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Pacquiao-Mayweather: Forcing the hands for the fight

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India says it will act against BBC for airing gang-rape documentary

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 7:51PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's home minister says the government will act against the British Broadcasting Corporation for ignoring a court order and airing a documentary about a fatal New Delhi gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim....

‘Duang!’ Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 7:21PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — "Duang!" That's movie star Jackie Chan's latest contribution to Chinese mass culture and entertainment....

North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 6:22PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers of this year's University Games say North Korea intends to attend the sports event....

After Ebola ban, North Korea opens marathon to foreigners

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 2:27PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday....

World’s oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117

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Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:32PM UTC

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Pacquiao-Mayweather: Forcing the hands for the fight

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 9:37AM UTC View Comments

As I stated in this column many months ago, it would be pressure from the cable networks that would make the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happen. Simply because it is good business for everybody. And so Leslie Moonves, president and  chief executive officer of CBS, stepped in. Per his account, Moonves shuttled back and forth the between...

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Why Australia’s secret cull of 700 koalas doesn’t come as a surprise

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 4:11PM UTC View Comments

It was shocking to hear of the secret cull of about 700 starving koalas in the Cape Otway region near the Great Great Ocean Road in western Victoria, but this does not come as a surprise....

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Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ polio vaccine

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:15AM UTC View Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say hundreds of parents have been arrested in recent days because they refused to allow vaccinators to give their children the polio vaccine....

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Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:24PM UTC View Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security officials say they have arrested a leading suspect in the hacking death of an American blogger who wrote against religious extremism....

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Is new Australian poll a lifeline for Abbott or a death sentence?

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 11:26AM UTC View Comments

A recent poll by Fairfax-Ipsos has revealed a shift amongst voter favour that on the surface seems to favour the incumbent but battling Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The national poll of 1406 voters could offer a lifeline at just the right moment for Abbott, who survived a potential leadership challenge three weeks ago....

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Britain’s Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 10:20AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Britain's Prince William is making the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation, testing his diplomatic mettle as the second in line to the throne....

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