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LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 Apr 2014 1pm

Thai Court Gives PM More Time In Abuse Of Power Case

Members of the Volunteers’ Ward to protect the Nation’s Democracy group hold pictures of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during their two days training at the stadium in Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeastern province of Thailand (PIC: Reuters)BANGKOK: Thailand’s Constitutional Court today gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, delaying a verdict that could see her removed from office.

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Grim South Korean Ferry Disaster Search Enters Second Week

Shadows of relatives of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, are cast over messages wishing the safe return of missing passengers at a port where the family members are gathered at in Jindo, April 23, 2014. (PIC: Reuters)JINDO: The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea’s ferry disaster entered a second week today, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families.

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Investors Checking Out Of ‘Hotel Mongolia’ In Limbo

PIC: ReutersULAN BATOR: Welcome to the ‘Hotel Mongolia.’ It’s a lovely place. But you might not be able to leave.

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Venezuela Government, Opposition To Resume Talks

A member of the National Police fires tear gas towards anti-government protesters during a demonstration in which masked youths battled police and blocked a main highway in Caracas (PIC: Reuters)CARACAS: A Venezuelan opposition coalition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will meet for new talks aimed at ending more than two months of deadly anti-government protests, officials said yesterday.

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Countries Convene To Plot Internet Governance

PIC: AFPSAO PAULO: A summit on Internet governance kicks off in Brazil today, aiming for a new global partnership in the wake of revelations on US online surveillance.

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Our Planet Just Had The Fourth Hottest March On Record. Happy Earth Day.

WASHINGTON - Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.

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US Lifts Freeze, Will Deliver Apache Choppers To Egypt

WASHINGTON - The United States will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel, US officials said yesterday.

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Pakistan Army Threatens TV Station

Activists shout slogans during a protest against the attack on television journalist Hamid Mir by gunmen. /pic: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty ImagesPAKISTAN's army demanded the closure of the country's most popular television channel on Tuesday following allegations that the military's main intelligence agency had ordered an assassination attempt on its star journalist.

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American Middle Class No Longer World's Richest

pic: www.nbcnews.comTHE American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

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Tony Blair To Say Battle Against Islamic Extremism Is Paramount

TONY BLAIR will warn the west it needs to take sides in the Middle East and move the battle against Islamist extremism to the top of the political agenda.

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