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Russia Rejects Findings Of MH17 Investigators

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RUSSIA is denouncing a report from international prosecutors that says the Malaysian airliner that went down in Ukraine in 2014 was shot down by a Russian-made missile launched from a village held by pro-Russian rebels.

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The Underground Pipeline Shaping North Korea's New Capitalists

As the United States and other nations grasp for new ways to sanction Pyongyang in response to its latest nuclear test, some North Korean defectors see investment in its rudimentary market economy as a way to foment gradual change from within.

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Congress Rejects Obama Veto, Saudi September 11 Bill Becomes Law

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends.

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Grieving Mum Awarded RM5.6 Million After Botched Delivery Kills Newborn

Pic: AWWA Australian mother whose baby died after her labour wasn’t monitored properly has been awarded nearly $1.8 million in damages by the Supreme Court.

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Newborn Baby Who Looks Like An 80-Year-Old After Being Born With Rare Ageing Condition

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The baby was born in the district of Magura, Bangladesh, on Sunday. Local doctors, who have been left stunned, say the baby suffers from a rare condition called progeria.

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Brad Pitt Skips Film Premiere To Focus On 'Family Situation'

LOS ANGELES — A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as scheduled.

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US Will Continue To Work With JIT On Downing Of MH17 Investigation

KUALA LUMPUR: The United States today reaffirmed its commitment that it will continue to work with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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Thailand Cracks Down On Migrant Workers As Anti-Immigration Feelings Rise

A Thai vendor weighs a bag of rice at a market in central Bangkok, in this July 26, 2013 file photo. ― Reuters picBANGKOK: Thailand is cracking down on migrant workers from neighbouring countries, saying they are “stealing jobs from Thais”, amid fears that anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy stagnates.

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Court Denies Arrest Warrant For Lotte Group Chairman

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SEOUL: A South Korean court rejected a request by prosecutors for a warrant to arrest Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin in the latest twist in a wide-ranging corruption probe that has convulsed the country’s fifth-largest family-run conglomerate.

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Samsung Says In Talks With U.S. Watchdog On Washing Machine Safety Issues

Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines.

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