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    US-Asean summit set for February in California
    Jan05

    US-Asean summit set for February in California

    WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will host leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15 and 16, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s office dubbed the meeting, the first hosted by a US president with the 10 Asean leaders, “unprecedented” and said it would...

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha
    Jan05

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha

    DOHA (AFP) – Defending champion David Ferrer crashed out in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, beaten in three sets by Ukraines Ilya Marchenko, ranked number 94 in the world.Ferrer, the number four seed, struggled throughout, losing his serve in the very first game and eventually going down 7-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an eventful clash...

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury
    Jan05

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury

    Serena Williams of the United States prepares to serve against the Legendari Japan Warriors player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Germany during their women’s singles match in the International Premier Tennis League in Pasay City, Philippines, December 7, 2015. Photo: Reuters PERTH: World number one Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup...

    Ukrainian president likely to visit Azerbaijan this year
    Jan05

    Ukrainian president likely to visit Azerbaijan this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is likely to visit Azerbaijan this year, the press service of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration told APA on Jan.5. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines limits baggage allowance, baffling analysts
    Jan05

    Malaysia Airlines limits baggage allowance, baffling analysts

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP – Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday announced immediate restrictions on check-in luggage for some Europe-bound flights, citing strong headwinds, a move that left aviation analysts puzzled. In a statement on its website, the carrier said “unseasonably strong headwinds” were limiting the amount of baggage its flights could...

    Injured Sharapova, Halep withdraw from Brisbane tournament
    Jan05

    Injured Sharapova, Halep withdraw from Brisbane tournament

    BRISBANE: Defending champion Maria Sharapova and top-seeded Simona Halep withdrew from the Australian Open warmup tournament in Brisbane within an hour of each other on Tuesday, without playing a match. Sharapova was scheduled to play fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday but withdrew hours before the first-round match rather than risk...

    Authorities ready to implement free-visa policy for additional 84 countries
    Jan05

    Authorities ready to implement free-visa policy for additional 84 countries

    Foreign tourists arrive at Ulee Lheu Port in Banda Aceh Aceh on Jan. 2 after visiting Weh Island in Sabang regency. The government has made the nationals of another 84 countries eligle for free visas, bringing the total to 174 nationalities in a bid to boost tourism. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra)Immigration officials are ready to implement a free-visa...

    Ukraine utility cyber attack wider than reported
    Jan05

    Ukraine utility cyber attack wider than reported

    PHUKET: A central European security software firm said on Monday that a cyber attack last month in Ukraine was broader than initially reported last week when the nation’s secret police blamed a power outage on Russia.Western Ukraine power company Prykarpattyaoblenergo reported an outage on Dec. 23, saying the area affected included regional...

    Deliberate acts cause more airline deaths than crashes
    Jan05

    Deliberate acts cause more airline deaths than crashes

    This photo released by the Prime Minister’s office shows the tail of a Metrojet plane that crashed in Hassana, Egypt on Oct. 31, 2015. There were more airline deaths worldwide due to deliberate acts in 2015 than to accidental air crashes for the second year in a row, according to an industry tally. (Suliman el-Oteify/Egyptian Prime...

    Ukraine rejects services of Azerspace-1
    Jan05

    Ukraine rejects services of Azerspace-1

    Programs are broadcasted via satellite “Amos-3” (4°W). …read more Source: News.Az

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