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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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Turkey's 11 presidents from Ataturk to Gul
Monday, August 4, 2014

ANKARA, August 4 - Turkish voters will directly elect their head of state for the first time in the country's modern history in Sunday's election, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan the hot favourite to become president.
 
Turkey's president is a largely ceremonial figure but holds some important powers and Erdogan is expected to seek to expand the role if he takes office, by changing the constitution....

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MH17 probe gathers pace in war torn Ukraine
Monday, August 4, 2014

DONETSK, August 4 - Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels left at least 10 civilians dead in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as an international probe at the crash site of downed flight MH17 made headway.
 
The deputy mayor in the encircled insurgent stronghold of Donetsk told AFP that shooting in a residential suburb had killed six civilians and injured 13, the latest victims of more than three months of civil war that has claimed at least 1,150 lives....

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At least 175 dead in southwest China quake
Monday, August 4, 2014

BEIJING, August 3 - At least 175 people were killed and 1,400 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province Sunday, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation.
 
The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province's northeast, toppled buildings and left rescue teams and residents to pull survivors from beneath the rubble, images on social media showed....

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China - Deadly clashes in Uighur homeland
Sunday, August 3, 2014

BEIJING, August 3 - Chinese state media said Sunday that 37 civilians and 59 "terrorists" had been killed last week in an attack in Xinjiang, home to China's mainly Muslim Uighur minority.
 
The total toll makes the incident by far the bloodiest since rioting involving Uighurs and members of China's Han majority killed around 200 people in the regional capital Urumqi in 2009.
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