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Malaysia to release flight MH370 report on July 30

REUTERS KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA will release on July 30 a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the transport minister said on Friday. In May, Malaysia called off a privately-funded ..

Warnings of fresh flooding as Philippine storm gathers power

IANS / PhilStar MANILA PHILIPPINES was on alert on Friday as tropical storm Ampil intensified, leading to fears of heavy rainfall, extensive flooding and landslides, according to the country's meteorological agency. ..

Australian nun to appeal deportation order in Philippines

IANS MANILA AUSTRALIAN nun Patricia Fox announced on Friday that she would appeal against a deportation order issued against her by the Philippines government a day earlier over allegations of involvement in political activities ..

MANILA A radio broadcaster known for hard-hitting commentaries against local officials was shot dead in the Philippines on Friday while on his way to work, police said. Joey Llana, 38, a broadcaster with DWZR, was driving his ..

JAKARTA Indonesian dictator Suharto's youngest son -- who was convicted of ordering the assassination of a supreme court judge -- will run for a seat in parliament, his political party said on Friday. Tommy Suharto, 56, wants to ..

HANOI Typhoon Son-Tinh has killed 10 and left 21 missing after hitting north-central Vietnam, authorities said on Friday.~ The dead included six in Yen Bai and four in Thanh Hoa, the National Committee for Search and Rescue~said in a ..

REUTERS NAIROBI KENYA'S High Court has temporarily blocked tax hikes designed to fund a range of government development goals, including the provision of affordable housing. The court suspended a 0.05 percent tax on bank ..

REUTERS ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule. The law is in line with a breathtaking series of political and ..

SEOUL Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term. ..

AFP NAIROBI A KENYAN court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment"inhumane". Ruth Kamande, who won a ..

REUTERS ABUJA NIGERIA has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home, a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday. The month-long tournament, which ..

AFP TAIPEI PROTESTERS threw egg shells filled with red paint onto a statue of former leader Chiang Kai-shek at one of Taiwan's best-known landmarks on Friday, as the island grapples with its authoritarian past. The imposing ..

AFP MOSCOW RUSSIA'S FSB security services on Friday raided a top space research centre in a probe into staff alleged to be spying for the West, the Kommersant daily reported, citing sources. "This morning, the FSB raided offices ..