Staff backlash over charity's award for Tony Blair

Employees at global charity Save the Children condemn decision to give former British PM Tony Blair an awardLondon (AFP) - Almost 200 staff at the global charity Save the Children have signed a letter condemning its decision to give former British prime minister Tony Blair an award for his work on debt relief.


Motorcycle suicide bomber hits British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding many bystanders, officials said.






Malaysia to retain and prop up Sedition Act, says PM
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government.

4 Teens Played in the Same NBA Game
The NBA???s youth movement was on display Wednesday, when four teens played in the same game ??? the first time in NBA history that the situation occurred.

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan
TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ever since a civil war split the two sides more than 60 years ago, China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be absorbed into the mainland. To that end, the legion of Taiwanese businessmen working in China is a beachhead.

Philippines Unlikely to Meet Full-Year Growth Goal
Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth target after economy slows in 3Q

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary BlockageSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery.Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court.She underwent coronary catheterization procedure at MedStar Washington Center this morning.Despite being diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009, Ginsburg, appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, has never missed a day of oral arguments due to medical treatment. ...


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