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  • Bloody souvenir 'not from decapitated French King Louis XVI'Bloody souvenir 'not from decapitated French King Louis XVI'

    Two centuries after the French people beheaded King Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, DNA analysis has thrown new doubt on the authenticity of one such rag kept as a morbid souvenir.

  • Malaysia InsiderObama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    US President Barack Obama today vowed to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme. Obama described as "critically important" China's role in keeping its wayward ally in check after South Korea said heightened...

  • Malaysia InsiderSouth Korean prosecutors raid shipping safety watchdogs after ferry disaster

    South Korean prosecutors today said that they had raided shipping safety watchdogs as part of expanded investigations following the sinking of a ferry last week in which more than 300 people were killed or missing presumed dead. "The objective was to investigate malpractices and corruption in the entire shipping industry," Song In-taek, head...

  • Malaysia InsiderBoy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned

    A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn't float apart. The diver said he had to separate the two because he could not carry two corpses up to the surface at the same time. "I...

  • Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom dealMexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal

    Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim looked on Thursday to have at last secured a firm European foothold with a deal giving him effective control of Telekom Austria, six months after failing to acquire the Dutch KPN.

  • Malaysia InsiderPoliceman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

    An Afghan policeman opened fire today on staff at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity, killing three Americans in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city. The gunman was injured in the incident outside the CURE International hospital and detained by police, officials said, adding that the motive behind the shooting...

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Spanish lender CaixaBank posted Thursday a first-quarter net profit of 152 million euros ($210 million), a 54.6-percent drop from the figure at same time last year when it was boosted by one-off gains from acquisitions.

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  • Obama 'ate only half' the sushi courseObama 'ate only half' the sushi course

    Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday.

  • Obama gets a kick out of footballing robotObama gets a kick out of footballing robot

    Barack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon -- an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kickaround with the president of the United States.

  • 'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash'Lost' Malaysian driver jailed for Singapore border dash

    A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car, officials said Wednesday.

  • Powdered alcohol for US market hits label snagPowdered alcohol for US market hits label snag

    A powder that would give new meaning to mixed drinks may take time to hit the US market, the company said Tuesday after regulators found a labeling problem.

  • Powdered alcohol poised to hit US storesPowdered alcohol poised to hit US stores

    Just add water and stir. A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by US regulators and is poised to hit stores in the coming months.


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