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Breaking News Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Soldiers walk through a street destroyed by a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Scores of people were killed and more than 200 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday.
Disasters in Taiwan   Kaohsiung   Photos   Taiwan Gas Blast   Wikipedia: Kaohsiung  
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Taiwan gas blast kills 22, injures 270, shoots flames 15 storeys high
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan - An explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second-largest city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said. | The Ce... (photo: AP / Wally Santana)
In this Saturday, July 26, 2014 frame grab from video obtained from a freelance journalist traveling with the Misarata brigade, fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya
Libya Conflict   Photos   US Foreign Policy   Vietnam War   Wikipedia: Foreign policy of the United States  
 WorldNews.com 
Libya and Vietnam: Two Lessons in Geographical Ignorance and Projection
Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling | This week when the Obama Administration announced it had evacuated its personnel from its embassy in Tripoli, it brought back memories of Saigon. But b... (photo: AP)
150 Feared Trapped In Landslide In India Village  Business Insider 
150 Feared Trapped In Landslide In India Village
Map locating Malin village in India's western Maharashtra state | A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a r... (photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick)
Landslides in India   Monsoon in India   Natural Disaster   Photos   Wikipedia: Monsoon of South Asia  
Emirates officials pass y a world map with the main cities invole in world stock market during the official opening ceremony of Dubai International Financial Exchange in Dubai, UAE, Monday Sept. 26, 2005. Monday's opening of an international stock exchange in this booming city marks another step toward Dubai's goal to become the global financial hub between Hong Kong and Frankfurt.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)hg3  Business Day 
World shares near all-time highs
NEW YORK — World share markets hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in China, while Russian stocks enjoyed some respite after three days of heavy... (photo: AP photo / Kamran Jebreili)
Economy   July 2014 World stocks   Photos   Stock Exchange   Wikipedia: World economy  
Top Stories
A worker stretches on a chair during a morning trading at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2013. The Japan News
Nikkei ends above 15,600 on easier yen, higher Asian markets
Jiji Press The benchmark Nikkei average ended at a fresh six-month high above 15,600 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, buoyed by purchases amid the yen’s weakness ag... (photo: AP / Koji Sasahara)
Nikkei 225   Photos   TOPIX index   TSEs First Section   Wikipedia: Nikkei 225  
Afghan children go out to celebrate Eid BBC News
Afghan children go out to celebrate Eid
29 July 2014 Last updated at 02:25 BST | Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. | Celebrations vary... (photo: US Army / Alex Roberts)
Afghanistan   Children   Eid celebrations   Photos   Wikipedia: Eid al-Fitr  
China's vice president Xi Jinping speaks at the Sweden - China Business Cooperation and Innovation Forum at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday March 29, 2010. South China Morning Post
Xi Jinping most mentioned in People's Daily since Mao, researchers find
President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kon... (photo: AP / Janerik Henriksson, SCANPIX)
China   Mao Zedong   Photos   Wikipedia: Xi Jinping   Xi Jinping  
Office workers walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm during their disaster drill in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 The Japan News
Nikkei ends above 15,500 for 1st time in 6 months
Jiji Press The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average kept rising to end above 15,500 for the first time in about six months on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday, helped by purc... (photo: AP / Koji Sasahara)
Nikkei 225   Photos   TOPIX index   Tokyo stocks   Wikipedia: TOPIX  
People buy ice cream at a McDonald's, American fast food restaurant, in Beijing Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Foreign investment in China fell again in September and a government spokesman said Friday it was too early to forecast a recovery in trade. The decline in foreign direct investment added to mixed signals about the health of China's economy following Thursday's report that growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the latest quarter. Retail sales and factory output improved, prompting suggestions a recovery might be taking shape. South China Morning Post
McDonald’s China stops using all Husi products
McDonald’s on the mainland has stopped using products from all Husi food plants since last Friday, the company said in a statement released this afternoon. | “We have... (photo: AP / Andy Wong)
2014 China food scandal   Food safety in China   McDonald's China   Photos   Wikipedia: #Food safety incidents in 2014  
A screen shows the daily chart of Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng stock index at a brokerage firm in Hong Kong Monday, July 23, 2012. Fresno Bee
China profits boost Asia stocks, Europe unenthused
BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate... (photo: AP / Kin Cheung)
Asia stocks   July 2014 China stocks   Photos   Stock Exchange   Wikipedia: Economy of China  
South Koreans watch TV reporting North Korea's missile test at a Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. Boston Herald
North Korea fires short-range missile into sea
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its u... (photo: AP / Lee Jin-man)
2014 North Korea missile tests   Nuclear   Photos   Seoul   Wikipedia: List of North Korean missile tests  
Palestinians gather around the bodies of five members of the Abu Daqqa family, who were killed following an Israeli air strike on their home, during their funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Norway Today
The number of killed in Gaza has exceeded 1,000
The number of Palestinians on the Gaza Strip who are slain in the fighting between Hamas and Israel has risen to over 1,000 people. Vimeo | Photo: A Palestinian man ... (photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb)
Gaza   Mideast   Operation Protective Edge - Death Toll   Photos   Wikipedia: 2014 IsraelGaza conflict  
Business & Economy Terrorism
- IMF cautions Sri Lanka over foreign debt
- 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested
- Start-ups eye cross-border opportunities
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka in investment pact with RBI
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- Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti Indicted for Separatism
- Libya and Vietnam: Two Lessons in Geographical Ignorance and
- Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed
- Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash
In this Saturday, July 26, 2014 frame grab from video obtained from a freelance journalist traveling with the Misarata brigade, fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya
Libya and Vietnam: Two Lessons in Geographical Ignorance and Projection
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Politics Health
- Indian consular officials to begin processing asylum seekers
- 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
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- The nightmare that ‘Black July’ conjures up Chennai
- Colombo Test: Sri Lanka sets South Africa daunting target of
- Perera spoils South African recovery in 2nd test
- Central Bank of Sri Lanka ininvestment pact with RBI
Coke - Coca-Cola soft drinks - Soda
Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags
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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
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- Sri Lanka drops Mendis, retains Dickwella
- Sri Lanka president skips Glasgow Games citing poor security
- Sri Lanka drop Dinesh Chandimal and Ajantha Mendis for Pakis
- Live - Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A commentary
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Science & Technology Society & Culture
- Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
- Sri Lanka’s jumbo problem
- setting the strategy straight?
- Police stop Sri Lankan cyclists
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- Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19
- Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia
- Indian consular officials to begin processing asylum seekers
- First world war: how state and press kept truth off the fron
Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow
Glasgow 2014: City set for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
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