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EU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing
The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically increase its crackdown on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action from South Korea and the Philippines.
Hard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia
Hard Rock Cafe has withdrawn a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.
Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who failed to report
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser, answering demands of victims to crackdown on bishops who covered up for pedophiles.
Car bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital
A Somali police officer says a car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in the Somali capital near the presidential palace.
Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board
The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest beneficiaries of the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to fill a post on the central bank's policymaking board.
Many migrants drawn by jobs, welfare in northern Europe
For tens of thousands of migrants who survive the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean, the journey often continues as they slip through cracks in Italy's border controls and head north.
Palestinian ministers leave Gaza, cutting short rare visit
Palestinian ministers have unexpectedly cut short their rare visit to the Gaza Strip.
Child beggars still rampant in Senegal despite laws
Human Rights Watch and a coalition of 40 organizations in Senegal are calling on the government and police to enforce laws adopted nearly a decade ago that prohibit forcing children to beg.
Leader of al-Qaida-linked group in Russia's Caucasus killed
Russia's counterterrorism agency says the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group operating in the Caucasus region of southern Russia has been killed by special forces.
Cirque de Soleil sells majority stake to private equity
The Cirque de Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed price.
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