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Flight diverted as drunken passengers exchange punches

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:56 am
Jetstar Flight 27 was carrying 314 passengers when it diverted to Bali on Wednesday night after the six who were traveling together to the tourist island of Phuket became “extremely disruptive among themselves” and refused requests from the crew, the Australian budget airline said in a statement. The airline said all six were forced off more »
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Beijing vows to use market forces to boost its military

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:55 am
BEIJING: China said that it would leverage its economy to boost defense capabilities, acknowledging shortcomings with long-held aims to inject more market forces into the development of its military. President Xi Jinping has set great store on military modernization, including developing an ocean-going “blue water” navy, stealth jets and other advanced technologies to better defend more »
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Duterte bans honorifics for govt officials

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:54 am
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order banning the use of honorifics for himself or his Cabinet, in a step his office said aimed to reinforce his populist, “simple” style. Duterte approved the directive on July 15 to halt use of terms such as “Honorable” or “His Excellency,” insisting instead on just more »
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Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader’s son

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:52 am
DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions. Two high court judges overturned a 2013 acquittal by a lower court of 51-year-old Tarique Rahman, who lives in exile in more »
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South Korea president calls for unity over THAAD deployment

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:51 am
SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday the move to deploy a THAAD missile defense system was “inevitable” because of a growing threat from North Korea and that division in the South over its deployment is what Pyongyang seeks. North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles on Tuesday was the latest evidence that more »
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Obama decries discrimination against Muslim Americans

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:50 am
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says discriminating against Muslim Americans “feeds the lie” that the West is at war with their religion. He also says that singling them out isn’t smart national security. In comments Thursday at a White House reception commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Obama called discrimination “an affront” to the values more »
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Hollande says Brexit talks must be done as soon as possible

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:48 am
PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he understood Britain needed time to prepare for negotiations on quitting the European Union, but that it should be done as soon as possible. “There cannot be discussions, pre-negotiations before the negotiation but there can be preparation for this negotiation,” he said at a joint news conference more »
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Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised

News Room : July 22, 2016 6:47 am
NORTH MIAMI, Florida: A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic patient in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. The moments before the shooting were recorded on cellphone video and more »
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