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El Nino Dries Up Asia As Its Stormy Sister La Nina Looms

TEMERLOH: Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia, and experts warn of a double-whammy of possible flooding from its sibling, La Nina.

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Paternity Test ‘Proves Spanish Matadors Are Father And Son’

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MADRID: A DNA test has proved that bullfighter Manuel Benitez “El Cordobes” did father another matador who long claimed to be his son, the younger man's lawyer said yesterday.

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Panama Needs 'More Time' To Impose OECD Tax Info Measures

Pic: AFPPANAMA CITY: Panama needs "a little more time" to comply with OECD standards on exchanging tax information but remains committed to greater financial transparency, President Juan Carlos Varela told reporters on Thursday.

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Jewelry Brand J.Estina Accuses Song Hye-Kyo Of Causing 'Significant Losses'

Pic: AFPAfter Korean actress Song Hye-kyo filed a $260,000 lawsuit against the jewelry brand J.Estina, the company upped the ante against the actress, claiming the actress violated the terms of her contract and that her tax problems had caused it "significant losses."

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Indian Woman Drugged By A 'Handkerchief' And Then Raped By 18 Men

A 20-year-old woman was left home alone as her family went to a baithak [get-together], when three men jumped the fence, grabbed her and used a ‘chemical sprayed handkerchief’ to subdue her, before dragging her to a remote location where she was allegedly gang raped by 18 men, India Today reported.

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Clampdown In China Restricts 7,000 Foreign Organizations

 China took a major step on Thursday in President Xi Jinping’s drive to impose greater control and limit Western influences on Chinese society, as it passed a new law restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision.

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Pentagon Working To 'Take Out' Islamic State's Internet

Pic: AFPWASHINGTON: The US military's secretive Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is working to destroy the Islamic State group's Internet connections and leave the jihadists in a state of "virtual isolation," Pentagon chiefs said Thursday.

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Avalanche Fears Over Unauthorised Everest Helicopter Flights

Helicopter firms are carrying out unauthorised sightseeing flights over the upper reaches of Mount Everest, Nepalese officials say.

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‘Degree Programs I Did Not Get Into’: A Princeton Professor’s ‘CV Of Failures’

“Of all your loves mention only the marriage/of all your children only those who were born” writes Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska in one of her most famous poems, Pisanie życiorysu (“Preparing a Curriculum Vitae“).

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U.S. Urges ASEAN Unity On South China Sea Ruling; Warns China On Reputation

Lao's Minister in Government's Office Alounkeo Kittikhoun (L-R), Malaysia's Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs Othman Hashim, Myanmar's Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs U Aung Lynn, Thailand's Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vitavas Srivihok. REUTERS/EDGAR SU

China risks "terrible" damage to its reputation if it ignores an impending international court ruling on the South China Sea, the United States said on Thursday, while urging Southeast Asian countries to rally behind the court decision.

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