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Three reasons behind Turkey’s downing of Russian bomber

(From Sputnik) Ankara had no legitimate reason to shoot down the Russian bomber involved in anti-Islamic State (IS) operation in Syria since the aircraft never left Syrian airspace, giving credence to the fact that Turkey could have ulterior motives. These could well include dragging NATO into the Syrian conflict, ruining efforts to create a broad anti-IS coalition and even retaliating for ruining ...
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Indian state’s plan to ban liquor hits liquor stocks, brings cheers to women

As chief minister of India’s Bihar state Nitish Kumar Thursday announced a ban on the sale of liquor from April 1 2016, hopes rose for poor families while liquor makers fell. Socialist leader Nitish was only fulfilling a promise he had ...
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China may invest $1 trillion overseas in next 5 years

Continuing the carrot and stick approach to international trade, Premier Li Keqiang told poorer European nations that China would likely invest in their countries and import their products if they promised to buy Chinese products Li said over the next five ...
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PBOC registers foreign players for China interbank foreign exchange market

In anticipation of the International Monetary Fund accepting the Chinese yuan into its foreign exchange basket, the People’s Bank of China began to register the first group of international financial institutions allowed to enter China’s interbank foreign exchange market. Of the ...
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Wang Jianlin on why the Wanda phenomenon works

(From Caixin) China's wealthiest person reveals the secrets of real estate success and plans for the future in an exclusive interview By Li Xiaoxiao Wang's star rose even higher in October when he was named China's richest person by the Hurun Rich List, a ...
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Easing of Brussels terror alert indicates Paris attacker may be abroad

Belgium's move to lower the terror threat level to 3 in the Brussels-Capital Region has led to speculation that  Europe's most wanted fugitive and terror suspect Salah ...
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Tokyo High Court

HC acquits Kikuchi of 1995 Aum bombing, says she was unaware of plot

(From Kyodo) A high court on Friday ruled that former Aum Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi was not guilty of a 1995 parcel bombing at the ...
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PoK will remain with Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

(From ANI) Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to Pakistan and will remain a part of ...
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Police officers stand guard outside the court house, blocking roads to the Guangzhou People's Court in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou

Chinese rights activist jailed for six years

(From Reuters) A prominent Chinese rights activist, Guo Feixiong, was sentenced to six years imprisonment on Friday by a court in southern China, amid a continuing ...
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Joseph Caputo draped in American flag jumps the White House fence

Man who jumped White House fence faces criminal charges: Secret Service

(From Reuters) A man who jumped the White House fence on Thursday, triggering a lock-down of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal ...
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Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion in Saudi Arabia after taking part in protests in 2012 and remains on death row.

Saudi Arabia to execute over 50 convicted of terrorism, local media say

(From Reuters) Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism, two Saudi newspapers reported this week, in what appears to be a ...
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(From Akanksharedhu.com) The nip in the air is now official. Winters are here but the daytime is still warm and tricky. Which is where layers come in handy. I am wearing a total ONLY look that is available in stores currently ... Read More
(From koreaexpose.com) By Karl Schutz UISEONG, South Korea — Ssireum, a style of Korean wrestling some say is as old as Korea itself, has been seeing a slow and silent death in South Korea in recent decades. The sport, which feature two plus-sized competitors wrestling ... Read More
India's Amit Mishra (3rd L) celebrates along with his captain Virat Kohli (R) after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis (L)
India won the third Test against South Africa by 124 runs to clinch the four-match series 2-0 in Nagpur on Friday. Earlier, leg-spinner Amit Mishra struck twin blows to remove the dogged duo of Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis as ... Read More
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(From IANS) If you are holidaying in Nepal and want to enjoy sublime experience above the snowy peaks, just fly up to the majestic Mt. Everest. In less than 60 minutes of the flight, you can fly close to Mt. Everest, ... Read More