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American Woman Murdered in Thailand

Albano’s Business Partner Suspect In Murder

Yes, Jeremy Lin is big in China — but China is also very big

BEIJING — He means something to many people: Asian Americans, underdogs, geeks, Ivy Leaguers, sports fans, Christians, anyone who loves a great story. But Jeremy Lin — the Harvard graduate of Chinese descent born in Palo Alto, California, to Taiwan parents — is …

'Linfengkuang' hits China

He means something to many people: Asian Americans, underdogs, geeks, Ivy Leaguers, sports fans, Christians, anyone who loves a great story. But Jeremy Lin — the Harvard graduate of

Taiwanese Paparazzi Won't Leave Jeremy Lin's Grandma Alone

When Jeremy Lin’s grandma watches him play basketball from her home in Taipei, she doesn’t always understand what’s going on. “I only know when Jeremy puts the…

Liechtenstein Referendum

ZURICH, Switzerland (DPA) – No one elected Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, but he always has the final word in his tiny mountainous realm, to the chagrin of some of his subjects.

Spain has a Doping Problem says Sports Minister

Spain’s sports minister acknowledged the country has a doping problem that needs fixing after its record in the fight against drugs came under scrutiny with Alberto Contador’s ban from cycling.

Chinese navy steps up anti-piracy training

China’s fast-modernizing navy is stepping up training for anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia in a sign of its growing long-term commitment to overseas missions.

Bangkok blasts not terrorist act, says Thai deputy PM

Bangkok, Feb 16 (IANS) Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapha said Thursday that the three explosions in downtown Bangkok Tuesday were a security issue and there was no evidence to classify them as a terror attack, the online edition

Malaysia to deport Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian authorities say they will deport a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter, despite concerns from rights groups that he may be persecuted at home.

Malaysia runner says official gave him drugs

A gold medal-winning Malaysian athlete who failed a drug test at the Southeast Asian Games has claimed in a sworn statement that a top athletics official arranged his supply of banned substances, reports said Tuesday.

Times correspondent Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid had been shot in the West Bank in 2002 and kidnapped for six days in Libya last year, but it was an apparent asthma attack that killed the two-time

Japan, China to promote yen-yuan currency exchange – Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) – China and Japan will begin work this month to promote the direct exchange of their currencies as trade between their two countries grows, the Nikkei newspaper reported on…

The Iraq War Invasion Plot Is Playing Out Again in Iran

The threat Iran poses to U.S. national security is beginning to sound eerily similar to the widely touted threat posed by Iraq in the run-up to its invasion in 2003. It’s a recipe that calls for a frothy link to al Qaeda …

Iran says it's the victim in nuclear showdown

Facing international sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking the position that it’s the victim, not the aggressor. Iran is pointing to the cases of five slain scientists whose deaths it blames

Huge prison fire kills over 350 inmates in Honduras

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (Reuters) – Survivors of a Honduran jailhouse fire that killed more than 350 inmates accused guards of leaving prisoners to die trapped inside their cells and shooting at others when they tried to escape. As torched bodies were pulled out of the prison complex on Thursday, victims’ relatives, …

Outspoken Shirokov makes more Zenit headlines

Roman Shirokov, known as the biggest newsmaker in Russian soccer with his often provocative comments, again made headlines by leading Zenit St Petersburg to a 3-2 first-leg win over Benfica in the Champions League.

9 all-too-familiar auto headlines

Call them the greatest hits of automotive journalism: 9 headlines we keep seeing again and again.

U.S. aid cut may force Israel treaty review: Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood has warned that Egypt may review its 1979 peace deal with Israel if the United States cuts aid to the country, a move that could undermine a cornerstone of Washington’s Middle East policy. Washington has said the aid is at risk …

Egypt-U.S. Rift May Imperil IMF Funding as Reserves Threaten Currency Run

Egypt’s politicians and media are issuing ever-louder accusations of American meddling just as the country seeks loans from the International Monetary Fund, where the

Air Canada to keep flying as pilots agree to mediation

OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Air Canada and its pilots’ union have agreed to submit to a six-month mediation process, which means there will be no immediate strike or lockout at the country’s largest airline, Labor Minister Lisa Raitt…

Motor racing-FIA and Ecclestone keen for Bahrain GP to go ahead

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Formula One is showing nosigns of slamming the brakes on plans to race in Bahrain inApril despite continuing violence in the Gulf kingdom a year onfrom a forcibly-suppressed uprising. Both the governing International…

South Africa: Nation in Trade Row With Brazil

[Nation] Cape Town – A trade war between South Africa and Brazil is set to intensify, with the latter now threatening to lodge a complaint to the World Trade Organisation.

