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Return of protest leader Suthep a threat to peace

1 August 2015

BANGKOK: The return to public life in Thailand of a fiery pro-establishment politician risks ending a period of calm and could lead to the delay of an election the ruling military has promised to hold next year, an opposition leader said yesterday.

Air India plane forced to turn back after‘rat sighting’

31 July 2015

NEW DELHI - An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan on Thursday after a “suspected rat sighting” in the cabin.

Fire breaks out on ferry off northern Japan

31 July 2015

TOKYO - Rescue boats were rushing to a ferry with nearly 100 passengers and crew off the coast of northern Japan Friday after a fire broke out on the vessel, local media said.

Beijing wins bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics

31 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.

Deadly shooting at Sri Lanka election rally

31 July 2015

COLOMBO - Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 people, police said.

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

31 July 2015

DAHALA-KHAGRABARI, Bangladesh (AFP) - Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years.

Australia ‘increasingly confident debris from MH370’: search chief

31 July 2015

SYDNEY, July 31, 2015 (AFP) - Australian search authorities Friday said they were "increasingly confident" plane debris that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370, with formal identification possible within 24 hours.

Woman decapitated in China lift accident

31 July 2015

HANGZHOU: A woman was killed while taking a lift in China on Thursday morning, the latest in a string of accidents involving building machinery.

All-star group assembled for final IOC bid presentation

31 July 2015

BEIJING: An all-star team of presenters has been assembled to help Beijing make a final demonstration of its readiness to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and show the world its capacity to stage the winter sports gala.

Cathay Pacific flight makes emergency landing in Alaska

31 July 2015

HONG KONG: A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at a military base in Alaska, after smoke was detected on the aircraft.

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