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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The involvement of Jewish extremists in the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager has forced Israel to confront the growing danger of violently anti-Arab narrative peddled by the far-right fringe.
Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in Wednesday's presidential poll.
Suicide is a major public health issue across the world. It is the cause of 800,000 premature deaths globally, according to latest statistics.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
China's intention to drive a wedge into cooperative ties among Japan, the United States and South Korea by wooing Seoul to its side has become clearer than ever.
Two decades after genetically modified foods first hit the shelves of American supermarkets, a fight is sprouting over whether consumers should be told more about what's in their grocery bags.
Iraq's Kurds would face enormous challenges if they were to secede, but the threat of an independence vote amid chaos nationwide could squeeze concessions from the federal government, experts say.
Porcupines in cages, endangered tortoises in buckets and snakes in cloth bags — rare wildlife is on open sale at a Chinese market, despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet approved a reinterpretation of the country's pacifist postwar constitution that will allow the military to help defend allies and others “in a close relationship” with Japan under what is known as “collective self-defense.” The shift is needed as Japan alleges the People's Republic of China is planning to invade the disputed Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu in China and Diaoyutai in Taiwan, which both claim them.
India's new government, led by right-winger Narendra Modi, Thursday unveils its maiden budget — its first big policy statement on how it intends to overhaul an economy saddled with slow growth and weak public finances.
The winner of this week's Indonesian presidential election faces serious challenges to keep Southeast Asia's top economy on track, from cutting fuel subsidies and fighting corruption to revamping creaking infrastructure and boosting spending on the poor.
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