Hungary Should Keep Rate Unchanged Until IMF Agreement, Policy Makers Say

Hungary’s central bank should keep borrowing costs unchanged until the government agrees on an International Monetary Fund bailout, which may allow rate cuts, policy makers Ferenc

Cisco appeals EU's approval of Microsoft/Skype deal

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc has challenged EU clearance of Microsoft Corp’s acquisition of Internet voice and video service Skype at Europe’s second highest court, saying the commission should have put tougher conditions on the deal. “Cisco does not oppose the merger, but believes the European Commission …

Fighters, radar, marine patrols top Asia's military wish-list

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore hosted military brass from across Asia this week at the region’s biggest arms and aerospace bazaar, almost 70 years to the day since it fell to Japanese forces sweeping across Southeast Asia during World War Two…

EDF says France, China to bid for S.Africa reactors

PARIS (Reuters) – French utility EDF said it plans to bid for a contract to build nuclear reactors in South Africa in a possible Franco-Chinese partnership. EDF’s nuclear…

Euro rises on report ECB will help Greece

The euro rose Thursday on a report that the European Central Bank is providing Greece with debt relief.

Exposing The Israeli-Mossad False Flag Terror Attacks

The terror attacks in New Delhi & in Tbilisi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan) & Bangkok (Thailand) are another round of false-flag terror (http://mailstar.net/ostrovsky.html) being waged by the Israeli

Foreign Confidential tells it all: Michael von der Schulenburg is not a stranger to controversy

Schulenburg is no stranger to controversy Foreign Confidential has learned that the number of meetings that von der Schulenburg held with Bio and other opposition figures was unusually high. Informed sources in Freetown say the envoy’s anti-Government bias was well known …

Hong Kong Company Swire Properties Says Estimate Cost For Project In Miami Exceeds $1 Billion

Swire Properties Ltd, a newly-listed developer company based in Hong Kong, had revealed on Thursday that plans were underway to construct a 2.9 million square foot real estate project which would be …

Main index down 0.4pc

SHARES lost 0.41 per cent yesterday after hitting a six-month high a day earlier, as Asian markets slumped on doubts over a bailout for Greece. The Hang Seng Index

First ‘birth tourism’ sentencing made in Hong Kong

It was the first such conviction of a “birth tourist” agent in Hong Kong.The agent, Xu Li, 29, a former babysitter from Hubei province was found to be assisting expectant mainland

Graff files for flotation in Hong Kong

Graff yesterday filed the first documentation needed for its planned IPO in Hong Kong, following upmarket contemporaries Prada and Samsonite International on to the stock exchange. French brand …

Sri Lanka Cricket squashes rumors 1996 Cricket World Cup trophy damaged

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today that the 1996 Cricket World Cup Trophy together with 30 other champions trophies won by Sri Lanka national cricket team over the years was safe in their respective shelves at SLC headquarters.

Germany’s "Al Gore" Defects And Becomes A Sceptic About Global Warming

The myth of man-caused global warming continues to unravel and be exposed as the fraud it has always been. That’s the good news. The bad news…

Drought kills 5.6 mn trees in US state

An estimated 5.6 million trees were killed by last year’s devastating drought in the US state of Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Spain Rules Out Green Levy on Gasoline, El Economista Reports

The Spanish government ruled out adding a levy to the price of gasoline to offset the cost of renewable power generation as it seeks ways to balance the books in the electricity system, El Economista said.

Police defend raids on Murdoch's 'Sun'

London police on Monday defended a string of arrests at Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid The Sun, which has accused the force of carrying out a “witch hunt” against its journalists.

Ecuador court upholds pro-Correa libel verdict

Ecuador’s highest court upheld early Thursday a criminal libel verdict favoring President Rafael Correa, sentencing three newspaper executives and a columnist to three years in prison each and ordering them to pay a total of $42 million in damages.

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