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Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

By TERESA CEROJANO
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually...full story
updated 2014-10-23 07:22 PM
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Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes
By TERESA CEROJANO
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates have reported being overworked, beaten or sexually....Fullstory

2014-10-23 07:22 PM

Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime....Fullstory

2014-10-23 06:42 PM

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Launches Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a Global Culinary Partnership with the James Beard Foundatio

Associated Press

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 23, 2014--Today Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with the world's foremost culinary....Fullstory

2014-10-23 06:22 PM

KMT to appeal ruling in Wang Jin-pyng tiff KMT to appeal ruling in Wang Jin-pyng tiff

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

KMT spokesman says the case goes to the heart of the party's right to maintain discipline in its ranks....Fullstory

2014-10-23 05:26 PM

Ko Wen-je: Consider re-siting Huannan Market while rebuilding

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ko said the current patchwork facelift approach is too slow, could take ten years....Fullstory

2014-10-23 05:18 PM

Cyprus president hospitalized in Brussels

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cypriot official says the president of Cyprus has been admitted to a hospital in Brussels after a prolonged nosebleed that....Fullstory

2014-10-23 04:42 PM

Taiwan set to purchase advanced trainers in 2017: defense minister Taiwan set to purchase advanced trainers in 2017: defense minister

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan is planning to purchase advanced trainers to replace its aging fleet of F-5E/F jet fighters....Fullstory

2014-10-23 03:19 PM

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
By BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted....Fullstory

2014-10-23 02:22 PM

Military to review Thunder Tiger flight maneuvers after fatal crash

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) The military will review the flight maneuvers performed by the Air Force's Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team....Fullstory

2014-10-23 01:24 PM

President's top national security aide attends legislative hearing

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) King Pu-tsung, widely known as President Ma Ying-jeou's most trusted confidante, attended his first legislative....Fullstory

2014-10-23 01:19 PM

Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests
By JACK CHANG and KELVIN CHAN
Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) -- It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and....Fullstory

2014-10-23 07:01 PM

JEPH: Dioxin threat in Vietnam is still very real

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A recently released report shows that dioxin is still present in the soil and sediments of Vietnam and other areas sprayed with Agent Orange, with dangerously high levels in the food chain....Fullstory

2014-10-23 06:37 PM

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH
Associated Press

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have....Fullstory

2014-10-23 06:01 PM

Taiwan-Slovakia working holiday program launched

Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) A working holiday program between Taiwan and Slovakia was launched Thursday, with young adults interested in....Fullstory

2014-10-23 05:25 PM

King Pu-tsung: Chang Hsien-yao was not bugged, others were King Pu-tsung: Chang Hsien-yao was not bugged, others were

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

King was hesitant in answering questions from the PFP's Thomas Lee at the Legislative Yuan....Fullstory

2014-10-23 04:58 PM

China, Iran defense officials meet

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- China's defense minister has met with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries. Thursday's meeting in....Fullstory

2014-10-23 04:01 PM

US think tank faults Myanmar on Rakhine response
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little....Fullstory

2014-10-23 02:22 PM

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team
By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to....Fullstory

2014-10-23 01:42 PM

BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: CANADA-SHOOTING OTTAWA, Ontario -- Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the country's military stun Canadians and raise fears the country was being....Fullstory

2014-10-23 01:22 PM

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials working to keep Ebola from spreading into the U.S. have ordered that all travelers who come into the U.S. from....Fullstory

2014-10-23 01:01 PM

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