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US senators press for more sanctions on Russia

Democratic and Republican US senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday to pass new sanctions without waiting for the Obama administration to act.

Confrontation with US will be a disaster: Xi Jinping

Confrontation with the US would be disastrous for both countries as well as the world, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday addressing an annual bilateral dialogue here in Beijing.

Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues

Shanghai-based Zhinzhen Internet Technology wins over Apple in a Beijing court, upholding validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for Zhinzhen Internet Technology to continue its own case for infringing intellectual property rights.

Typhoon hits Japan, heads towards Japanese archipelago

On Wednesday, one of the biggest typhoons churned Okiwana, heading towards Japanese main islands, left 20 people injures, one seriously.

Rockets fired at Tel Aviv intercepted: military

At least two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Tel Aviv on Wednesday were shot down mid-air by Israel's Iron Dome defense system, the Israeli military said.

North Korea fires two more missiles into the sea

North Korea on Wednesday fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea in the latest in a series of launches interspersed with spurned peace overtures to South Korea.

Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site

Iraq said the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.

12 mothers seeking asylum in Australia 'attempt suicide' to give kids chance

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on prime minister Tony Abbott who Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.

Indian-American sentenced for concealing money in India, UAE

An Indian-American man has been sentenced to six months in prison for concealing more than 8 million dollars in bank accounts in India and UAE.

Ukraine rejects talk with pro-Russian rebels until they disarm

On Tuesday, Ukraine rejected peace talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt an insurgency convulsing the ex- soviet nation until they laid down their arms.

Mahatma Gandhi to stand with foes at British parliament

Mahatma Gandhi, who led efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured with a statue outside the UK parliament which will stand alongside tributes to several colonial-era enemies.

Obama seeks $3.7bn to stem illegal border entries

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants from Central America.

Iranian journalist sentenced to 2 years, 50 lashes

Iranian journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli reported to Evin prison on Tuesday to serve a two-year sentence and receive 50 lashes over charges of spreading anti-government propaganda, sources close to the journalist said.

Abdullah claims victory, Afghan poll crisis deepens

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.

Archives: Cambridge Five spies were constantly drunk

Members of the infamous ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring were ‘constantly drunk’ and were ‘not very good at keeping secrets’, according to files from the Mitrokhin Archive released at Churchill College, Cambridge, on Monday.

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