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Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:02PM UTC Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital has gained strength and battered the country’s northern most provinces with heavy downpours and strong winds.

Russia says flight MH17 blame part of ‘an information war’

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:52PM UTC Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were blamed for involvement in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in July without any proof as part of “an information war.”

Thai royalist receives suspended sentence in UK for ‘Rose’ threats

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:42PM UTC The scene outside Bromley Magistrate's Court Tuesday. Pic: Camille Gazau.

Thai royalist Thitipan Rungrawd (34) – also known as DJ Ken – was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Bromley Magistrate’s Court in the UK Tuesday for harassment and possession of a fake firearm.

Koh Tao murders: Police hunt for new suspect

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:04PM UTC Thai police are looking for this man.

A new suspect has emerged in the investigation of the gruesome murder of two British tourists on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao.

Police: American suspect confesses to Bali killing

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:58PM UTC An Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer to a police station for questioning in August. Pic: AP.

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase.

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