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  • Australia tight-lipped on MH370 jet search funding

    June 13, 2014 10:24 PM 4

    Fifty-fifty, a Malaysian official said of how his country and Australia will split the bill for the increasingly massive search for the missing jetliner. Not so fast, Canberra responded. Malaysian and Australian officials discussed cost-sharing this week in the Australian capital, but Australian Transport Minister Warren Truss declined to say on Friday

  • Britain makes Angelina Jolie an honorary dame

    June 13, 2014 10:17 PM 6

    LONDON: Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list released on Friday, as Britain paid tribute to the Hollywood star for her efforts to combat warzone rape. The American actress, who US Secretary of State John Kerry described as "a fierce and fearless advocate", leads a list of film idols, sports stars

  • Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II

    June 13, 2014 9:51 PM 12

    LONDON — Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame — the female version of a knight — by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war zones. Jolie, who won a supporting actress

  • After the hobnobbing, starstruck Hague hands Tinseltown's queen Angelina Jolie a gong 

    June 13, 2014 9:51 PM 7

    The starstruck Foreign Secretary, who has spent most of the week at the Hollywood actress’s side, bestowed the surprise accolade on her as part of the Queen’s birthday honours. The pair have been working closely together at a summit on rape in London – despite the escalating political and military crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. But eyebrows were raised

  • Ref was out of his depth, say Croatians

    June 13, 2014 8:28 PM 2

    SAO PAULO — While refereeing standards at the World Cup would always be hotly debated, Yuichi Nishimura made sure this one will not be any different after a controversial performance in the opening match on Thursday, when hosts Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 at Sao Paulo’s Corinthians Arena. The Japanese official pointed to the penalty spot when Brazil forward

  • US offers $18M in rewards for African militants

    June 13, 2014 8:28 PM 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering rewards of up to $18 million for information on the whereabouts of four Islamist militants who operate in north and west Africa. The State Department said Friday it had placed rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the location of Khalid al-Barnawi, Hamad el Khairy, and Ahmed

  • US posts US$18m bounty for four African militants

    June 13, 2014 8:15 PM 2

    WASHINGTON:The United States posted $18 million in rewards Friday for the capture of four African militants involved in the kidnapping of foreigners and attacks on Western targets. Some $5 million each was offered for a former member of Nigeria's Boko Haram and two founding leaders of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) based in the Maghreb

  • Barack Obama and Iraq: Cool calculations

    June 13, 2014 7:27 PM 4

    AVOIDING aggressive questions is a hallmark of the White House press corps. So it should be no surprise that reporters watching President Barack Obama make an emergency statement on Iraq on June 13th failed to pelt him with the queries that lurk at the centre of the debate over America’s role in the Middle East. Namely: Mr President, did you help to bring

  • Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in U.S., but officials quiet about details to protect him from public uproar

    June 13, 2014 6:26 PM 6

    SAN ANTONIO — Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant who had been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical treatment. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Bergdahl flew to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas from Ramstein Air Base. Bergdahl “will continue

  • Hillary Clinton book tour: Tougher than she expected?

    June 13, 2014 6:14 PM 5

    In promoting her book, Hillary Clinton made headlines for saying she and her husband were 'dead broke' in the early 2000s. A bumpy conversation about her switch to support of gay marriage hasn't helped, either. Washington — Has Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book tour been a little bumpier than she and her advisers expected? That’s what some pundits are saying