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China's first Zika case confirmed A 34-year-old man who recently travelled to South America has become China's first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, reports state media.
BBC News | Feb 10, 2016 05:20 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In pictures: India avalanche soldier's 'miracle rescue' Images of the army operation to rescue a soldier who was buried in an avalanche that struck the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.
BBC News | Feb 10, 2016 05:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: Indonesia: 7 Men Are Convicted of Ties to Islamic State The court found four of the men guilty of violating Indonesias antiterrorism law. This is the first time Indonesia has sent anyone to prison for links to the group.
New York Times | Feb 10, 2016 01:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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North Korea Nuclear Threat Cited by James Clapper, Intelligence Chief James R. Clapper said North Korea had expanded its production of weapons-grade nuclear fuel, making clear that the administration now regarded Pyongyang, not Iran, as the more worrisome threat.
New York Times | Feb 10, 2016 12:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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That Wasnt a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says A land-based explosion was the likely cause, not an object from space, which would have been a first of sorts in recorded history.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 9:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Controversial trial of Islamic opposition opens in Tajikistan Thirteen members of a moderate Islamist opposition party went on trial behind closed doors in volatile Tajikistan on Tuesday, accused of fanning a wave of unrest that killed dozens of people last year. The high-profile proceedings in the ex-Soviet republi
Yahoo! News | Feb 9, 2016 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Seeking Only Bodies on Indian Glacier, Soldiers Find Survivor The 10 solders buried under a wall of ice on Siachen Glacier were assumed dead. But Indians celebrated as one was found clinging to life.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 6:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Indonesia imprisons IS supporters A court in Indonesia sentences seven men to between three and five years in jail for supporting the Islamic State (IS) group.
BBC News | Feb 9, 2016 3:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Neighbors Had Doubts About Complex That Collapsed in Taiwan Quake People living near Tainans Wei-Guan Golden Dragon complex say that locals avoided buying condominiums there and that its 17 stories far exceed what would be allowed today.
New York Times | Feb 9, 2016 3:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nepal's former PM Koirala dies at 77 Nepal's former prime minister Sushil Koirala, an architect of the country's new constitution, has died of pneumonia, aged 77.
BBC News | Feb 9, 2016 2:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend