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Bus crash in Argentina leads to manslaughter investigation

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An investigation has been launched in Argentina after a bus ran off a road into a ravine in the rugged northwest of the country.

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Half of Companies Bribe Officials in Vietnam

Nearly half of Vietnam’s companies say they have had to bribe officials in order to do business, a new survey conducted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) revealed.

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Former CIA Officer John Kiriakou Indicted for Allegedly Disclosing Classified Information, Including Covert Officer’s Identity, to Journalists and Lying to CIA’s Publications Board

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou was indicted today for allegedly repeatedly disclosing classified information to journalists, including the name of a covert CIA officer and information revealing the role of another CIA employee in classified activities, Justice Department officials announced. Kiriakou was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia, after he was initially charged in a criminal complaint and arrested in January 2012.

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Titanic wreckage to be protected under UNESCO convention

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Survey of underwater site.

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Largest feathered dinosaur found in China

Palaeontologists in China have found evidence of the largest feathered dinosaur so far.

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Nations Agree on Draft Treaty to End Illicit Tobacco Trade

After four years of negotiations, representatives of 135 nations have unanimously agreed on the text of a protocol to end the illicit trade in tobacco products. Nations are expected to adopt the protocol, the first under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, in November.

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Director-General of UNESCO urges respect for the preservation of World Heritage site of Timbuktu (Mali)

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today voiced concern about the risk posed by fighting around the World Heritage site of Timbuktu in the north of Mali and recalled the internationally recognized obligation of countries to safeguard their heritage in times of war.

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Eloundou Assomo, Lazare - Sankore mosque, Timbuktu, Mali

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Computer virus may target Indian firms in Dubai?

A computer virus from China has been targeting users in India as well as in China, and as many Indian companies are based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), they need to be 'extra careful', an expert has said.

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Director-General of UNESCO appeals for protection of Syria’s cultural heritage

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today called for the protection of the cultural heritage of Syria.

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Ancient city of Damascu

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Three winning tickets announced in rich lottery

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