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Dengue: Japan Confirms More Infections

A pest control worker sprays insecticide to help control the spread of dengue fever carried by mosquitoes in Kuala Lumpur August 27, 2014. Pic: ReutersTOKYO: An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan — the first since World War II — could have affected up to 20 people, media reported today, as officials confirmed three more cases.

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Media: Turkish Police Detained Over ‘Anti-Government Plot’

Arrest warrants were issued for 33 police officers. Pic: Reuters ISTANBUL: Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained today in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said.

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Understanding Why Hong Kong Is So Divided

Li Fei (right), deputy general secretary of the National People's Congress (NPC) standing committee, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attend a briefing session in Hong Kong September 1, 2014. Pic: ReutersHONG KONG: Hong Kong has been plunged into one of the worst political crises since its handover as pro-democracy activists vow to take over the streets of the city’s financial district following Beijing’s refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.

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Nude Photos Of Top Stars Appear On Social Media After Hacking Leak

Jennifer Lawrence arriving on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, in Hollywood, California. The actress’ nude pictures were said to have been stolen by hackers and later seen on social media. Pic: AFP LOS ANGELES: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media yesterday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.

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Germany To Send Iraqi Kurds Enough Weapons For 4,000 Fighters

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a mortar at Islamic State positions, Aug 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants. Pic: Reuters BERLIN: Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State (IS) insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilise the Middle East, the Defence Minister said yesterday.

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Britain May Temporarily Bar UK Islamist Fighters From Returning

Iraqi security forces and Iraqi Shi'ite volunteers react after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on Amerli Aug 31, 2014. Britain says it may temporarily bar Islamist fighters from coming back to the country. Pic: ReutersLONDON: Britain could temporarily ban British Islamists who go to fight for militants in Iraq and Syria from returning home, the BBC reported, citing a government source.

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Car Bomb Found At Manila’s International Airport

Pic: www.destination360.comMANILA: Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila’s international airport, authorities said today.

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Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray To Disperse Pro-Democracy Protesters

Pro-democracy lawmakers hold up a banner and signs during a protest as Li Fei (seen on screen), deputy general secretary of the National People's Congress (NPC) standing committee, speaks during a briefing session in Hong Kong September 1, 2014. Pic: ReutersHONG KONG: Hong Kong police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy.

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Obama To Go Spell Out Message To Putin

US President Barack Obama is escorted by US Air Force Colonel John Millard as Obama, his daughters Sasha and Malia and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland August 30, 2014. — Reuters pic WASHINGTON— Setting the stage for a NATO summit dominated by the worst East-West tensions in decades, President Barack Obama will go to Estonia this week with a simple message for Vladimir Putin—don’t mess with NATO’s ex-Soviet members.

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Syrian Jihad ‘Recruiter’ Arrested In France

Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters eat watermelons while resting in villages surrounding Jazaa, in Qamishli countryside, after they seized control of the area from Islamic State fighters, on the Iraqi-Syrian border August 30, 2014. — Reuters pic PARIS— A 22-year-old man suspected of acting as a recruiter for jihadist groups in Syria has been arrested at an airport in the south of France, the interior ministry said yesterday.

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