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Kazakhstan: Press freedom missing from agenda of media talking shop

When international journalists gather for Kazakhstan's annual Eurasian Media Forum, they can expect lively wide-ranging debates about pressing issues facing ...


India election: how Narendra Modi won with an even bigger majority

The stunning majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Indian election is a massive political achievement for ...


RSF Blasts 'Crude Intimidatory Tactic' Used Against Pakistani Daily

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is 'appalled' by the withdrawal of state advertising from Pakistan's oldest newspaper Dawn for ...


Stock rout deepens as investors flee to safe-haven assets

The JSE fell along with other global indices on Thursday as investors fled to safe-haven assets on the back of ...


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Fears Ebola epidemic could spread beyod DRC

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Central Africa) - With the Democratic Republic of the Congo's worst ever Ebola outbreak ...

India Poll - Modi wins a majority of seats

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India's general election, his foreign ...

Pentagon wants reports on unidentified flying objects

U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them ...

Hamas and UNRWA to blame for plight of Gazans, Greenblatt tells UNSC

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. President Donald Trump's Special Envoy to the Middle East and one of two Chief ...

Major casualties after Indonesian election protests turn violent

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Six people lost their lives while more than 200 suffered injuries after mobs clashed with security forces ...

Disabled Australians preyed on, defrauded of millions

SYDNEY, Australia - A massive fraud involving millions of dollars has been uncovered in Australia's largest city, resulting in the ...

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No democracy in sight in Thailand, five years after coup

BANGKOK, THailand - Since Thailand's military seized power on May 22, 2014, the country has faced unending repression of fundamental ...

Bowen carries baggage into Labor leadership contest

CANBERRA, Australia - Australian Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen is running for Labor leader, despite carrying the baggage of being the ...

Elections 2019 show that 2014 wasnt an outlier

BJPs win raises the question of whether India is moving into a post-Mandal phase of politics ...

Charges of EVM fraud can only further polarise the nation

The new government will have to reinforce this with its intent and actions just as people have to with their ...

The politicisation of the armed forces must stop - analysis

Swaying it for electoral gains by proclaiming successes of the military against the traditional adversary Pakistan is certainly leading to ...

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Train under development in China will reach speeds of 600kph

QINGDAO, China - A high-speed train capable of reaching speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour) is ...


Asian stocks fall across the board

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks were lower across the board in Asia on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar gained new ground.Japan's ...


India gets 3/4 billion dollar loan for railways track electrification

NEW DELHI, India - The Indian government is borrowing $750 million equivalent in Indian Rupees, in what will be the ...


Stalling of trade talks weighs on Wall Street

NEW YORK, New York - The U.S. stock markets were largely unchanged on Wednesday, although all the major indices recorded ...


Irish Trade Minister warns businesses to prepare for no deal Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish deputy leader has briefed the cabinet on the risks to Ireland of a no-deal Brexit ...


Stocks in Asia drift, British pound sinks further

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks traded in a tight-range on Wednesday in Asia, with no bourse showing any major variance.Japan's Nikkei ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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