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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

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Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit

A Thai court on Thursday dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010.

80% of matches were successful, says football match-fixer Wilson Raj

Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.

US journo's mother pleads with IS for son's release

Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought'

Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.

In Aleppo, Syria rebels back US strikes on jihadists

In Syria's Aleppo, devastated by two years of fighting and regime attacks, rebels and activists are eager for US strikes against jihadists they say have stolen their anti-government uprising.

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

The official Xinhua News Agency said 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the Wednesday night landslide in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province. Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide.

Ebola-hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Researchers claim to have solved the  ‘sheepdog mystery’

There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the sheepdog mystery.

Imran rejects talks again as Nawaz remains defiant

Imran Khan on Wednesday called off talks with the Nawaz Sharif government, once again, and also announced that he would continue his sit-in in front of parliament house till Sharif tendered his resignation. 'We will not go away. We will not leave this place,' he said.

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said on Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

‘Executions a common spectacle in ISIS-held Syria’

Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

Pakistan: Imran's party lawmakers resign from Punjab assembly

Stepping up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government, lawmakers of Imran Khan's party in the Punjab province assembly resigned on Wednesday.

Gaza’s children of war: Out on the streets after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

Hundreds of Palestinian children were in the crowd that came out on the streets to celebrate the 'victory' following the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel on Tuesday. The truce held on Wednesday.  

N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the 'graveyard of human rights' and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

'Malaysia Airlines should allow hijab for Muslim stewardesses'

Muslim women flight attendantsworking for Malaysia Airlines should be allowed to wear the hijab or the Islamic head dress, a minister has said.
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