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Thai PM faces charges as clashes leave four dead (Updated)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BANGKOK: Thailand's embattled premier will be charged with neglect of duty, anti-graft officials said Tuesday, as clashes between police and opposition protesters here left four dead and dozens wounded.The National Anti-Corruption Commission said that if found guilty of the accusations -- which relate to a controversial rice subsidy scheme -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be removed from office....

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Body of Japanese diver found off Bali coast
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DENPASAR: The body of a Japanese scuba diver was found Tuesday floating off the coast of the Indonesian island of Bali four days after she went missing, a rescue agency official said.
 
The diver was among seven women who disappeared after setting off on a diving expedition Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, just east of Bali.
 
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Australian police raid media firms over Corby deal
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SYDNEY: An Australian media firm raided by police Tuesday over a rumoured tell-all deal with paroled drug mule Schapelle Corby condemned the move as disturbing, regrettable and unjustified.
 
Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner confirmed that police descended on the offices of the company's Seven television network and Pacific Magazines to execute a number of search warrants related to Corby, who...

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Five of seven missing Japanese divers in Bali found alive (Updated)
Monday, February 17, 2014

SEMAWANG: Five Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after they went missing, officials said.   Fishermen spotted the divers, among seven women who went missing Friday, some 20 kilometres from where they...

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Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to seek Swiss asylum
Monday, February 17, 2014

GENEVA: The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome hijacked the aircraft on Monday and forced it to land here where he wanted to seek asylum, police said.
 
The hijacker was arrested after he scaled out of the cockpit window on a rope, Geneva police spokesman Eric Grandjean said, adding that the situation was now under control.
 
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Philippine capital braces for traffic nightmare
Monday, February 17, 2014

MANILA: Residents of the Philippine capital got the first taste Monday of a traffic nightmare that will likely worsen and drag on for four years, city officials warned.
 
Several lanes of Metropolitan Manila's main highways will be closed starting Monday night as part of a series of road construction and upgrading projects for the city of about 12 million, the officials said.
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Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan
Monday, February 17, 2014

TOKYO: A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1,600 injured, media and officials said Monday, as the extreme weather sparked widespread transport chaos.
 
At least 19 people have died in snow-related incidents after the record-breaking storm, the top-selling Yomiuri Shimbun reported, with the blast now battering the northern island of Hokkaido....

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South Africa mine rescue ends; no more trapped, says official (Updated)
Sunday, February 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: An operation to rescue men who were trapped in an illegal goldmine near here ended Sunday after 11 miners were pulled out to the surface, an emergency official said.   Many others were reportedly reluctant to come out with officials present, fearing arrest.   "The rescue operation was carried out to completion....

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South Koreans killed as bomb strikes Egypt tour bus
Monday, February 17, 2014

CAIRO: A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean sightseers near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, killing three tourists and the Egyptian driver, a senior official said.
 
It was the first attack on tourists since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army in July sparked civil unrest and a spate of attacks across the country that have mainly targeted security forces....

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Battered Britain faces new winter storm
Friday, February 14, 2014

LONDON: Britain faced a fresh battering Friday as a new Atlantic storm barrelled in, threatening to dump a month's worth of rain on flood-hit communities already struggling to cope after the wettest January for 250 years.
 
The country's Met Office said a multi-pronged attack of wind, rain and snow would sweep across the country after making landfall in southwest England early Friday....

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