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at 05:09 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Rolexes, Buddha statues: A unique auction in Thailand opens window to police corruption
BANGKOK - At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.
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at 05:08 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Too good to be true? $72 business class deal on South African Airways was just that
JOHANNESBURG - It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.
at 04:50 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Countdown to being declared Ebola free begins in Liberia with release of last patient
MONROVIA, Liberia - Authorities in Liberia are preparing to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.
at 04:33 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Federal offices in the Washington area close ahead of new round of winter weather
WASHINGTON - The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region.
at 04:31 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Death toll after blast at coal mine in war-stricken east Ukraine city reaches 32
DONETSK, Ukraine - Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.
at 03:46 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, seeks to ease Gulf Arab concerns over Iran nuclear talks, Yemen, Syria
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.
at 03:17 on March 05, 2015, EST.
US ambassador to SKorea in stable condition after being slashed on face and wrist by attacker
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.
at 01:28 on March 05, 2015, EST.
US Justice Dept won't bring federal charges in Ferguson shooting, but criticizes police force
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department will not prosecute a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old whose death in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked weeks of protests and ignited an intense national debate over how police treat African-Americans. But the government released a scathing report that faulted the city for racial bias.
at 01:54 on March 05, 2015, EST.
'It WAS him': Defence attorney admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON - In a startling opening statement at the biggest U.S. terrorism trial in decades, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's own lawyer told a jury that the 21-year-old former college student committed the Boston Marathon bombing.
at 01:52 on March 05, 2015, EST.
US contractor arrested in Emirates for Facebook posts about work; accused of cyber-slander
A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.
at 01:51 on March 05, 2015, EST.
Autopsy fails to pinpoint death cause for Ore. baby left 6 hours in parked car
HILLSBORO, Ore. - An autopsy has failed to pinpoint a cause of death for a 6-month-old girl whose father says he forgot her, leaving her in his car for six hours with the windows rolled up in a suburban Portland parking lot last October.
at 22:27 on March 04, 2015, EST.
Substitute teacher jailed for showing movie with graphic sex, violence in Ohio classroom
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
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