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A Chinese special envoy on Thursday met the families of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, while a Japanese satellite spotted more floating objects in the Indian Ocean possibly related to the plane.

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Embassy says 2 Chinese nationals aboard capsized South Korean ship
Embassy says 2 Chinese nationals aboard capsized South Korean ship On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

The Chinese embassy here confirmed Thursday that two Chinese citizens were on board the capsized South Korean ship, but it was still seeking clarification from South Korean authorities.

S. Korea, Japan confirm gaps on comfort women issue in first talks
S. Korea, Japan confirm gaps on comfort women issue in first talks On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

South Korea and Japan confirmed differences on Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women after holding the first director general-level talks on the " comfort women" issue.

Malaysia to discuss forming international panel on missing plane investigation
Malaysia to discuss forming international panel on missing plane investigation On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said here Wednesday that the Malaysian cabinet would discuss forming an international expert panel to look into the missing flight MH370 incident.

New election expected by July in Thailand: election commissioner
New election expected by July in Thailand: election commissioner On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

Thailand is likely to have a new election in July, said Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn on Wednesday.

Pakistan Taliban decide not to extend ceasefire while keeping talks with gov't
Pakistan Taliban decide not to extend ceasefire while keeping talks with gov't On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

The Pakistan Taliban decided not to extend ceasefire but the dialogue process with the government will continue, the group's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said on Wednesday.

Indian Minister says Modi will annihilate Muslims in India
Indian Minister says Modi will annihilate Muslims in India On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

The Indian Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said if Narendra Modi comes to power, he would annihilate Muslims of India.

Wild weather floods roads, cuts power in New Zealand
Wild weather floods roads, cuts power in New Zealand On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

Thousands of people were without power throughout New Zealand's Northland and Auckland regions as a band of wild wet weather moves down the country on Thurday.

Search for MH370 resumes after a full search mission by Blufin-21 overnight: JAC
Search for MH370 resumes after a full search mission by Blufin-21 overnight: JAC On Thur,Apr 17,2014 , In Full Article

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ( AUV), Bluefin-21, is currently planing its next search mission after completing a full mission overnight, and 12 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Thursday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370,, the Joint Agency Coordination Center

HK bans poultry products from Kumamoto, Japan
HK bans poultry products from Kumamoto, Japan On Tues,Apr 15,2014 , In Full Article

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety on Monday announced that it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect.

Shanghai-HK mutual stock trade to be settled in yuan
Shanghai-HK mutual stock trade to be settled in yuan On Mon,Apr 14,2014 , In Full Article

Trade between the Shanghai and Hong Kong bourses will be settled in the yuan, said the Chinese mainland security regulator on Friday.

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British Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois said Wednesday that Scotland's role in the British collective security is vital, calling for a "new era" for defense in Scotland as part of Britain, the British Ministry of

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Internet rumormonger gets 3-year jail term

Internet rumormonger gets 3-year jail term

On Thur,Apr 17,2014

A Beijing district court on Thursday gave an Internet rumormonger who defamed celebrities and the government a 3-year jail term.

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Yellen says medium-term full employment to back to

On Thur,Apr 17,2014

Full employment is around the corner for the first time in the United States since the beginning of the crisis over two years ago, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday.

On Thur,Apr 17,2014

China on Wednesday announced a string of financial and tax moves including cutting the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for some rural financial institutions to provide more support for the rural economy and bolster job creation.

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WWI commemorations bring wartime memories back to life in Britain

On Thur,Apr 17,2014

Britain's leading museums, galleries and cultural charities have sparked a nationwide craze to mark the centenary of the First World War (WWI), seeking to help communities and travelers in the country

WWI commemorations bring wartime memories back to life in Britain

Spectacular Chinese lanterns show to stage in Britain

Spectacular Chinese lanterns show to stage in Britain

A team of 77 artisans from Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province have created the world's largest indoor attraction, due to open this week in the British seaside resort of Blackpool.

Fish lovers in Portugal flock to last day of country's top food festival

Fish lovers in Portugal flock to last day of country's top food festival

Fish lovers flocked to get their last chance to eat at Lisbon's seventh fish festival on Sunday, which closed with a competition for the country's best cooking bloggers and a masterclass by renowned chef Vitor Sobral.

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Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai

Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai

On Wed,Apr 9,2014 , In Full Article

The shape of pagoda is a copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. The inside of the pagoda is hollow and serves as a very large meditation hall with an area covering more