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A Struggle to Save the Scaly Pangolin A peculiar creature that looks like a four-legged artichoke is thought to be the planets most frequently trafficked mammal.
New York Times | Mar 30, 2015 6:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China Appears to Attack GitHub by Diverting Web Traffic The attack on GitHub, a code library that includes methods for viewing Internet sites blocked in China, comes as the country has increased its censorship.
New York Times | Mar 30, 2015 5:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Afghanistan's Ghani walks tightrope over US, Pakistan ties In pursuing rapprochement with Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the very antithesis of his fiery predecessor, but his unprecedented diplomatic overtures have prompted rumblings of unease back home. Since coming to power in
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 4:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China Acts to Stem Slide in Home Prices In an effort to lure new home buyers, the minimum down payment for some mortgages was cut and taxes paid on the sale of existing properties shrank.
New York Times | Mar 30, 2015 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Bangladesh blogger 'hacked to death' A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, a month after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.
BBC News | Mar 30, 2015 4:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector BANGKOK (AP) The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 3:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France's Senate debates punishing prostitutes' customers PARIS (AP) A French bill which aims to make it illegal to buy sex is being turned upside down by the Senate, led by the conservative opposition.
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 2:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Image of Asia: A blessing from Amma the Hugging Saint In this photo by Saurabh Das, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi hugs to bless a devotee during a prayer meeting in New Delhi. Known among her followers as "Amma," which means "mother" in several Indian languages, Amritanandamayi ha
Yahoo! News | Mar 30, 2015 1:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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World leaders' passport details released by immigration official Personal details including the passport numbers of U.S. President Barack Obama and 19 other world leaders at last year's G20 summit were inadvertently released by Australia's immigration department, British newspaper the Guardian reported Monday.
CNN.com | Mar 30, 2015 11:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket's World Cup final in which he repeatedly quizzed players about their drinking plans.
CNN.com | Mar 30, 2015 11:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend