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Amid repression, art scene in Thailand's capital blooms

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  • Mar 08, 2016
BANGKOK On a wall in a northern suburb of Bangkok "Asin Acid" puts the finishing touches to a spray-painted picture of a colorful giant chicken holding a broken loudspeaker."The loudspeaker represents the media. The media is trying to say something but...
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Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

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  • Jan 02, 2016
Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...
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Flint becomes Democratic flashpoint, but residents want action

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  • Mar 07, 2016
FLINT, Mich. The Flint water crisis has united Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in outrage, but some residents suffering through the city's major public health scandal want more than talking points from the presidential contenders.As Flint ...
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Soccer schools and boardroom deals: China's play for World Cup glory

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  • Dec 06, 2015
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Wang Shijie, 11, is a rising star among the nearly 3,000 students at Guangzhou Evergrande's huge soccer academy in south China. He wants to join the national team and help achieve President Xi Jinping's dream of winning the World Cup...
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'Big 5' off the cards as South Africa closes 2016 leopard hunting season

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  • Mar 13, 2016
JOHANNESBURG For the first time in decades, hunters with deep pockets cannot target the so-called "Big 5" game animals in South Africa because the government has imposed a ban on leopard hunts for the 2016 season.The temporary ban comes in the wake of ...
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Judge dismisses Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Bill Cosby

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  • Feb 02, 2016
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against Bill Cosby, which contended the comedian smeared her character when he accused her of lying in claiming he had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.R...
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Blizzard for record books paralyzes New York and Washington

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  • Jan 24, 2016
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning.In all, there were at le...
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Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

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  • Feb 26, 2016
ASMARA Eritrea expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as one of Africa's poorest nations looks to build an industry that can kick-start its economy, a top mining official told Reuters.Eritrea's artisanal...
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Baseball's Zimmerman, Howard sue Al Jazeera over doping report

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  • Jan 06, 2016
WASHINGTON The Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard sued the Al Jazeera America television network for defamation on Tuesday over a report that the Major League Baseball players used a performance-enhancing drug.T...
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Artists say celebrity pastor's church stole Miami murals for ads

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  • Jan 13, 2016
NEW YORK A group of street artists say a church led by a pastor to celebrities like hip hop mogul Kanye West used their artwork from a Miami public school in an advertising campaign without their permission, according to a lawsuit.In a copyright infrin...
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