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Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:20AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:02PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company would not be able to resurrect itself under a business rehabilitation process filed for in February.

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:37PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney on Wednesday after wrapping up a 10-day trip around New Zealand. They were greeted by various dignitaries, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, before being whisked off to the city’s famed Opera House for a welcome reception.

WORLD: Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:27PM UTC

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.

Train derails in northeast India, injuring dozens

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:24PM UTC

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has derailed in northeastern India, injuring dozens of passengers. State-owned Indian Railways said in a statement that the engine and nine of the train’s 13 coaches jumped the track early Wednesday near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers (85 miles) east of Gauhati,

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