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European stock markets rise, Asia fades as US data, China growth target eyed

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — European stocks gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors... (more...)

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Singapore world’s most expensive city for expats

Singapore, March 3 (IANS) — Singapore has retained the position of the world’s most expensive city for expatriates... (more...)

Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

By Eileen Ng THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad... (more...)

Correction: Travel-Trip-India-Taj Mahal s Secret story

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BURHANPUR, India — A corrected version of the story is below: Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace... (more...)

This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region. The Malaysian passenger jet which blew up over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board was hit by numerous "high-energy objects", according to a report on September 9, 2014 which could back up claims it was downed by a missile. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

  This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece... (more...)

Tourism on the rise in Malaysia in 2014 despite aura of tragedy from double plane disasters

By Eileen Ng THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad... (more...)

AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations

Jakarta, Feb 28 (IANS) — An Indonesian official Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia... (more...)

Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, CNN s Bill Weir escapes studio for road trips

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — CNN’s Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier... (more...)

Global stock markets lacklustre ahead of revised US economic growth figures

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Global stocks were lacklustre Friday after Japan reported mixed economic... (more...)

Passengers spared, freight rates hiked in India’s rail budget (Intro Roundup)

By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) — Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister... (more...)

Six Indians in Forbes 50 Asian power businesswomen list

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) — Six Indians, including State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharyya and Biocon founder... (more...)

Two more arrests in document leak case

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) — Two officials of the environment ministry and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)... (more...)

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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

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