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Polls can be delayed: Thai court

Thai anti-government protesters wave national flags as they parade during a rally in Bangkok on Saturday. — AFP photo
Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday opened the way to put off a general election the government has set for February 2, piling pressure on the prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, who... Full story

Five killed as deadly blasts hit in Cairo

Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday, including a suicide car bomber who struck the city’s police headquarters, killing five people in the first major attack on the... Full story

China warns foreign planes entering defence zone

China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defence zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbours, especially Japan. Bitter rhetoric between the... Full story

Mass looting of UN food aid in S Sudan: WFP

Looters in South Sudan have stolen UN food aid that would have fed over 220,000 people for a month, the World Food Programme said Friday. ‘Humanitarian access and looting of food stocks are... Full story

140,000 Iraqis flee Anbar violence: UN

Gunmen take up combat positions in Fallujah, 
Iraq on Thursday.  — AP photo
More than 140,000 Iraqis have fled parts of Anbar province over clashes between security forces and al-Qaeda militants, the worst displacement of civilians in years, a United Nations official said Friday. The spokesman for the... Full story

N Korea proposes family reunions with South

North Korea Friday made a sudden proposal for the resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War, saying the programme could help improve cross-border ties. South Korea immediately... Full story

Protesters seize admns in four Ukraine regions

Anti-government protesters were on Friday occupying regional administration buildings in four regions in western Ukraine after successfully storming the buildings, in a major new headache for the president, Viktor Yanukovych. Full story

Snowden sees ‘no chance’ for fair trial in US

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said Thursday he has no plans to return to the United States, because he would have ‘no chance’ for a fair trial. ‘The hundred-year old law... Full story

India SC orders investigation after tribal rape outcry

India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice. Full story

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British man sentenced to death in Pakistan A Pakistani court has convicted a British man with a history of mental illness of blasphemy and sentenced him to death for insulting Islam’s Prophet. Prosecutor Javed Gul said... Full story


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