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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:52
A Uighur exile group on Thursday demanded the immediate release of a scholar charged with separatism in China, saying the decision to prosecute him was political in nature. "We demand China...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:52
Oil prices fell further on Thursday as concerns eased that fresh Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine would have an immediate impact on global crude supplies, analysts said. US benchmark West...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:52
A majority of the general assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has rejected the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as president of the federation. This came less than two weeks after world...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:51
European stocks sank on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of results, with Frankfurt sliding after German sportswear giant Adidas issued a gloomy profits warning linked to the crisis in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:50
Norwegian police announced Thursday a second arrest in the case of the attempted murder of the imam of Oslo's main mosque in mid-June. The young man, a Norwegian national, was previously known to...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:50
Top seeds Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf reached the semi-finals of the women's squash at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Australia's Lisa Camilleri and Donna Urquhart....
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:49
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday raised the alarm over Washington's plans to scale up the deportation of illegal child migrants from Central America. "There are almost 57,000...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:49
Azerbaijani authorities said Thursday that prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus, who has been charged with treason, was collaborating with the spy agencies of arch-enemy Armenia. "It is...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:49
Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi had his Commonwealth Games accreditation revoked on Thursday after an alleged assault at the athletes' village in Glasgow, organisers announced. Etoundi, who...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:48
Volkswagen, Europe's biggest auto group, on Thursday posted a robust quarterly net profit thanks to growth in China and higher profits at its luxury car divisions Audi and Porsche. In the quarter...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:48
International supermarket group Carrefour achieved a sharp profit increase in the first half of the year, it reported on Thursday but the company's shares fell sharply. Net profit rose 16.7 percent...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:48
US oil giant ExxonMobil Thursday reported higher second-quarter profits despite pumping less oil and gas than it did a year ago. Exxon, the biggest US oil company and the second-largest US company in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:47
Pacific leaders warned Thursday that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:47
West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after being charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend and her mother in a Manchester courtroom on Thursday. The 21-year-old...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:46
The jihadist Islamic State (IS), which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was on Thursday engaged in fighting Kurds and members of a Sunni tribe. The Syrian...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:46
US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced optimism Thursday about working with India's new right-wing government as he paid a first visit aimed at reviving a relationship clouded by mistrust. The...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:46
Russians are happier than ever despite being locked in a dramatic confrontation with the West over Ukraine that has seen their country slapped with unprecedented sanctions, according to an opinion...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:45
embers of Germany's large Turkish community started casting ballots Thursday for the August presidential election, the first time they can vote abroad for a poll in their country of origin. Germany...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:45
embers of Germany's large Turkish community started casting ballots Thursday for the August presidential election, the first time they can vote abroad for a poll in their country of origin. Germany...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:35
NANNING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- It has been two weeks since super typhoon Rammasun roared into southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Trees were felled and roofs of houses were ripped off....
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:34
ULAN BATOR, July 31 (Xinhua) -- A senior advisor to the Mongolian prime minister and three other officials were arrested on Wednesday night by the country's anti-corruption agency, Mongolian media...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:34
Philippine stocks close 0.04 pct lower on Thursday MANILA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Philippine shares closed 0.04 percent lower on Thursday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index declined by 2.77...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:33
Trading on Hong Kong Stock Exchange HONG KONG, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Following are Thursday's major Hang Seng Indices managed and compiled by the Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited, a wholly owned...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:33
Vietnamese PM approves airport project in northeastern province HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had approved the implementation of an airport project in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:32
Israel to summon 16,000 more reserve troops amid Gaza operation JERUSALEM, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was instructed to summon 16,000 more reserve soldiers amid the ongoing...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:32
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 7,956.91 points on Thursday, up 103.68points, or 1.32 percent. A Share Index: 9,203.68 points, up...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:31
Myanmar gov't seeks parliament approval to borrow from ADB YANGON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Ministry of Construction is seeking approval of the parliament to borrow 80 million U.S. dollars from...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:31
Indian army gets new chief NEW DELHI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Indian Army Thursday got a new chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, after the incumbent General Bikram Singh retired from service. The 59-...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:30
Papua New Guinea gives 122 million USD aid to Pacific Island nations SYDNEY, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Papua New Guinea will give 300 million kina (122.6 million U.S. dollars) as development assistance for...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:30
BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Hushen 300 Index reflecting the performance of China's Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges closed at 2,350.25 points on Thursday, up 28.24 points, or 1.22 percent....