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Hong Kong police clear protest camp
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HONG KONG -- November 26, 2014: Police arrested main protest leader Joshua Wong and another student protest leader today as authorities forcibly cleared part of a main road blocked for two months by a pro-democracy sit-in.
 
Scuffles broke out as police wearing helmets and brandishing batons moved in to protect workmen, when crowds surged forward to try to stop them tearing down road barricades in Mongkok district....

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Journalists phone records given to UK police in data breach
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LONDON -- November 26, 2014: Telecoms giant Vodafone gave British police the mobile phone records of 1,700 people working for News UK, the company that publishes several top British newspapers, The Times reported yesterday.
 
The Times, owned by News UK, said staff had been informed of the breach by chief executive Mark Darcey.
 
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Swiss to vote on immigration cut 'to save environment'
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Swiss will once again head to the polls this weekend to decide whether to dramatically slash immigration numbers, this time in the name of saving the environment in a proposal opponents have labelled xenophobic.Initiatives aimed at reining in the number of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees to the wealthy Alpine nation have been abundant in recent years....

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Thai police royal defamation probe widens
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BANGKOK -- November 25, 2014: A major Thai police corruption probe widened today with a third high-ranking officer charged under strict royal defamation rules in what analysts say is an attempt by the military junta to strengthen their hold over police. The investigation comes six months after the military took over in a coup and centres around a group of...

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Twenty-four countries mark anniversary of 2004 tsunami
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JAKARTA, (Antara) - Twenty-four countries on Monday attended an international conference to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami that caused widespread destruction in countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.Representatives of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), World Meteorological...

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Sanctions to cost Russia $40 billion a year
Monday, November 24, 2014

MOSCOW -- November 24, 2014: Russia is set to lose around $40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said today.
 
"We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions and we are losing some $90 to $100 billion per year due to oil prices falling 30 per cent," Siluanov said at an economic forum here, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency....

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Afghan suicide attack kills 50
Monday, November 24, 2014

KABUL -- November 24, 2014: Scores of people wounded in a horrific suicide attack at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan were flown to hospital here, officials said today, as families mourned 50 killed in the blast. In the country's deadliest single attack since 2011, the bomber detonated his explosives among packed crowds watching a tournament featuring three local teams in the volatile province of Paktika....

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Parts of MH17 wreckage have arrived in Kharkov, Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- A few parts of the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17's wreckage, which were too big to be transported by train, has arrived in Kharkov, Ukraine by truck on Saturday.The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) in a statement on its website www.onderzoeksraad.nl said other wreckages recovered from the crash site was on its way to Kharkov, Ukraine, which is more than 300km from Torez, by train....

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Pope to ask Europe to tackle racism & religious intolerance
Monday, November 24, 2014

VATICAN CITY -- November 23, 2014: Pope Francis is expected to take Europe to task over racial and religious intolerance during a visit to the European parliament Tuesday, as the crisis-hit continent battles growing populism and the spectre of radicalisation.
 
It will be the second visit by a pope to the parliament in the French city of Strasbourg -- a lightning,...

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Dutch complete MH17 wreckage recovery in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

EASTERN UKRAINE -- November 23, 2014: Dutch experts today completed the recovery of wreckage from the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 here and have sent it to a government-controlled city en route for the Netherlands
 
"(Transport of) the recovered wreckage from flight MH17 is under way towards Kharkiv," by train, the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said in a statement....

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