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Indian Tycoon Mallya Prepared To Settle Debts

Vijay Mallya, a part-owner of the Force India Formula One team who used to run a liquor empire, left India on March 2 owing more than US$1 billion. — AFPLONDON: Former Indian airline boss Vijay Mallya said he is prepared to settle millions of dollars owed to banks after the collapse of his firm, in an interview published Friday in the Financial Times.

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Australian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Afghanistan

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson, 60, is missing in Afghanistan. Picture: FacebookSource:FacebookSYDNEY: An Australian woman working for a charity in Afghanistan has been kidnapped, the country's foreign minister said Friday.

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US Military Punishes 16 Over 2015 Afghan Hospital Bombing

A sign commemorates 14 medical personnel who were killed when an American airstrike destroyed the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz April 26, 2016. — Reuters picWASHINGTON: The US military will announce today that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, US officials told Reuters.

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Xi Move On Faction Suggests China Elite Power Struggle, Say Experts

Experts believe the power base of China Premier Le Keqiang (pic) is under attack by President Xi Jinping and his allies, indicating a struggle at the very top. — Picture by Saw Siow FengBEIJING: Allies of Chinese President Xi Jinping are moving against a Communist organisation that is the power base of Premier Li Keqiang, in what analysts say may be a sign of faction-fighting at the top of the ruling party.

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China, Russia Slam US Plan To Put Missile Defence In S. Korea

A new type of anti-air guided weapon system is fired in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on April 2, 2016. The North's missile tests have push South Korea into talks with the US to deploy missile defence in the country. — Reuters picBEIJING: China and Russia today rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory.

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Rich Chinese Man Takes 8 Robot Helpers On Shopping Spree

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A WEALTHY Chinese businessman in Guangzhou, China turned heads recently when he was seen shopping with the help of some robotic assistance – an entourage of eight robots, to be precise.

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US Teen Birth Rate Plunges To All-Time Low

The US teen birth rate has plunged to an all-time low, driven by sharp declines among African Americans and Hispanics since 2006, health authorities say on April 28, 2016MIAMI: The US teen birth rate has plunged to an all-time low, driven by sharp declines among African Americans and Hispanics since 2006, health authorities said Thursday.

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Fears Of Intolerance Grow Under Croatia’s Conservatives

Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.  ZAGREB: “Nostalgia” for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.

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'Panda Suit' Man Shot By Police Had 'Bomb' Made From Candy Bars

A man wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask walks out of a TV station in Baltimore, Thursday, April 28, 2016.WASHINGTON: A man who threatened to blow up a local Baltimore TV station Thursday dressed head-to-toe in a bear costume was carrying chocolate bars made to resemble an explosive device, police said.

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[Video] British Family Brutally Attacked And Left Unconscious

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The British family who were punched and kicked unconscious during a brutal attack in a resort in Thailand have been named.

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