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Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese ships and planes hunting for a missing Malaysian jetliner have found no wreckage close to where they spotted two large oil slicks. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared off radar screens early Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. An international fleet of planes and ships has been scouring the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for signs of the plane. They spotted two oil slicks late Saturday, which authorities say might have been from the plane. Deputy transport minister Pham Quy Tieu said no wreckage had been seen in the vicinity of the slicks early Sunday, but that the search was continuing.

UK scientists seek to finally unlock secrets of mysterious N Korean volcano

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UK scientists seek to finally unlock secrets of mysterious N Korean volcano

Pyongyang: More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in ...


Ebola outbreak will get worse before it gets better: UN

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Ebola outbreak will get worse before it gets better: UN

United Nations: Top UN officials have warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa "will get worse before it gets better" as they called for international action to deal with the crisis, sa...

Nothing wrong with small scale hoarding, says Bihar CM Manjhi

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Nothing wrong with small scale hoarding, says Bihar CM Manjhi

Patna: Stirring up a controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that hoarding and black marketing of goods by small traders will not be treated as a crime and asked them not to worry ...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe names five women to new cabinet

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe names five women to new cabinet

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday named five women to his new cabinet, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed...

NATO rethinks priorities: Don't provoke Russia, protect members instead

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NATO rethinks priorities: Don't provoke Russia, protect members instead

Newport, Wales: The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old an...

Putin and Ukraine's Poroshenko discuss peace settlement

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Putin and Ukraine's Poroshenko discuss peace settlement

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the cris...

ISIS beheading of Steven Sotloff: Why it's a dumb terror strategy

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ISIS beheading of Steven Sotloff: Why it's a dumb terror strategy

I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy toward the Islamic State... So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of...