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  • Serena triumphs in Melbourne

    31 Jan 2015 : MELBOURNE — American top seed Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia's Maria Sharapova.

  • Australia 1 South Korea 0 at half-time in Asian Cup final

    31 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - Hosts Australia took a 1-0 half-time lead over South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday after a sensational long-range drive from Massimo Luongo just before the break.

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  • Engine failure cited in copter crash

    03 Dec 2014 : Engine and transmission failure caused the crash of an army Bell 212 helicopter that killed a 3rd Army deputy commander and eight other officers last month, army chief Udomdej Sitabutr said Wednesday.

  • Prayut’s TV talk moved to Saturday

    03 Dec 2014 : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s weekly Friday night Returning Happiness to the People TV programme has been rescheduled to Saturday morning this week.

  • Three panels to steer peace process

    03 Dec 2014 : There will be three committees at different levels working on peaceful means of solving the conflict in the three southernmost border provinces through negotiations with insurgent groups, Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) spokesman Banpot Poonpian said on Wednesday.

  • Year after Haiyan, new super storm takes aim at Tacloban

    03 Dec 2014 : Authorities in a Philippine city ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan were Wednesday faced with how to keep residents still living in tents after the 2013 disaster safe as a new, powerful cyclone threatened to bring giant waves ashore.

  • Taiwan's Ma quits as ruling party head after vote defeat

    03 Dec 2014 : TAIPEI - Taiwan's Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the ruling party, following a massive polls defeat for the government as public fears grow over Chinese influence.

  • N. Korea bans use of leader's name

    03 Dec 2014 : SEOUL — North Korea has banned its citizens from naming their children after the leader Kim Jong Un in an attempt to defend his authority, media reports said Wednesday.

  • Takata rejects airbag-recall demand

    03 Dec 2014 : Takata Corp rejected a US regulator’s demand to expand its regional air-bag recalls to the entire country, sticking to its piecemeal approach to a potentially deadly flaw in millions of cars.

  • Preparations for peace talks underway

    03 Dec 2014 : Initial preparations are now being made for the Thai negotiating team to hold peace talks with insurgent groups following the visit by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha to Kuala Lumpur on Monday for discussions with the Malaysian prime minister, Deputy Defence Minister and army chief Udomdej Sitabutr said on Wednesday.

  • HK activists reject calls to vacate

    03 Dec 2014 : HONG KONG — Hong Kong students vowed to remain at protest sites in key parts of the Asian financial centre on Wednesday persisting with demands for electoral reforms and defying calls by founders of civil-disobedience movement Occupy Central for them to retreat.

  • Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress

    03 Dec 2014 : APIA (SAMOA) - Pacific island states expressed frustration Wednesday at a lack of progress in talks aimed at protecting the region's valuable tuna resources, accusing powerful faraway fishing nations of stalling on conservation measures.

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