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'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague
By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Kaweewit Kaewjinda BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday. The military said it intervened to restore order after months of political turmoil as protesters tried to topple the government of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Yingluck was forced to step down on May 7 after being found guilty of abuse of power by the Constitutional Court. ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:49:26 -0400
China detains employees of suspect meat seller
Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine
Top airlines cancel Israel flights after Gaza rocket strike
Major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled flights to and from Israel after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv. The cancellations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 on boar In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for at least 24 hours, citing the ongoing crisis in Gaza. Delta, US Airways and United Airlines heeded the order, with Delta diverting a Tel Aviv-bound Boeing 747 with 273 passengers and 17 crew on board to Paris.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:35:09 -0400
In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:27:42 -0400
China detains five in expired meat scandal
Chinese police on Wednesday detained five people from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, a statement said, in a case involving expired meat sold to fast food giants including McDonald's and KFC. The Shanghai Public Security Bureau said the five included the company officials responsible. It said a quality manager was among them but did not name the five. Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems, following an investigative report by a local television station.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:27:11 -0400
Bolt, Farah headline stellar line-up at Commonwealth Games
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday. Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his victories at the Moscow worlds in 2013 that the Commonwealths were his goal, depending on coach Glen Mills' wishes. So the strapping Jamaican, arguably the biggest name in world sport, will be in Scotland to give the biggest boost to an event that draws competitors from 71 nations, mainly former British colonies, in 17 sports.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:25:23 -0400
House, Senate chart separate courses on border
Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
WASHINGTON (AP) Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:22:13 -0400
Judges in health care rulings vote party line