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January 17, 2017 11:50 am gmt |
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After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia, which has helped l...
In Latest Stories
January 17, 2017 7:47 am gmt |
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A man suspected of killing 39 people in a New Year’s Day attack on a popular Istanbul nightclub has been caught by police, according to Turkish news media. The suspect was arrested January 16 in Turkey. Photos show the accused gunman with a bruised face and bloodied shirt. The alleged shooter, ...
In America
January 16, 2017 12:34 pm gmt |
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump described himself as a big fan of Britain and endorsed last year’s vote to leave the European Union. “I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing,” Trump said in the interview filmed at Trump Tower in New York on Friday (Jan 13). Trump als...
In Asia
January 16, 2017 11:27 am gmt |
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South Korean tech giant Samsung has refused to accept accusations its de facto leader is embroiled in a corruption scandal involving the country’s president. The special prosecutors’ office is seeking the arrest of following 22-straight-hours of questioning last week. Lee, also known as Jay Y Lee, is...
In Latest Stories
January 16, 2017 5:20 am gmt |
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Turkish cargo plane Boeing 747 flight 6491 has crashed in Chui region, Kyrgyzstan on January 16 morning, the Ministry of Emergencies confirmed to AKIpress. The death toll from the crash of the Turkish cargo plane rose to 32, said First Deputy Prime Minister Muhammetkaly Abulgaziyev. 4 crew members ar...
In Latest Stories
January 15, 2017 6:21 am gmt |
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A cement tanker smashed into traffic on an expressway in southern China’s Guangdong province, killing six people and injuring 16, state media reported on Sunday (January 15). State broadcaster CCTV showed dash cam footage of the moment that the tanker crashed into cars with several of them burs...
In Asia
January 14, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is on an official visit to Australia, met with his counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday (Jan 14) where the pair agreed to deepen defense ties between the two nations through joint military training and exercises. Abe’s visit to Australia is t...
In World
January 14, 2017 10:10 am gmt |
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Locals and tourists braved below freezing temperatures to take part in South Korea’s Sancheoneo ice fishing festival on Saturday (Jan 14). More than a hundred thousand visitors had gathered as of 16:00 p.m. around the frozen water to enjoy or watch the activities, the organisers said. The winte...
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January 14, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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The Syrian army has warned Israel of “repercussions” after rockets struck a major military airbase outside Damascus. Explosions were heard in the capital early on Friday and residents in the city’s southwest suburbs saw a large plume of smoke rising from the area. Footage on social ...
In America
January 13, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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President Barack Obama on Thursday (Jan 12) awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a surprise event at the White House paying tribute to him. Moving Biden to tears, Obama hailed him as “the best vice president America has ever h...
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January 13, 2017 9:02 am gmt |
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A powerful blast caused by a suicide bomber has hit a heavily policed district of the Syrian capital of Damascus with at least seven killed, a police source told state television. The source says the bomber blew himself in the Kafr Sousa neighbourhood where some of Syria’s main security install...
In Asia
January 13, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea – which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters. China’s maritime authority has issued a five-year plan on developing ocean renewable energy, stipulating me...
In Asia
January 12, 2017 12:15 pm gmt |
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Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday (Jan 12) as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye. “I have seriously considered and thought about how I can put my experience and knowledge as a UN Security Coun...
In Asia
January 12, 2017 11:45 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday (Jan 12) at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Abe arrived in the Philippines for a two-day visit aimed at shoring up ties with its mercurial new leader, to boost Tokyo’s economic foothold in the face of antic...
In America
January 12, 2017 7:09 am gmt |
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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at his first news conference after elected president said on Wednesday (Jan 11) said he has no deal with Russia and Putin. Asked whether he accepted that Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly tried to help him win the presidential election, Trump said he consid...