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3 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

10 things to know for Tuesday

15, 2014. . A boy jumps from remains of a charred tank in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.


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3 hrs ago | Outlook

Passengers Boo Malik, PML-N Lawmaker Off PIA Flight Over Delay

Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Hindu lawmaker of the ruling PML-N from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay. The Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours yesterday as it kept waiting for the arrival of Pakistan People's Party senator Malik and National Assembly member Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani.


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5 hrs ago | The Star Online

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after six-year ban

HANOI: American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. Two American agencies have been awarded licences but new US adoptions will be limited to children over the age of five, sibling groups and those with special needs, the US State Department said.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy . Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.


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Meet China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years. The Hangzhou-based company is largely unknown outside Greater China but one of the biggest-ever listings on the New York Stock Exchange and a newly launched US shopping website, 11 Main, will expand its global stature.


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5 overlooked world treasures

While tourists flock to the Great Wall of China and other popular tourist destinations around the world, why not explore some lesser-known hidden gems? Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Global Heritage Fund head Vince Michael recommend Pingyao Ancient City for a more complete picture of ancient Chinese life. Heading to Machu Picchu in Peru? How about exploring Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Columbian archaeological site that was a religious and ceremonial pilgrimage center for the pre-Columbian Andean religious world? One of the earliest known towns in the world, Catalhoyuk is a nearly 10,000-year-old example of a well-preserved Neolithic village in Turkey.


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The Washington Post

Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

MALE, Maldives - Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road." Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said his country was ready to participate actively in the initiative to create a shipping route from China to Europe via West Africa.


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Bangkok Post

'Gridlock' warned for Asian skies

Asian air traffic could be heading for "catastrophic gridlock," aviation experts warned, urging the region's countries to cooperate more, the International Air Transport Association says. Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, in this file picture taken March 11, 2014.


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Wharfedale Observer

The bodies of two British tourists have been found on a beach in Thailand, police said

The victims were a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, in the Channel Islands, according to the Thai authorities. The attack happened on the popular small island of Koh Tao, which is known for its diving and lively bars.


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The Star Online

'The Flying Winemaker' puts the spotlight on Asian wines

Mind blowing: Eddie McDougall, a.k.a. The Flying Winemaker travels to Taiwan, where he discovers a completely different world of wine from the one he knows. Can you pair wine with beef rendang or char koay teow? What about stinky tofu? Did you know that countries like Thailand, India and Vietnam also produce wine? How do these Asian wines stack up against those from the more established international ones? Find out the answers to these questions and more, on TLC's brand new show The Flying Winemaker , in which Hong Kong-born, Chinese-Australian wine connoisseur Eddie McDougall travels around Asia to revolutionise the way people view and consume Asian wine and food.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Times

Shahbaz visits flood-hit villages

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday visited flood-hit villages in Sheikhupura, Narowal and Muridke. He took part in relief operation through helicopter for helping the flood affectees of southern Punjab.


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Bangor Daily News

US to resume Vietnamese adoptions

Americans will soon be able to follow celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in adopting Vietnamese children after alleged baby-selling led the U.S. to halt adoptions for six years. Vietnam's Ministry of Justice will make an announcement about overseas adoptions Sept.


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Himachal tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir

Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists.


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WPTV Local News

North Korea sentences American to hard labor

The guilty verdict came as no surprise. In fact, 24-year-old Matthew Miller basically admitted his guilt during a rare, CNN interview earlier this month.


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Journal Gazette

Japan's yen for cuties goes beyond Kitty

TOKYO Hello Kitty, who many learned recently is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Bangkok Post

Chinese top big spenders in Tokyo

Chinese were the biggest spenders among foreign visitors to Tokyo in fiscal 2013, many making short visits and spending generously on gifts to take home, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government report. Tourists enjoy a ride in rickshaw in Asakusa district in Tokyo on Friday.


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The Star Online

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.


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Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman arrived home to her grieving family in Sydney on Sunday morning following the sudden death of her father in Singapore. Dr Antony Kidman died on Friday after suffering a suspected heart attack in the restaurant of an exclusive hotel in Singapore, where he had travelled to spend time with his youngest daughter Antonia and his six grandchildren.


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The Age

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to come to Australia

Baby Gammy's Thai surrogate mother wants to travel to Australia to see his twin sister Pipah, saying she cannot break her bond with the girl she carried in her womb. "Every day I look at Gammy and see Pipah in his eyes," says 21-year-old Pattharamon Janbua, who agreed last year to be a surrogate mother.


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Hundreds of thousands still stranded by...

Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. Pakistani soldiers use a boat to rescue residents stranded by floodwaters in Sher Shah, on September 13, 2014 - by Arif Ali A smell of death hung in the air as animal carcasses lay in the roads of Indian Kashmir's normally scenic main city of Srinagar, a top tourist draw, that one top official said had been "drowned completely" by the worst floods in over a century.


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