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Cafe Attack Suspect Arrested in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police said on Saturday (14/01) they had arrested one of the men behind a militant attack on a Dhaka cafe last year that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.

15 January 2017 | 02:00 AM

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China Confirms One More Human Death From H7N9 Bird Flu

A man in China's central Henan province has become the latest person reported to have died this winter from H7N9 bird flu, the state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday (14/01) citing local health authorities.

15 January 2017 | 01:00 AM

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Activists Use Social Media to Help the Less Fortunate

Cak Budi makes use of his Instagram account to help those that are struggling to make ends meet.

15 January 2017 | 12:10 AM

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Greek Island Refugee Camp a Place Without 'Human Dignity': US Doctor

A camp on the Greek island of Lesbos housing more than 2,500 migrants denies people the most basic human dignity.

14 January 2017 | 11:59 PM

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South Korea to Import 1,500 Tons of Fresh Eggs Ahead of Lunar New Year

South Korea is set to import 1,500 tons of fresh eggs before the start of the Lunar New Year holiday season.

14 January 2017 | 11:30 PM

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China's Big Banks, After Record Write-Offs, Poised for Recovery

China's big state-owned banks are poised to modestly accelerate profit growth and see a steady recovery in their shares in 2017.

14 January 2017 | 11:00 PM

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Bird Flu 'Grim' in China's Foshan

Foshan will extend the monthly cleaning periods for live poultry markets for the next three months to help control the spread of virulent bird flu.

14 January 2017 | 10:30 PM

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Philippine Islamist Militants Free Korean and Filipino From Cargo Ship

Islamist militants in the Philippines allied with Islamic State freed on Saturday (14/01) a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino member of his crew held captive for more than three months on a southern island, an army spokesman said.

14 January 2017 | 10:05 PM

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Bangladeshi Law Proposing Child Marriage in 'Special Cases' Is a Step Backwards: Charities

Bangladesh will be taking a step backwards in efforts to end child marriage if parliament approves changes to a law which would permit girls below 18 to be married in "special cases", a global alliance of charities said on Thursday (12/01).

14 January 2017 | 10:00 PM

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Palestinian President Abbas Says US Embassy Move Would Hurt Peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the Middle East with Pope Francis on Saturday (14/01) and said prospects for peace there will suffer if US president-elect Donald Trump moves Washington's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

14 January 2017 | 09:57 PM