Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition ...

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Won't change communist system despite US Cuba thaw: Castro

21 Dec 2014

Cuban President Raul Castro has said that he is ready to discuss US' move to normalise bilateral relations but warned that the ...

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Saudi minister says 'confident' oil prices will improve

21 Dec 2014

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said today he was confident world prices would improve after a slide he blamed partly on "lack of ...

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Pak security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad

21 Dec 2014

Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against militants in ...

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IS executes 100 militants trying to flee from Syrian headquarters

21 Dec 2014

Islamic State (IS) in Syria has executed 100 of its own militants who have tried to flee from their headquarters in the country's ...

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IS turning Churches into dungeon, selling Christian artifacts in black market

21 Dec 2014

The Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria is reportedly turning Christian churches into torture chambers and dungeons, selling ...

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Al Qaeda says Peshawar school massacre deeply saddening

21 Dec 2014

A new statement has been released by Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) condemning the Peshawar school massacre by the ...

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India cuts exposure to US govt securities at $77.5 bn in Oct

21 Dec 2014

India has trimmed its holdings of US government securities to $77.5 billion at the end of October

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Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

21 Dec 2014

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalised with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short ...

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Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system

21 Dec 2014

Cuban President Raul Castro said he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, ...

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Obama vows a response to cyber attack on Sony

20 Dec 2014

US President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States "will respond proportionally" against North Korea for its ...

The reason oil could drop as low as $20 a barrel

20 Dec 2014

The many bullish oil investors who still expect prices to rebound quickly to their pre-slump trading range are likely to be ...

China cuts red tape for foreign bank branch openings, RMB business

20 Dec 2014

China has cut red-tape for foreign bank branch openings and entry into renminbi business, state media said on Saturday, the ...

Citigroup says Instagram worth $35 bn

20 Dec 2014

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, critics of the social network said the deal was another sign of Silicon ...

McDonald's is charged with punishing workers

20 Dec 2014

The National Labor Relations Board announced on Friday that its general counsel had brought 78 charges against McDonald's and ...

N Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US

20 Dec 2014

North Korea said US accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it ...

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ISIS executes 100 foreigners who were trying to quit

20 Dec 2014

The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian ...

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Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

20 Dec 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping today warned Hong Kong and Macau to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy ...

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China cuts red-tape for foreign bank branch openings, RMB business

20 Dec 2014

China has cut red-tape for foreign bank branch openings and entry into renminbi business, state media said on Saturday, the ...

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