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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

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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.

Russian-backed rebels advance in south-east Ukraine

Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.
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