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Archive for May 2015

Search for Flight MH370 due to end but extension possible

May 31, 2015 - INDIAN OCEAN

A 23,000-square mile search of the seabed for the missing jet MH370, which disappeared last March carrying 239 passengers and crew, is due for completion by the end of May. An additional 23,000-mile year-long search will be made if the plane is not found.

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Coal and gold sectors begin wage talks

May 25, 2015 - SOUTH AFRICA

Wage talks in the coal and gold sectors are due to begin. In April 421 workers at Anglo American’s coal mine downed tools over recruitment changes and safety.

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Nadal seeking 10th Roland Garros title

May 24, 2015 - FRANCE

Spain’s Rafael Nadal aims to take his 10th Roland Garros title at the French Open, but Novak Djokovic, World No. 1 and dominant so far in 2015, will do his best to claim the mantle of champion.

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Women protestors to cross Korea’s dangerous divide


American activist Gloria Steinem and Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia are among a 30-strong group planning to mark International Women’s Day for Disarmament by crossing Korea’s Demilitarized Zone.

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Military still on top on first anniversary of latest Thai coup

May 22, 2015 - THAILAND

The army is still firmly in control one year after it stepped in to end months of confrontation between the government and its opponents, but troubles lie ahead for the generals if they don’t fix the economy, or if they step too hard on ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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