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LAST_UPDATETue, 30 Sep 2014 5pm

‘Arrests Of Law Enforcers For Graft Is Not Abuse’

Pic:BernamaKUALA LUMPUR: The action taken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in arresting law enforcers should not be seen as a form of abuse, but instead as an effort to improve the image and integrity of the agency concerned.

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RAF Planes Fly First Combat Missions Over Iraq

The Tornado GR4 jets left RAF Akrotiri at 8.30am on Saturday morning Photo: Heathcliff O'MalleyTWO RAF fighter jets armed with missiles have left a base in Cyprus to fly their first combat mission over Iraq.

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Indian Court Convicts Powerful Politician, Jayalalithaa For Graft

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, has been found guilty of corruption by an Indian court and faces a jail sentence of up to seven years./Pic:AFPBANGALORE: An Indian court today convicted Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country’s most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has dragged on for nearly two decades.

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US-Led Strikes Hit Jihadists Attacking Syria Kurd Town, Says NGO

A Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke, in the Red Sea September 23, 2014/Pic:ReutersBEIRUT: The US-led coalition hit Islamic State group targets around a Syrian town on the Turkish border today where tens of thousands have fled a jihadist assault, a monitoring group said.

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Two-Headed Baby Snapping Turtle Spotted Crossing The Road

HUDSON, Maine — A woman in Maine has come across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road.

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Carbon Pollution Levels Rise After Several Years Of Decline

THE Obama administration appears to be losing ground in its efforts to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases, according to new government figures that show pollution levels rising again after several years of gradual decline.

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Fire Set At Air Traffic Control Center Cancels 1,950 Flights

CHICAGO — A contract employee who recently was told he was being transferred to Hawaii set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.

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Mentally Ill Inmate Died Of Thirst After 35 Days In Solitary Confinement

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst was held in solitary confinement for 35 days and cited twice for flooding his cell, according to prison records.

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This Is America’s Fastest Growing Chain ‘Breastaurant’

YOU might think a chain like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or one of those froyo places that seem to spring from the cracks of the sidewalk like subway rats might be the fastest-growing restaurant chain in America.

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NYPD Saves Engagement Ring Minutes After Girlfriend Proposes

TWO NYPD cops saved the day for a clumsy Canadian couple who dropped an engagement ring from the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway as one of them proposed – stopping traffic with their squad car so they could retrieve the ring from the road-level platform where it landed.

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