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Man charged over Taiwan subway knife attack

TAIPEI, July 28, 2015 (AFP) - A knifeman who wounded four people in a Taipei subway station attack “would have killed everyone”, prosectors said Tuesday, as they announced attempted murder charges against the 27 year-old.

World

Obama tells Africans to build democracy, create jobs to thrive

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Barack Obama told African nations on Tuesday they needed to respect democratic rules and create jobs to avoid a slide into disorder.

Environment

South Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa: Barking and snarling in his cage, “Killer” -- South Africa’s most successful poacher-catching canine -- looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

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Australian humpback whale comeback a ‘symbol of hope’

SYDNEY, July 28, 2015 (AFP) - Australia’s humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as "a symbol of hope".

Business

China shares sink again as Beijing scrambles to calm markets

SHANGHAI: Chinese shares sank more than 3 percent on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to stabilise a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

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Buoys found in disputed area

MANILA: Filipino fishermen found several buoys with Chinese markings near the disputed Scarborough Shoal and towed the devices back to shore northwest of the capital, Philippines officials said.

World

Filipino fishermen remove Chinese buoys near disputed, officials say

MANILA (Reuters) - Filipino fishermen found several buoys with Chinese markings near the disputed Scarborough Shoal and towed the devices back to shore northwest of the capital, Manila, Philippines officials said on Sunday.

Nation

Prasarana tracks down molester

KUALA LUMPUR: A bank officer screamed in shock after she was allegedly molested by a man at the Masjid Jamek LRT station last week.

AseanPlus News

Are you still watching TV?

IT is now pretty common in Seoul to see couples sitting in Starbucks, tapping away on their own smartphones. They talk with each other, yet their eyes are often fixed on their handsets, not their loved ones.

World

China says U.S. trying to influence Philippines' sea case

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday the United States was trying to influence a South China Sea arbitration case filed by the Philippines after a senior U.S. official said China would be obligated to abide by the tribunal's decision.