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World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report
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 The State 
World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report
TOKYO — World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia. | A further pickup in China's manufacturing in July failed to lif... (photo: European Community / EC)
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 which crashed on the Taiwanese island of Penghu Thursday, July 24, 2014. The plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on the island late Wednesday, killing more than 40 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.
Photos   Taiwan   TransAsia Airways   TransAsia Airways Flight GE222   Wikipedia: TransAsia Airways  
TransAsia Airways crash kills at least 51
A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said. | Taiwan was batt... (photo: AP)
A man looks at an electronic stock board at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Friday, June 28, 2013  Xinhua 
Nikkei sheds 0.10 pct. in directionless trade ahead of earnings season
TOKYO, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The Nikkei stock index edged down 0. 10 percent on Wednesday in a day of directionless trade as investors were hard pushed to find incentives to buy and came up against resi... (photo: AP / Koji Sasahara)
Japan Inc.   Nikkei 225   Photos   Stock Exchange   Wikipedia: Nikkei 225  
The Capitol dome is seen at rear as Chinese and U.S. flags are displayed in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, ahead of the arrival of China's President Hu Jintao for a state visit hosted by President Barack Obama.  Canberra Times 
Great Wall of debt: China set to overtake US
A new report from Stephen Green at Standard Chartered argues that China’s aggregate debt level has reached 251 per cent of GDP. Photo: Bloomberg | The China-US sorpasso is looming. I do not mean the... (photo: AP / Charles Dharapak)
China Debt   Economy   Photos   US Debt   Wikipedia: National debt of the United States  
Top Stories
Chongqing Taxi, China CNN
20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 2359 GMT (0759 HKT) | Hitting the China travel trail doesn't have to be a struggle if you arm yourself with the right knowledge. | Shanghai taxi ... (photo: Creative Commons / Foxxyz)
China   Photos   Shanghai   Travel   Wikipedia: China  
Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo addresses supporters from a ship at the port in North Jakarta after he won the country's presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Guardian
Indonesia’s president elect Joko Widodo calls for unity
Jokowi wins election with 53% of the vote as rival candidate withdraws, calling poll ‘legally tainted’ | Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president elect (left), delivers a v... (photo: AP / Mark Baker)
Election   Indonesia   Joko Widodo   Photos   Wikipedia: Joko Widodo  
Coke - Coca-Cola soft drinks - Soda Lexington Herald-Leader
Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags
ATLANTA — Coca-Cola Co. reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America. | Globally, ... (photo: WN / Yolanda Leyba)
Coca-Cola Co.   Diet Coke   Photos   Stock Exchange   Wikipedia: Coca-Cola  
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, sits next to China's President Xi Jinping during the signing of several cooperation agreements between the two nations, at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 21, 2014. BBC News
China's President Xi Jinping signs Venezuela oil deal
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a series of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela. | They include a $4bn (£2.34bn) credit line in return for Venezuelan crude and ... (photo: AP / Fernando Llano)
China   Oil Deal   Photos   Venezuela   Wikipedia: Energy policy of Venezuela  
A man watches a TV news program on the reward poster of Yoo Byung-eun at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul Orange News
Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead'
21 July 2014, 23:54 | Ferry Sinking: Fugitive Billionaire 'Found Dead' | Tweet | Police are believed to have found the body of a fugitive billionaire wanted after a ferry... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
Photos   Seoul   Sinking of the MV Sewol   Wikipedia: Yoo Byung-eun   Yoo Byung-eun  
Inday is coming to town: Pagasa Sun Star
‘Inday’ is coming to town: Pagasa
TYPHOON Henry hasn’t left the country, but another low-pressure area is emerging in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility thi... (photo: US Navy)
Extreme Weather   Pacific Typhoon Season   Philippines Storms   Photos   Wikipedia: Pacific typhoon climatology  
The state weather bureau raised public storm warning signal number 1 over four areas in Luzon as Typhoon Henry (Matmo) accelerated Sunday evening Sun Star
4 areas under signal no. 1; Henry accelerates
MANILA -- The state weather bureau raised public storm warning signal number 1 over four areas in Luzon as Typhoon Henry (Matmo) accelerated Sunday evening while moving n... (photo: Nasa)
Extreme Weather   Pacific Typhoon Season   Photos   Typhoon Henry   Wikipedia: Typhoon Henry  
Indian paramilitary troopers patrol during restrictions in  Srinagar on July 4, 2014. India's Narendra Modi faces a hostile welcome as he makes his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir, where he has angered some with his apparent desire to curb the region's autonomy. The trip by Modi, 63, has provoked a sharp reaction from influential separatist groups which have called for a general strike to protest Indian rule over the restive Himalayan area. Xinhua
India, Pakistan border guards trade fire on Kashmir border
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The border guards of India and Pakistan Sunday fired on each other's position on international border (IB) in Kas... (photo: WN / Imran Nissar)
Dispute   India   Pakistan   Photos   Wikipedia: Kashmir conflict  
Business & Economy Terrorism
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka in investment pact with RBI
- India, Sri Lanka must engage in strategic dialogue: Swamy
- Sri Lankan pepper makes inroads
- Andrew Poynter to captain Ireland against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Retreat
Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka jump 137.2%
- All terrorism convicts to be transferred to Jakarta
- Kim Jong Un's not a happy chappy
- UNEMBARGOED: Palestinians must have a state for lasting peac
- Densus 88 nabs two alleged terrorists
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi, Abdullah Abdullah
Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis
Politics Health
- Allow UN investigators into India: Jayalalithaa
- Modi inaugurates Indian embassy in Brazil on sidelines of BR
- Government lawyers given deadline in Sri Lankan asylum seeke
- Australia may have breached key element of refugee conventio
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka ininvestment pact with RBI
- Pilgrimages may offer clue to antibiotic resistance spread
- Colombo clarifies on Chinese aid
- Thirimanne to lead Sri Lanka cricket team at Asiad
Coke - Coca-Cola soft drinks - Soda
Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags
Environment & Nature Sport
- Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines
- Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines, shuts Manila, heads for Chi
- 7 provinces under signal no. 3
- Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illega
Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines
Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines
- Sri Lanka edge ahead on day 2
- Hashim Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa against Sri
- Hashim Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa against Sri
- Amla, AB made to dig deep
Science & Technology Society & Culture
- setting the strategy straight?
- Police stop Sri Lankan cyclists
- Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone
- Melbourne-made 3D-printed body parts could replace cadavers
Indian Elephant  rest inside the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata in Eastern India City
Cruel trade in Asian elephants threatens survival - report
- Indian vessels protect fishermen: Jaitley
- Hunter asylum seeker advocates welcome transfer of Sri Lanka
- Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia
- Glasgow 2014: City set for Commonwealth Games opening ceremo
Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow
Glasgow 2014: City set for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony