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Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads

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By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. To date, the virulent H5N2 influenza, which...(more) 



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Indonesia's Jokowi to speak to attorney general about Philippines death row convict

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo will consult with the attorney general on legal issues surrounding the case of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso, the Philippines presidential spokesman said on Monday. The statement came after the Philippines President Benigno Aquino met Widodo at the ASEAN summit in...(more) 



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Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

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Australia on Monday urged Indonesia to ensure all legal processes have been cleared of corruption before executing two of its nationals, as bribery allegations surfaced regarding their drug smuggling trial. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke to her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Sunday evening while Prime...(more) 



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Rescue teams airlift climbers stranded at high altitude on Everest

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Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people.Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached...(more) 



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Pakistan military's move on Karachi seen part of 'creeping coup'

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By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years....(more) 



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ASEAN draft statement says South China Sea land reclamation risks security

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By Manuel Mogato and Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - ASEAN host Malaysia is set to give in to pressure from some neighbors and address the sensitive issue of land reclamations in the South China Sea with a draft summit statement saying such action may undermine...(more) 



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EBay supports Google over Brussels antitrust probe: FT

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(Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe has supported arguments made by Google Inc in its defense in an antitrust case, saying the two companies are direct competitors in online shopping, the Financial Times reported. Barriers between different areas of online commerce are breaking down,...(more) 



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Mavericks down Rockets to stay alive in NBA playoffs

a shared story    6 hours 19 minutes ago
The Dallas Mavericks stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets. Down 3-0 in their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series, the Mavs on Sunday opted to give J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu their first starts of the post-season and both...(more) 



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Kazakh veteran leader re-elected by landslide: election commission

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ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev won 97.7 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, securing a new five-year term at the helm of the oil-rich nation, the Central Election Commission announced on Monday, citing early data. Nazarbayev, 74, has ruled the Central Asian nation...(more) 



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Corruption allegations raise doubts about Indonesian trials of Australians on death row: FM

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By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia called for an urgent investigation on Monday into reports alleging two Australian drug traffickers were sentenced to death in an Indonesian trial tainted by corruption. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the allegations were "very serious" and called into question...(more) 



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Indonesia govt says needs proof before launching probe into Bali Nine case

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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia needs to show proof of alleged corruption in the trial of two Australians on death row before Indonesia's government will investigate, the foreign ministry said, questioning why concerns were being only raised now instead of 10 years ago. Armanatha Nasir, spokesman for...(more) 



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China investigates three senior army officers suspected of graft

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China's military has confirmed that three more senior officers are under investigation for suspected corruption, as the world's largest army deepens its probe into deep-seated graft. Weeding out corruption in the military is a top goal of President Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission,...(more) 



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