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  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.

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  • India angered by basketball's no turban rule

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's sports minister has criticized the 'no-headgear' rule of basketball's world body FIBA after two Sikh players on the national team were told to remove their turbans during the recent Asia Cup in China.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Indonesia's Prabowo faces uncertain fate in opposition

    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jonathan Thatcher JAKARTA (Reuters) - After spending a decade, and a chunk of the family fortune, in trying to become Indonesia's president, an outraged Prabowo Subianto watched as leadership of the world's third-largest democracy slipped through his fingers this week. …

  • South Korea unveils stimulus after ferry sinking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced a $40 billion stimulus plan Thursday after the shock of a deadly ferry sinking slowed economic growth to the lowest level in three quarters.

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  • World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report

    TOKYO (AP) — World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.

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  • Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

    The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to begin the joint exercises on Friday, after an official opening…

  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia.

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  • HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms

    HONG KONG (AP) — As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst.

    Associated Press
  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • Thailand urges Israel to relocate workers

    Thailand on Thursday urged Israel to relocate 4,000 Thai nationals working near the battle-scarred Gaza strip after one of its citizens was killed. Israeli police said a farm labourer, Narakorn Kittiyongkul, died on Wednesday when a projectile fired from Gaza struck the greenhouse where he was…

  • Australian injecting room upholds fight against AIDS epidemic

    Nestled among the bars and strip clubs of Sydney's Kings Cross is a service which not only saves lives, but continues the pragmatic approach which prevented a HIV epidemic among drug-users in Australia. Behind a nondescript shopfront is the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre -- the only…

  • UN humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp

    TOKYO (AP) — The U.N.'s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters.

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  • UN aid chief says Gaza ceasefire is vital

    TOKYO (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian chief said Thursday that a ceasefire to stop the violence in Gaza is vital because of the deteriorating situation.

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  • Shock of ferry sinking slows South Korea economy

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth hit its lowest level in three quarters after a deadly ferry sinking dented consumer spending, the central bank said Thursday.

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  • South Korea's growth slows on weak consumption

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth has hit its lowest level in three quarters.

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  • New Prostate Supplement Takes CVS by Storm

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  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Gopal Sharma NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer…

  • Four American novelists on Booker Prize longlist

    London (AFP) - Four Americans made the longlist Wednesday for the 2014 Booker Prize for Fiction, which has opened up the field for the first time to novelists from outside the Commonwealth.

  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    LONDON (AP) — Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.

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  • South Africa jails rhino poacher for 77 years

    A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate, an official said Wednesday. South African national Mandla Chauke was arrested in the iconic Kruger National Park in 2011 after he killed three…

  • Americans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global

    LONDON (AP) — The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize.

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  • South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.

    Associated Press
  • Millions 'Stunned' By New Website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!