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Thailand Upholds Death Sentence for Myanmar Men Over 2014 Murder of British Tourists

A Thai appeal court upheld the death sentence handed down to two Myanmar migrant workers for the murder of two British backpackers on a holiday island in 2014, the two men's lawyer said on Wednesday (01/03).

02 March 2017 | 03:00 AM

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China Calls for Cooperation to Fight Uighur Militants After Video Released

China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday (01/03) it wanted to work with the international community to fight Uighur militants, following the purported release by Islamic State of a video showing Uighur fighters in training.

02 March 2017 | 02:00 AM

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China Calls for Calm on North Korea UN Suspension Call

China urged calm and restraint on Wednesday (01/03) after South Korea called for the possible suspension of North Korea's seat at the United Nations to punish it for using chemical weapons to kill the half-brother of its leader.

02 March 2017 | 01:00 AM

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Chance of El Niño at 50% in 2017: Australian Weather Bureau

The chance of an El Niño in 2017 has increased in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

01 March 2017 | 11:59 PM

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China Drives Global Fintech Investment: Accenture

Global investment in financial technology venture firms grew 10 percent last year to $23.2 billion, the consultancy firm Accenture said on Tuesday (28/02).

01 March 2017 | 11:30 PM

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Reliability Pulled Down by Early Versions: US Official

The overall reliability of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets is being pulled down by initial versions of the aircraft.

01 March 2017 | 11:00 PM

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King Salman Signs Range of Deals at Start of Indonesia Visit

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia held talks with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday.

01 March 2017 | 10:58 PM

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China's Corn Belt Provinces to Offer Subsidies to Feed Producers

China's northeastern Heilongjiang province doled out subsidies to feed producers, the latest in the nation's corn belt to do so.

01 March 2017 | 10:30 PM

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India Issues Fresh Antibiotic Guidelines to Tackle Superbug Menace

India has issued new national guidelines on the use of antibiotics as part of a drive to fight the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

01 March 2017 | 10:00 PM

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Twitter Turns to Algorithms to Clamp Down on Abusive Content

Twitter Inc on Wednesday (01/03) launched a wider effort to use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behavior, a departure from its practice of relying on users to report accounts that should be reviewed for possible violation of its rules.

01 March 2017 | 09:45 PM