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China city lifts quarantine after man dies of bubonic plague

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 4:39PM UTC China city lifts quarantine after man dies of bubonic plague

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have lifted a nine-day quarantine in parts of a northern city that was imposed after a man died of bubonic plague. A total of 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province. Authorities determined they had come in contact with

Philippines deports Australian Islamic preacher

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 4:33PM UTC Philippine police operatives escort Australian Islamic preacher Robert Cerantonio, alias Musa. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine immigration authorities say they have deported an Australian Islamic preacher on suspicion of links to terrorists.

Silence for Malaysia Airlines jet victims at Glasgow Games

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:34AM UTC Silence for Malaysia Airlines jet victims at Glasgow Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash have been remembered at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a period of silence.

Obama hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent Southeast Asia

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:19AM UTC US President Barack Obama. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Indonesia’s presidential election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result.

Bomb kills 2, hurts 8 in Thailand’s Deep South

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:55AM UTC Bomb kills 2, hurts 8 in Thailand’s Deep South

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say two people were killed and eight other civilians wounded by a vehicle bomb in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Chamlong Suwalak says that suspected Islamic insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device hidden in a pickup truck that was parked near a cockfighting ground

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