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Offbeat: Buy a vowel? Couple flown to Grenada, not Granada

A Washington couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their vacation by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of ... Full story

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MYANMAR The Burmese parliament reduces the prison terms for violating a law that requires people to obtain permission for public protests, state media report. Under ... Full story

ORGANIZED CRIME: Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel

The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested at a home while watching the telecast of Mexico’s soccer team playing in ... Full story

‘Retired’ Russian mafia boss arrested in Thailand

A Russian mafia gang leader wanted back home for his alleged involvement in scores of killings and other criminal activities since 1995 was arrested in ... Full story

Eyes on you! Experts reveal police hacking methods

Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the cybercriminal handbook, using targets’ own phones and computers to spy on them ... Full story

IRAQ: Former militia program eyed for new fight

They were known as the Sahwa, or the Awakening Councils — Sunni militiamen who took extraordinary risks to side with U.S. troops in the fight ... Full story

This Day in History | 1963 - Kennedy: ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

The US President, John F Kennedy, has made a ground-breaking speech in Berlin offering American solidarity to the citizens of West Germany. A crowd of ... Full story

Offbeat | US: University of journalism issues diplomas with misspelled word

An Illinois university’s typo is getting national attention.Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication recently gave 30 diplomas to graduates on which the ... Full story

THE BUZZ | Hacking trial: Coulson guilty, Brooks cleared of charges

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.His predecessor Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges ... Full story

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SOUTH KREA Prime minister-nominee withdraws from consideration following mounting criticism over alleged pro-Japanese remarks he made. President Park Geun-hye had nominated former senior journalist Moon ... Full story

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