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ROME/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Poland had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to detain two al Qaeda suspects on Polish territory.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - After spending a decade, and a chunk of the family fortune, in trying to become Indonesia's president, an outraged Prabowo Subianto watched as leadership of the world's third-largest democracy slipped through his fingers this week.
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Artillery fire echoed in the south and northwest of rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight and one district near the city was without electricity as Ukrainian forces pressed a military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.
Finnish telecoms gear maker Nokia on Thursday announced a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit margin in its core networks unit helped by cost cuts and said its full-year expectations had improved.
BALTIMORE (AFP): Former world number one Tseng Yani hopes a chance to play for her country and inspiration from young LPGA stars can revive the form that won her five major titles.
MELBOURNE: The Malaysian Consul General here, Datuk Dr Mohd Rameez Yahaya, were among diplomats, political and religious leaders, who took part in a multi-faith service to pay their respects to the 298 people who died in the MH17 crash at the St Paul's Cathedral Thursday.
KUCHING: The government expects to earn an additional revenue of RM3bil in the first year the Goods and Services Tax (GST) introduction starting April next year, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Master schemer Jake White's influence will be writ large on the Super Rugby semi-finals this weekend when his Sharks take on the Canterbury Crusaders and the ACT Brumbies meet the New South Wales Waratahs.
Internet auction site eBay Inc said it planned to expand in Russia, still its top priority among emerging markets even though the country faces increasing Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
The number of girls in India has dropped to 'emergency proportions', warns the United Nations.
KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service expects an uptick in non-performing loans (NPLs), particularly in the household segment, in the South-East Asian banking system.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) member companies will speed up the claims process for compensation payouts to the next-of-kin of the MH17 tragedy.
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.
Police arrested seven people tied to a US$1.6mil (RM5.07mil) international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows and Jay-Z concerts.
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