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  • Britain charges Alstom with corruptionBritain charges Alstom with corruption

    Britain's fraud watchdog said on Thursday it had launched criminal proceedings against a unit of French engineering firm Alstom over alleged corruption in India, Poland and Tunisia.

  • General Motors' profit skids on recall costsGeneral Motors' profit skids on recall costs

    General Motors on Thursday posted a sharp drop in second-quarter profit as the automaker took heavy charges for safety recalls and a compensation fund for victims of faulty ignition switches.

  • Malaysia InsiderMyanmar Muslims in remote Rakhine suffer worsening health crisis

    Visitors to the medical facility in one of Myanmar's poorest and most remote regions are greeted by a padlocked gate and a sign reading: "Clinic closed until further notice." A vehicle that used to ferry around doctors and patients parked next to the neat compound of bamboo and brick buildings in the western state of Rakhine is covered in...

  • Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all womenIraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

    Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday. 

  • Malaysia InsiderNoting queen’;s past, Dutch resist calls to expel Putin daughter over MH17 crash

    Calls to expel Russian President Vladimir Putin's (pic) daughter from the Netherlands over the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have fallen flat, with many noting that their Argentine-born queen has not been punished for her father's junta past. Despite calls from Ukrainian activists and right-wing Dutch newspapers for Maria Putin, 29, to...

  • Malaysia InsiderDoctors Without Borders nurse on her time in Gaza

    Sarah Woznick is a nurse specialised in intensive care. She arrived in Gaza six months ago from Denver, Colorado. The operation “Protective Edge” seized her at what should have been the last day of her mission but she decided to stay to support the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) team. “I was quite excited to go to Gaza as my first mission...

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  • Tokyo seeks repeat of Olympic legacy bonanza from 2020 GamesTokyo seeks repeat of Olympic legacy bonanza from 2020 Games

    Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan's emergence as an economic power.

  • Bruised, battered but still fighting: Bob GeldofBruised, battered but still fighting: Bob Geldof

    After three months of private grief over the death of his daughter Peaches, Bob Geldof returned to the world spotlight on Thursday, taking up the cause of AIDS with his trademark mix of anger and empathy.

  • Japan's Abe 'should avoid Yasukuni shrine'Japan's Abe 'should avoid Yasukuni shrine'

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said Thursday, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions.

  • Cambodian opposition leader set to become lawmakerCambodian opposition leader set to become lawmaker

    The leader of Cambodia's opposition will be sworn in as a lawmaker following a deal to end his party's boycott of parliament, officials said Thursday, a year after he was barred from standing for office.

  • Motorbike bomb kills six civilians in north AfghanistanMotorbike bomb kills six civilians in north Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed motorcycle in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 in a crowded market as shoppers bought supplies for the upcoming festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, officials said. 

  • Gunmen kill two Finnish women in western AfghanistanGunmen kill two Finnish women in western Afghanistan

    Two Finnish female aid workers were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in western Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the latest killings in a recent spate of attacks on foreigners.


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