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  • Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok on Friday. — Reuters photo

  • Indian Congress Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, left, talks with Congress Party president, his mother Sonia Gandhi, right, during the All India Congress Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday. — AFP photo

  • South Sudanese refugees wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda, where Sudan’s White Nile state meets the South’s Upper Nile, after fleeing battles between rebel and government forces on Thursday. — AFP photo

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Blast targets Bangkok protest rally

Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok on Friday. — Reuters photo
Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand’s capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country’s political crisis and... Full story

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Sonia opposes naming Rahul premier choice

Indian Congress Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, left, talks with Congress Party president, his mother Sonia Gandhi, right, during the All India Congress Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday. — AFP photo
Indian political matriarch Sonia Gandhi Friday refused to bow to her struggling party’s pleas to nominate her son as its prime ministerial candidate in upcoming elections, which she called a battle to save the Hindu-majority nation’s secular identity. Full story

NSA collects millions of text messages globally

The US National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Full story

Syria offers to swap prisoners with rebels

Syria said on Friday it was ready to swap prisoners with the rebels and would take swift steps that could lead to the first such mass exchange in nearly three years of fighting. The announcement by Syrian... Full story

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S Sudan refugee numbers may soon pass 1,000,00: UN

South Sudanese refugees wait at a Sudanese border checkpoint in Joda, where Sudan’s White Nile state meets the South’s Upper Nile, after fleeing battles between rebel and government forces on Thursday. — AFP photo
The number of South Sudanese fleeing their violence-wracked nation for severely overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring countries could exceed 100,000 by the end of the month, the UN said Friday. More than 86,000 South... Full story

Wildfires blaze across Australia

Dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in heat wave conditions across southern Australia on Friday, killing at least one resident. Fire authorities said 68 fires were burning across... Full story

Mass grave fuels fear of thousands buried in Lanka war zone

The discovery of a mass grave containing more than 30 skulls in northern Sri Lanka has fuelled speculation that there may be many more like it containing the remains of thousands who went missing during the island nation’s nearly three-decade war. Full story

UN warns against delayed action on global warming

Delaying action on global warming will only increase the costs and reduce the options for dealing with the worst effects of climate change, according to a draft report by UN experts. The final draft of the report by the... Full story

Thousands flee storm, persistent floods in Philippines

Thousands of people fled rising floods and an approaching storm in a fresh round of evacuations in the Philippines, officials said on Friday as the death toll from a week of foul weather rose to 37. Nearly 13,000 people left... Full story

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Egypt Islamists protest ahead of vote results Protesters loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed with the police Friday as Egypt awaited official results of a constitutional referendum the army-backed government billed... Full story


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