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Chinese legislator detained for organised sex trade

Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), was expected to be removed from his post as the Provincial Council of Guangdong recommended action against him for "serious violation of laws".

WaPo, Guardian win Pulitzers in public service for coverage of NSA surveillance

The two newspapers shared the prestigious US award for reporting based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer committee at Columbia University said.

UK bans disputed Indian drug ad for drunk drivers

Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned a controversial online advertisement for an India-manufactured drug that promises to help people pass strict drink-driving rules even after consuming alcohol over the legal limit.

'Russia fighter buzzed US navy destroyer too closely'

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes on Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said Monday.

UK royals bowl over Christchurch with cricket display

Cricket and high fashion may seem strange bedfellows, but Prince William's wife Kate combined both with aplomb on Monday in New Zealand when she showed off her batting skills in heels.

Supremacist identified as suspect in Kansas shootings

A jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas is Frazier Glenn Cross.

Mini-sub deployed to scour ocean depths in MH370 hunt

Australia was Monday deploying a mini-sub to scour the Indian Ocean seabed for MH370 at the daunting depth of 15,000 feet, abandoning the search for black-box transmissions six days after the last ping was heard.

AT&T collaborating with NSA disappointing: Kurt Opsahl

US-based civil society organisation Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took US telecom AT&T to court for willingly sharing material with the NSA to help its surveillance regime. EFF’s Senior Attorney Kurt Opsahl tells Saikat Datta on mail that their efforts to push back on surveillance will continue.

Trial of Gaddafi's 2 sons, former officials get underway

Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, two of Gaddafi's sons, are expected to appear in court on Monday, facing charges of corruption and war crimes alongside more than 30 other Gaddafi-era officials.

MH370 search: Tracing false leads back to March

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here's a look back.

US man throws away $1.25 mn worth winning lottery tickets

The man bought 25 tickets with the same numbers from Zhou Grocery on South Queen Street in York more than a year ago, but never claimed the prize. The tickets have now expired and the winnings will go unclaimed.

At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash: official

A bus slammed into the back of a badly parked trailer-truck and burst into flames in Mexico Sunday, killing at least 36 people and injuring four others, authorities said.

Ukraine readies military op against pro-Russians, sets Monday deadline

Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.

3 killed in Jewish centre shootings in Kansas

A gunman shot three people dead Sunday at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas on the eve of Passover, police said.

US woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

A US woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

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