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Wealthy Swiss voters say no to world's highest minimum wage, block fighter jets

About 76% of voters in the nation dismissed the proposal made by Swiss union SGB and backed by the Socialist and Green parties for a minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs  ($25 or approximately Rs. 1464 at current exchange rates) per hour, final results showed. 

Singapore: Indian woman charged for abusing maid

A 31-year-old Singaporean woman of Indian-origin was charged in a court here for abusing her Indonesian maid by using hot iron to hurt her legs.

New N Korea warships raise sanctions doubts

Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships -- the largest it has constructed in 25 years and an important "wake-up call" on the effectiveness of sanctions, a US think-tank said Friday.

Motorcycle bomb wounds 16 in Pakistan: police

A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded outside a restaurant in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi wounding 16 people, police said on Friday.

South Korean diver dies in ferry search operation

A diver lost consciousness and died on Tuesday during the search operation for victims still missing after last month's South Korean ferry disaster.

Pak violates ceasefire third time in nine days

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for the third time in nine days by firing with small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Undersea hunt for MH370 set to be extended

The undersea search for missing MH370 is to be extended beyond the small area identified as its most likely resting place as the quest for any sign of the missing plane enters its 50th day on Saturday.

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71, wounds 124

The confirmed toll from the bombing of a bus station near the capital Abuja on Monday is 71 killed and 124 wounded so far

Russian troops storm Ukraine's naval headquarters, US warns Moscow

The United States warned Moscow it was on a 'dark path' to isolation on Wednesday after Russian troops stormed Ukraine's naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol and raised their flag. |  India walks a tightrope over Crimea row | How seriously does Russia's Vladimir Putin take US threats?


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