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CSD grills 4 bomb plot suspects

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - May 18, 2017
Four more suspects linked to what police say were foiled bomb attacks in Bangkok and surrounding provinces last year were handed over to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) for further investigation yesterday. The four, among 17 suspects facing arrest ...  


In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing's claims in South Ch...

ReutersReuters - May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald ...  


Boston Celtics explain their only hope for slowing down LeBron James

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com - May 19, 2017
The Boston Celtics have no one who can guard LeBron James, and they know it. James went for 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in winning Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He's averaging 31, 9.4 and 9.2 against Boston this season.  

Cape Town

Parched Cape Town Imposes Water Restrictions Due to Drought

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - May 23, 2017
In this photo taken Sunday, April 16, 2017, the Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water supply to Cape Town, South Africa, is shown at low levels. The city, a major international tourist attraction, is instructing people to severely restrict water ...  


New Chicago bus would answer neighborhood's calls for better MATA service
The Commercial Appeal - May 27, 2017

"There has been an outcry to restore a bus route that we had in the past called the 31 Crosstown that did touch upon transporting folks in and out of New Chicago," said Nicole C. Lacey, MATA's chief communications officer. "It's just intensified to the ...  


Dubai fintechs invited to play in regulated innovation sandbox

CNBCCNBC - May 25, 2017
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is inviting financial technology (fintech) firms to apply for an Innovation Testing License (ITL) that will allow qualifying companies to develop and test concepts for between six to 12 months in a ...  


Standard Life to choose Dublin post-Brexit

Irish TimesIrish Times - May 17, 2017
“The most likely scenario – and the one we are now working towards – is using our Dublin-based operation to continue to support our European customers and clients,” he said in the text of a speech given to shareholders at the firm's annual general ...  


Edinburgh-Glasgow rail electrification delayed again
The Scotsman - May 18, 2017

Plans to speed up journeys by electrifying the main Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line have been delayed again, transport minister Humza Yousaf told MSPs today. He announced Network Rail had said a "safety-critical" component had failed, which would affect ...  


Normal hands Florence first defeat | Normal CornBelters ...

Bloomington PantagraphBloomington Pantagraph - May 22, 2017
NORMAL — With Florence cruising so skillfully through the first two weeks of the season, Normal needed to summon some reverse mojo Sunday at the Corn ...  


The times they are a-litigious: Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech

SoraNews24SoraNews24 - May 21, 2017
During a commencement ceremony for students of Kyoto University, president Juichi Yamagiwa delivered a speech that dealt with the song “Blown' in the Wind” by folk artist and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. The speech was an astute interpretation of the song ...  

Las Vegas

Burglars tie up 72-year-old, ransack central Las Vegas home

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - May 18, 2017
Two armed men tied up a 72-year-old woman and ransacked her home Thursday morning, Las Vegas police said. The men kicked in the door to her home on the 2200 block of Paseo Del Prado, near Rancho Drive and Sahara Avenue, Metro Lt. David ...  


Paul Roos reveals new spin on 2013's blockbuster trade between Melbourne and GWS Giants

Fox SportsFox Sports - May 20, 2017
FOR a while after Melbourne's blockbuster 2013 trade with Greater Western Sydney, the debate over 'who would you rather' raged — Josh Kelly, or Christian Salem and Dom Tyson? The Demons favoured the latter, opting to part with Picks 2, 22 and 72 in a ...  


How much do you know about Montreal's landmarks?

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 20, 2017
What is New York without the Statue of Liberty, London without Big Ben, Paris without the Eiffel Tower? While Montreal's landmarks may not be as famous as those internationally recognized ones, ours are part of what makes this city unique. With the ...  


Demolition Drama in Moscow | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs (subscription)Foreign Affairs (subscription) - May 19, 2017
Tens of thousands of Muscovites are protesting the city's plans to demolish thousands of Khrushchev-era apartment blocks.  

New Orleans

Take a look inside the new Dave & Buster's in New Orleans

NOLA.comNOLA.com - May 18, 2017
The new Dave & Buster's in New Orleans' Central Business District opens to the public Monday (May 22) on top of a new parking garage at the corner of Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue. This is first Dave & Buster's to open in Louisiana. We got a sneak ...  

New York City

Search for Vanished Plane Carrying New York City Designer, Young Sons Stretches Into 3rd Day

NBC New YorkNBC New York - May 17, 2017
Debris has been found in the ocean as officials search for a plane missing in the Bermuda Triangle with a New York woman, her two young sons and her boyfriend aboard. Erica Byfield reports. (Published May 18,2017) ...  

San Francisco

How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - May 19, 2017
For 152 years, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported on—and photographed—every aspect of the city, including, of course, the evolution of Silicon Valley into the center of the world's tech industry. This area, south of San Francisco, earned its ...  


New Seattle law says it's OK to watch, record and comment on police activity

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - May 23, 2017
The First Amendment can offer protections to members of the public when they watch and record police. And a Seattle Police Department policy adopted in 2008 says bystanders may remain nearby and record the incident as long as they don't interfere.  


Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

Emn NewsThe Straits Times - May 26, 2017
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea on Friday (May 26) authorised a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae In's pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang. The centre-left ...  


Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

Washington PostWashington Post - May 23, 2017
BEIJING — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours. Video ...  


Singapore Q1 GDP up 2.7% on year, meeting expectations as the full-year forecast was affirmed at 1% to 3%

CNBCCNBC - May 25, 2017
Singapore's first quarter GDP rose 2.7 percent year-on-year as expected, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Thursday, as it affirmed the full-year forecast of 1.0 percent to 3.0 percent growth. "The GDP growth forecast for 2017 is maintained at ...  


Who are the Ajax starlets Man United will face in Stockholm?

Irish TimesIrish Times - May 17, 2017
Dutch giants Ajax will face Manchester United in the Europa League final in Stockholm next week. While the English club have employed a blend of youth and experience to reach the showpiece, Ajax's progression has largely been thanks to a talented squad ...  


Armed robbery at Sydney pub
9news.com.au - May 23, 2017

Two men armed with knives and wearing gloves and balaclavas have threatened staff at a western Sydney pub before escaping with cash. The two men entered the premises at Toongabbie about 12.30am on Wednesday and demanded cash, police said.  


VanMoof's latest electric bike takes on hellish Tokyo commutes

The VergeThe Verge - May 18, 2017
VanMoof, the electric bicycle company that impressed us last year with its speedy and stylish Electrified S, is releasing a new model designed specifically for Tokyo. The Electrified X is more compact than the S, with smaller wheels and an all-new ...  


Toronto police app maps out mental health services for people in crisis

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 19, 2017
It came as one of the recommendations included in former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci's review of how the Toronto police respond to mental health crisis situations. That review was called after Const. James Forcillo fatally shot Sammy Yatim on ...  


Vancouver to revive Hogan's Alley community with help of American architect

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 21, 2017
The City of Vancouver has hired an American architect to help revitalize Hogan's Alley, after the Georgia viaducts come down. Hogan's Alley was a four-block long dirt lane that formed the nucleus of Vancouver's first concentrated African-Canadian ...  


Venice world heritage status under threat

The GuardianThe Guardian - May 26, 2017
It's an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The message of Stop the Madness, Philip Colbert's pop-art-with-a-purpose at the current Venice Biennale, is echoed by Lorenzo Quinn's Support, a large-scale installation of giant hands reaching out of the Grand ...  


Opec's meeting in Vienna: live updates | The National
The National - May 25, 2017

Opec gathers in Vienna today for its 172nd ordinary meeting, where it will discuss the possibility of extending the Opec and non-Opec oil production cuts.  

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