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Thai Constitutional Court voids February election
Friday, March 21, 2014

BANGKOK, March 21: Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled today that a general election held last month was invalid, deepening a political stalemate following weeks of opposition protests.
 
The February 2 polls, called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in an unsuccessful attempt to ease a months-old political crisis, have not yet been completed because of disruption by demonstrators....

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Takeover of Crimea sends shivers across ex-Soviet Union
Thursday, March 20, 2014

MOSCOW, March 20: It is December 2019 and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is flying to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his bold moves in standing up to the US and establishing a new world order. "Even in its sleep the world does not forget that Russia can turn the entire planet into radioactive ash, not only the United States," reads a new satirical short story by Belarussian writer Sergei Ostrovtsov....

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Australia says definite findings on debris in 2-3 days
Thursday, March 20, 2014

SYDNEY, March 20: Australia expects to make a quick deliberation on whether possible debris seen at sea is indeed from flight MH370, a report said Thursday, but a first spotter flight failed to locate anything in bad weather.
 
Authorities should know something definite on the possible discovery of debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within two or three days, the Australian Associated Press quoted Defence Minister David Johnston as saying in Jakarta....

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Israel troops 'kill Palestinian teen' in West Bank
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HEBRON : Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the southern West Bank on Wednesday, a Palestinian security source told AFP. "Yussef Sami Shawamreh, 15, was killed by the Israeli army near the separation barrier, close to Al-Ramadin village," the source said, indicating that the body was still with the army. ...

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Vietnam jails second blogger in a fortnight
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HANOI : Vietnam jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on Wednesday on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished. Pham Viet Dao, 61, a Communist Party member and a former official at the Ministry of Culture, was charged with "abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the State" after a half-day trial in Hanoi....

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Thai radar saw unknown aircraft after MH370 vanished
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BANGKOK, March 19: Thai radar picked up an unknown aircraft minutes after flight MH370 last transmitted its location but officials failed to report the findings earlier as the plane was not considered a threat, the air force said Wednesday.
 
The information emerged during checks of radar logs on Monday -- nine days after the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers...

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Why didn't passengers use their cellphones?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BANGKOK, March 19: In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks. Even the absence of phone calls or emails from those on board the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 could provide clues for investigators struggling to solve one of the greatest mysteries of modern aviation....

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Democracy, a Referendum, Russia and the West
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

An article written by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey which featured in the Global Research yesterday pointed out the sheer hypocrisy and arrogance showed by the European Union on its retaliation towards the result of Sunday's Crimea referendum.
 
More than 96 percent voters decided that the region should secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
 
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MH370: 77 cases of treatment for family members
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, March: Seventy-seven cases have been recorded concerning outpatient treatment and counseling given to family members of passengers on flight MH370 who are accommodated at the Everly Hotel here over the past 10 days.
 
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said of the total, four had been referred to the emergency department of Putrajaya Hospital.
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Putin takes first step for Russia to absorb Crimea
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MOSCOW, March 18: President Vladimir Putin today took the first steps to absorb the Ukrainian region of Crimea into Russia, in what would mark the most significant redrawing of Europe's borders since World War II.
 
Putin officially informed parliament of Crimea's request to join Russia and instructed the national branches of power to approve an agreement for Crimea to become part of the country....

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