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CHINA Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger ... Full story

UKRAINE: Combat vehicles fly Russian flag 


A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators yesterday, dampening the central government’s hopes to re-establish ... Full story

SOUTH AFRICA | Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ruled yesterday that proceedings will adjourn for more than ... Full story

This Day in History: 1969 - Devlin is youngest-ever woman MP

A 21-year-old woman, Bernadette Devlin, has become Britain’s youngest ever female MP and the third youngest MP ever.Standing as an independent Unity candidate, Miss Devlin ... Full story

Offbeat: Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement 

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.The school announced that Combs will be among five people who ... Full story

ORGANIZED CRIME: ‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty to felony charges

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty yesterday to all charges ... Full story

THE BUZZ | Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse 

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives.That’s because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose.In fact, it can make ... Full story

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CHINA Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the world’s largest maker of athletic footwear are striking in a dispute over benefits. A worker said ... Full story

IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS: Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw

U.S. federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a woman accused of thro-wing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, didn’t respond to a phone message yesterday about ... Full story

UKRAINE: Kiev deploys military as Russia evokes civil war risk

Ukraine began a military-backed “anti-terrorist” operation in its eastern border region where militants have seized buildings as Russia’s Prime Minister said the country risks spiraling ... Full story

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