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LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Jul 2014 2pm

Robber Gets Out Of Prison, Robs Same Bank And Same Teller Again

Pic: Ablestock.comBREMERTON: A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars.

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Boko Haram Attack In Nigeria Forces Villagers To Flee Homes

Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Nigeria, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes in fear. Pic: ReutersABUJA: More than 15,000 people have fled their homes in northeastern Nigeria since an attack last week by suspected Islamist militants that left at least 21 people dead, said an emergency official.

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Beijing Welcomes UN Resolution On Downed MH17

China's President Xi Jinping waves during a visit to a housing development in Caracas July 21, 2014. Pic: ReutersSHANGHAI: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing welcomes the recently passed UN resolution on downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, demanding those responsible be held to account, and called for a ceasefire in Ukraine.

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Indonesia To Officially Declare Winner Of Presidential Election

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesian election officials were expected today to officially declare Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo the winner of a hotly contested presidential election in which his rival has alleged mass cheating.

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Obama Puts Pressure On Russia To Force Ukraine Rebels To Allow MH17 Probe

US President Barack Obama denounces the Russian role in eastern Ukraine in some of his strongest language yet and pointedly appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to cut ties with the Ukraine separatists or risk greater international isolation. Pic: APWASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to force pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to stop blocking an international investigation into the downing of a passenger jet last week.

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Matra To Launch New Electric Mountain Bike In 2015

Matra plans to launch the i-force, its new electric mountain bike, in spring 2015. Pic: AFPPARIS: After breaking out of the niche product realm and into the mainstream in 2014, the electric mountain bike is bound to remain one of the top cycling trends of the coming year. To step up its presence in this segment, the French company Matra, a leading name in e-bikes, has introduced a model it describes as halfway between a bike and an off-road motorcycle. The i-force is slated to hit the market in spring 2015.

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McDonald’s, KFC And Pizza Hut In Expired Food Scandal In China

MCDONALD’S and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.

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(WITH VID) Beyoncé Unveils First Look At ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Singer Beyonce Knowles arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' in Upper Manhattan, New York in this May 5, 2014. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: On Instagram, the pop star posted the first teaser for the adaptation of the best-selling novel.

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Robert Downey Jr Is Highest-Earning Actor

Pic: www.pocketfullofliberty.comNEW YORK: Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney’s Marvel superhero film franchises “Iron Man,” and “The Avengers,” is Hollywood’s highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of US$75 million (RM238 million), according to Forbes.com.

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