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Phone hacking trial: NOTW’s 2 senior editors charged

News of the World

Two senior editors on the now defunct News of the World were on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to hack phones between January 2003 and January 2007 with convicted former editor Andy Coulson and others at the tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township.

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Ebola discoverer says 'would happily sit next to infected person on train'

Peter Piot
The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

Speculating endgames: What could happen in Gaza

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

Two ex-editors charged in UK phone hack case

News of the World

Two former editors at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct tabloid 'News of the World' were on Wednesday charged with conspiracy to hack phones.

British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

British Airways

A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers.

Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

Australian budget airline Jetstar apologised on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away 'anything you shouldn't have'.

House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Barack Obama
Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.

‘Ebola poses very serious threat to UK’

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa poses a “very serious threat” to Britain, foreign secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday, as England’s public health authority warned the virus was out of control.

Power trade deal: Nepal's focus on Modi visit


A power trade agreement (PTA) that will enable Nepal to export electricity to India is at the centre of what Kathmandu is eyeing during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.

Suicide blast kills 6 in college campus in Nigeria

bodies of victims

A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said.

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions


Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.

McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal

McDonald launches the Champion Kids program
McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food, tofu as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

At least 24 dead in Guinea rap concert stampede: hospital

A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said.
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