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Torture dinner: Slave-caught seafood winds up in US restaurants, food chains
Seafood caught by slaves forced to fish on a tiny island in Indonesia is ending up at major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores across the United States, a year-long investigation by AP has revealed.

25.03.2015 08:39

Lee Kuan Yew - Political genius personified
Once a swamp, Singapore has grown, despite lacking the natural resources of neighbors, to become one of the world’s richest states with a simply staggering economic growth, all thanks to the leadership of one great statesman.

24.03.2015 11:20

Singapore under Lee Kuan Yew: From third to first world
The world is paying tribute following the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He transformed a colonial trading post into one of the world’s most important financial centers through the “Singapore economic miracle.”

23.03.2015 08:31

Where and how to see the full solar eclipse this Friday March 20
The “supermoon” will move between the sun and the Earth on Friday in an event that will darken the skies above Northern Europe. According to astronomers, this type of eclipse is so rare it will occur only three times more this century.

19.03.2015 18:00

UN Security Council: ISIS replacing Taliban in Afghanistan
The Islamic State has infiltrated into Afghanistan and is attempting to step into the Taliban's boots, acknowledged the UN Security Council. Russia’s representative to the UN warns Central Asian states could be the next stop for the Islamic extremists.

17.03.2015 06:15

Indonesian aerobatics aircraft collide and crash during training (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Two aerobatics aircraft have crashed in Malaysia after they grazed each other during practice. One of the vehicles collided with two neighboring houses and set them on fire.

15.03.2015 08:31

China sends patrol jets after Myanmar cross-border bombing kills four
The Chinese military deployed fighter jets to patrol the country’s border with Myanmar after a cross-border bombing killed four Chinese villagers and left nine injured. Beijing warned its neighbor of "decisive action" if the incident is repeated.

14.03.2015 07:19

Britain’s membership in China-led World Bank rival of ‘UK national interest’ - spokesman
The UK government considers membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank (AIIB) of British national interest. However, the decision was given the cold shoulder by the US which sees the AIIB as rival to the Western financial system.

13.03.2015 07:40

Chomolungma conquered! Google launches virtual tour of Nepal Everest region (VIDEO)
Even armchair tourists can now claim they have seen the roof of the world, as Google’s Street View project has introduced a virtual tour to one of the world’s most inaccessible places – Nepal’s Sagarmatha national park, with its glorious Everest Mountain.

12.03.2015 13:02

‘Exploitation’: Clothing labels accused of Cambodia worker discrimination, child labor
Human Rights Watch has lashed out at European retail giants over "discriminatory labor conditions" in Cambodian factories, most of which exploit young women. HRW claimed in its report that one of the retailers, H&M, uses child labor.

12.03.2015 11:48

US wants Vietnam to stop Russian aircraft refueling at navy base – report
Washington has asked Vietnam to prevent Russia from using the Cam Ranh Bay naval base in the South China Sea to refuel its military aircraft, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed State Department official.

12.03.2015 00:39

​Package deal: Indonesian house for sale comes with wife
A two-bedroom house in Indonesia comes with a garage, a spacious backyard and…a wife. The unorthodox offer is the idea of a creative realtor, and the house’s owner, a 40-year-old widow, is happy to go along with the plan.

11.03.2015 15:20