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Hiroshima marks anniversary of American atomic bombing
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HIROSHIMA, August 6, 2014 - Tens of thousands of people gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima on Wednesday, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high in Japan. Bells tolled as ageing survivors, relatives, government officials and foreign delegates observed a moment of silence in the rain at 8:15 am local time (2315 GMT), when the detonation turned the western Japanese city into an inferno....

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Prabowo starts election court challenge
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

JAKARTA, August 6 -- 2014: Indonesian ex-general Prabowo Subianto angrily claimed widespread cheating cost him victory in the country's presidential election at the start of legal challenge to the results today, as hundreds of flag-waving supporters staged a rally.
 
In a fiery speech at the Constitutional Court, Prabowo lashed out at the dishonesty...

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British Muslim minister quits over Gaza policy (Updated)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

LONDON, August 5 -- 2014: A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet resigned today over the government's policy on Gaza.   Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: "With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation....

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Malaysia to send back to New Zealand officer in sex case
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 5 -- 2014: Malaysia said today it was making arrangements to send an officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges in a case that provoked outrage when the accused was allowed to return home.
 
Muhammad Rizalman Ismail appeared in a New Zealand court on May 10, accused of stalking a 21-year-old woman the previous night and attacking her at her home in the same Wellington suburb where Malaysia's High Commission is located....

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MH17 - A CIA false flag that didn't fly?
Monday, August 4, 2014

The world has seen all this theatre before. We saw it with the false flag Gulf of Tonkin incident during the Vietnam War. We saw it with the CIA-Saudi faked Sarin gas episode in 2013 that brought the world to the brink of a world war.
 
We saw it in the fake Niger uranium yellowcake episode that was used to bully a US Congress into war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003—the so-called Weapons of Mass Destruction that were never found....

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Singapore confirms SIA jet was minutes away when MH17 shot down
Monday, August 4, 2014

SINGAPORE, August 4 -- 2014: A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was just minutes away when Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky in eastern Ukraine, Singapore's government confirmed today. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew told parliament that Flight SQ351, which was headed to Singapore from Copenhagen, was just 90 kilometres from the Malaysian plane -- a distance covered within minutes by passenger jets....

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Another Bangladesh ferry sinks with 200 on board
Monday, August 4, 2014

DHAKA, August 4 -- 2014: An overloaded ferry carrying up to 200 passengers sank today on a river in central Bangladesh, police said.
 
Rescue teams have pulled around 100 people out of the water, authorities said. Two bodies have been found, but the rest remain unaccounted for.
 
The boat was...

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Race to find survivors as China quake kills 400
Monday, August 4, 2014

ZHAOTONG, August 4 -- 2014: An intense rescue operation was under way in China today after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area.
 
More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China's official news agency Xinhua said.
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Petronas plays active role in search for MH370
Monday, August 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, August 4 - PETRONAS continues to provide technical support and funding for the search-and-recovery (SAR) operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by deploying an underwater search equipment and a support vessel to the new search zone.
 
The national oil company will fund RM67 million for deployment of the Prosas Towed Side Scan Sonar and Marine Support Vessel, which will be used for deep-water search....

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Muslim world unity should start with national unity, says Iranian FM
Monday, August 4, 2014

TEHRAN, Aug 4 - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that unity of the Islamic world should start with national unity, calling for convergence of all Muslim groups, Iran's IRNA reported.
   
Zarif made the remarks at a local gathering while criticising the present situation in the Muslim world.
   
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