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Five killed in Brazil small-plane crash

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS): Five people were killed when a small plane they were travelling in crashed in Brazil, the Air Force reported Sunday. The

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China to restrict satellite TV stations to one foreign program

SHANGHAI (Reuters): China will allow satellite television stations to buy the right to broadcast only one foreign program each year from 2014 as part of new restrictions to push “morality-building”

At least six killed as bomb hits Pakistan passenger train

QUETTA: A bomb hit a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwest on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding more than 17 others, officials said. The device, apparently planted

Suicide bomber kills 12 soldiers in south Yemen

ADEN: A suicide car bomber killed 12 soldiers and wounded six others Friday in an attack on a military command centre in southern Yemen’s Abyan province, security and military sources

Couple in China ‘sells’ daughter for iPhone

SHANGHAI: A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for “selling” their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said Friday. Shanghai prosecutors

Saudi turns down UN Security Council membership

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday turned down membership of the United Nations Security Council, accusing the powerful body of “double-standards” a day after it won a seat on it. “Therefore

Snowden has more secrets to share‚ says his father

NEW YORK: The father of Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that the former U.S. spy agency contractor has more secrets to share and should stay in Russia “to make sure

Suicide bomber kills 15 in north Iraq

MOSUL: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in a village in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing 15 people, police and a doctor said. The blast hit a residential area

Japan PM Abe makes third offering to war shrine but again stays away

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made his third ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, but again he did not visit in person to avoid

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims around the world held Eid al-Adha celebrations Tuesday, slaughtering sheep and other livestock to give meat to the poor in the biggest holiday of