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Ukraine’s ex-president Poroshenko siphoned off at least $8 billion, US businessman claims

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Ukraine’s former president, Petro Poroshenko, withdrew at least $8 billion from the country while he was in office, American billionaire Sam Kislin claims, adding that it’s impossible to bring back the bulk of the “stolen” money. Kislin, a Ukrainian-born businessman, who emigrated to the US decades ago, was denied entry to Ukraine last year on Read More

Protesters set fire to town hall amid chaos in Indonesia’s West Papua

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Protests sweeping Indonesia’s West Papua province have plunged its capital into chaos, with angry demonstrators setting the local parliament alight. Violence erupted after Indonesian police arrested dozens of local students. A video has been circulating on social media, purporting to show the building, which houses a regional parliament in West Papua’s provincial capital of Manokwari, Read More

Cathay Pacific shares in choppy trade after shock exit of CEO Hogg

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HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cathay Pacific (0293.HK) shares were choppy in opening trade on Monday after the shock exit of CEO Rupert Hogg, as the airline grapples with mounting Chinese scrutiny over the involvement of some of its staff in anti-government protests in Hong Kong. FILE PHOTO: A plane flies behind a new Cathay Pacific Read More

Huge Hong Kong march is show of absolute defiance

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This has been absolutely extraordinary. Some had thought there had been a drop in the public’s levels of commitment to this pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong – but those doubters could not have been more wrong. Victoria Park, the venue for this rally, only holds 150,000 or so people. Even as I arrived for some Read More

Reported! Instagram to roll out special button letting users flag ‘fake posts’

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Fresh after the memes purge, Instagram is getting more ‘alert’ to ‘fake content’ urging users report it with a touch of a button. Experienced ‘fact-checkers’ of its parent company Facebook will take it from there. The company is rolling out the option first in the US, and then worldwide by the end of August. “I’m Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More

6 times hero pilots averted disaster and saved the day

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Following Thursday’s miraculous emergency landing of a Ural Airlines plane in a cornfield outside Moscow, RT examines some of the most amazing feats of heroics by commercial pilots in recent history. 1. TU-154 Yakutia to Moscow On September 7, 2010 an Alrosa Airlines TU-154 was travelling from Russia’s eastern Yakutia region to Moscow with 72 Read More

Nora Quoirin died from prolonged hunger and stress, police say

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Nora Quoirin died from internal bleeding thought to be caused by prolonged hunger and stress, Malaysian police have said. Authorities on Thursday said there was currently no evidence of kidnapping in the London teenager’s disappearance, and said the post-mortem did not find any sign she had been sexually abused. Investigators Read More

Trump blasts China & India for ‘taking advantage’ of WTO’s developing nations tag

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US President Donald Trump has questioned China and India’s developing country status, saying they are “taking advantage” of lenient treatment granted to them under global trade rules. Trump, addressing a gathering in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, said India and China are too advanced to be considered developing nations and should not be allowed the associated benefits Read More

Mob mentality on show as rabid protesters target suspicious men

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By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent As soon as the police arrived, everything changed. Tensions at Hong Kong international airport had been high all day. The protesters had clearly chosen it under the impression that police would hold back (at least from firing tear and pepper gas) if the protesters were in close contact with civilians Read More