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TOKYO: US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its “...
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Camilla’s brother dies in US after head injury

LONDON: Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York.



For Tony Blair, ‘radical’ Islam is a growing threat

LONDON: The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt



Bahrain expels envoy of Ayatollah Sistani

DUBAI: Authorities in Bahrain on Wednesday expelled the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani.



Manila, HK compromise over tourists’ deaths

HONG KONG: Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong’s demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hosta



Islamabad demands shutdown of renowned TV channel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defense Ministry has demanded that a prominent news channel be suspended after it reported that the country’s powerful spy agency was behind the shooting of one of Pakistan



Grief at memorial for Korea ferry student victims

ANSAN, South Korea: Thousands of mourners paid tearful respects Wednesday at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster, as the grim search for bodies en



MH370: ‘Too early’ to write off effort that has found no trace

WASHINGTON: As a submarine enters the second week of its search for Flight 370, veterans of sometimes lengthy undersea quests say it’s too early to write off the effort that has found no trace of th



Khaleda Zia’s appeal to scrap indictment rejected

DHAKA: A top Bangladesh court ruled Wednesday opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s trial over embezzlement charges should go ahead in a case that could see her jailed for life, a prosecutor said.




Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.

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