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Excerpts from secret diary detailing Khmer Rouge reign of terror: 'My body resembles a corpse'

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:30
From 1975 to 1979, when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians died through overwork, medical neglect, starvation and execution.
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Erdogan victory could shift Turkish president's role from figurehead to more powerful rule

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:20
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the front-runner in Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, says that if elected he will be an active head of state who "sweats, runs and rushes around" — not just a ceremonial figurehead as presidents have been in the past.
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Spiral-bound history: Rare Cambodia diary offers haunting account of life under Khmer Rouge

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 02:09
It was an extraordinary act of defiance, and it was extraordinarily risky.
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Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza as rocket fired toward Israel after Gaza war truce collapses

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:21
The Israeli military says it struck more than 20 targets overnight in the Gaza Strip as militant fire continued toward Israel.
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Nagasaki mayor questions Japan's assertive defense policy on 69th anniversary of A-bombing

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:35
The mayor of Nagasaki has raised concern over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push toward Japan's more assertive defense policy as the city marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing.
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2nd US-led airdrop in as many days brings more food and water to Iraqi refugees

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:46
U.S. defense officials say American planes have conducted a second airdrop of food and water for thousands of refugees trapped in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
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Canada sends 2 icebreakers to Artic to support bid for control of sea floor under North Pole

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:05
Canada is sending two icebreakers to the High Arctic to gather scientific data in support of its plan to bid for control of the sea floor under and beyond the North Pole.
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Hamas official says they will not renew Gaza cease-fire

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:59
The militant group Hamas has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire that expires Friday morning, an official for the terror group said shortly after reports that they had fired two rockets into Israel.

 

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Malaysia plans overhaul of national airline

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:16
Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange before carrying out a far-reaching overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters.
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Malaysia to delist loss-making flag carrier in major overhaul after 2 disasters

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:44
Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to remove struggling Malaysia Airlines from the country's stock exchange, making it fully state-owned before a far-reaching overhaul of its business.
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Kerry resumes push for speedy compromise by feuding Afghan candidates to form unity government

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:36
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is opening a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country from collapsing into political chaos after disputed elections.
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Israelis army says 2 rockets fired from Gaza hours ahead of cease-fire's end, no casualties

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:31
Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip early Friday landing in empty fields in southern Israel just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour ceasefire that ended a month of violence, the Israeli army said.
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