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Bilateral relation between Hong Kong and Philippines normalises over hostage crisis

Bilateral relation between Hong Kong and Philippines normalises over hostage crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 18:22

Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal.

Teen stowaway wanted to go to Africa, ended up in Hawaii

Teen stowaway wanted to go to Africa, ended up in Hawaii

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 18:15

A 15-year-old boy who made international headlines this week by surviving an astonishing five-hour journey in a jet`s wheel well was actually trying to get to Somalia to find his mother but ended up in Hawaii.

North Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

North Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:25

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea finally voiced its condolences Wednesday for the victims of the disaster, including the many schoolchildren who died.

Palestinian rivals agree on government formation, elections

Palestinian rivals agree on government formation, elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:22

The Hamas movement and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas`s Fatah Party agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold general elections, a senior Palestinian official said.

Bomb kills police general in Cairo

Bomb kills police general in Cairo

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:20

A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in Egypt`s capital on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Cairo within a week.

Thailand PM gets court extension to prepare legal defence

Thailand PM gets court extension to prepare legal defence

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:18

Thailand`s constitutional court today allowed embattled Premier Yingluck Shinawatra 15 more days to submit her defence against allegations of unlawfully transferring a top civil servant.

US astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs

US astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:15

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk today to install a backup computer at the International Space Station after one failed earlier this month.

Syria announces name of first presidential candidate

Syria announces name of first presidential candidate

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:13

The Syrian parliament Wednesday announced the name of the first candidate who registered for the presidential election, media reported.

Tony Blair: Radicalised Islam a growing threat

Tony Blair: Radicalised Islam a growing threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:09

The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said today, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt`s military government.

Ukraine rebels brace for assault as US troops head to region

Ukraine rebels brace for assault as US troops head to region

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 17:07

Pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine braced today for a renewed military offensive by Kiev as US troops headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow over the escalating crisis.