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Sep 9, 2014

India, Pakistan floods death toll tops 400

The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead. The floods have put half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats ...

Sep 9, 2014

Man dies in suspected shark attack in Australia

A man was killed Tuesday in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast despite a beachgoer’s rescue attempt, police said. The beachgoer swam 15-20 meters (50-65 feet) from the shore of Clarkes Beach to retrieve ...

New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

Sep 9, 2014

New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

As he prepares to move in to Bangkok’s Government House this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is going to great lengths to sweep away any occult challenge. Prayuth, 60, has left nothing to chance since leading a military coup to topple a democratically ...

Bomb rocks Santiago metro station; seven injured

Sep 9, 2014

Bomb rocks Santiago metro station; seven injured

A bomb rocked a Santiago metro station on Monday, injuring seven people in a blast Chile’s government called a “terrorist act.” The explosive device that ripped through the food court at Escuela Militar (Military School) station was made with a fire extinguisher and a ...

Sep 8, 2014

Mizuho ties up with Sri Lanka's board of investment

Mizuho Bank Ltd. said Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding for business cooperation with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, which promotes investment by foreign corporations in that nation. Under the agreement, signed Sunday, the two sides will work together in ...

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

Sep 7, 2014

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash injuries

A second member of the South Korean band Ladies’ Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said Sunday. Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning at a hospital in Suwon, just south of Seoul. She had been unconscious after undergoing hours ...