015 08:27 pm

Bangkok (AFP) - Two young Thais accused of defaming the monarchy in a university play were jailed for two and a half years on Monday, as the ruling junta intensifies a crackdown un...


Frank Sinatra driver's licence and Kurt Cobain credit card up for auction

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February 20, 2015 08:43 pm

Online auction house Paddle8 has listed Frank Sinatra’s 1944 driver’s licence and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s credit card among items in its Legendary: Memorabilia from Ro...


India clears $8 bn plan to build warships

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February 19, 2015 02:33 pm

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India has cleared an $8 billion plan to build seven warships as part of a twin push to ramp up local production and counter an increasing assertive China, a defen...


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 ...




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