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China Couple Donates US$15m To Harvard University

A woman sits on a bench and looks through books at Harvard, Massachusetts, July 24, 2014. Pic: ReutersBEIJING: A Chinese billionaire couple have faced a deluge of criticism for donating US$15 million (RM47 million) to one of the richest and most prestigious universities in the US, with Internet users saying it would be better spent on students in China.

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Thailand Urges Israel To Relocate Workers After One National Killed

A demonstrator shouts slogans while holding a sign during an anti-Israel protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Bangkok July 15, 2014. Pic: ReutersBANGKOK: Thailand today urged Israel to relocate 4,000 Thai nationals working near the battle-scarred Gaza strip after one of its citizens was killed.

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Taiwan Airline Suspects Bad Weather Caused Crash

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A transport minister said dozens of people were trapped and feared dead. Pic: ReutersTAIPEI: An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.

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Mourners Demand Justice For NY Man Choked By Police

Reverend Al Sharpton addresses the crowd during the funeral services for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church on Bergen Street in Brooklyn July 23, 2014. Pic: AFPCivil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.

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Suspected Nazi Guard's Death A Blow To Prosecutors

This undated file image shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, Poland, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. Writing over the gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates). The lawyer for Nazi war crimes suspect Johann "Hans" Breyer says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 while awaiting extradition to Germany. German prosecutors had hoped to try Breyer on charges of aiding in the murder of more than 200,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp. Pic: APPHILADELPHIA: German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters.

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Australia Vows Help To Secure Ukraine Crash Site

 Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, in this July 19, 2014 file photo. Abbott said on Wednesday July 23, 2014 he was discussing with government leaders options for securing the 50-square kilometer (20-square mile) crash site, including his preferred option of a multinational security force mounted by countries such as Australia, Netherlands and Malaysia that lost citizens in the disaster. Pic: APCANBERRA: Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent.

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US Pushes For Truce As Gaza Battle Rages

Palestinian rescuers search for the dead and injured in the rubble during a two hour temporary ceasefire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. sraeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 600 Palestinians and more than 30 Israelis. Pic: APGAZA CITY: The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.

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Teenage Pilot Attempting Round-The-World Flight Record Dies In Ocean Crash

Pic: APUS teenager's body recovered after plane flown by 17-year-old US pilot Haris Suleman went down in to the Pacific Ocean, with search continuing for his father who was also on-board.

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Singapore Aviation Authority Asks For Conflict Zone Risk Assessment

The Singapore Aviation Authority of Singapore has urged airlines in the nation state to re-evaluate the routes flown in light of the recent MH17 incident, July 24, 2014. Pic: ReutersSINGAPORE: Singapore’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine last week.

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Los Angeles Gets A Taste Of French Fashion As The Kooples Opens US Flagship

The Kooples, a mid-range French fashion brand has opened its first US stores with a Los Angeles flagship location stocking both the main line and the Kooples Sport collections. Pic: AFPLOS ANGELES: The Kooples is the latest Gallic fashion brand to cross the Atlantic with two new stores in the USA, the latest in a wave of French fashion.

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