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US hostage rescuers dropped from night sky, says witness

A witness to the US raid in Syria has described how dozens of commandos arrived in the middle of the night on heavily armed helicopters.

Thousands flee Bangkok fearing breach of river banks

Traffic clogged rounds out of the Thai capital as thousands of people fled ahead of a high tide expected to worsen floods.

Thaksin party wins Thai election by a landslide

The sister of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra led her party in a landslide election win on Sunday.

Thai protesters abandon Bangkok refuge

Thai authorities restored order in Bangkok on Thursday after a night of rioting and fires that veered towards anarchy.

Thai troops battle protesters as crisis deepens

Thai troops battled anti-government protesters in central Bangkok on Friday, attempting to seal off their encampment.

Bangkok braces for unrest after peace plan rejected

Bangkok braced on Sunday for more unrest a day after the Thai government rejected a peace overture from demonstrators.

Asia marks tsunami’s fifth anniversary with prayers

Saffron-robed Thai monks chanted and prayed for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Saturday as Asia marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster.

Murder brings scrutiny to fast-growing Craigslist

When Marissa decided to switch jobs from nursing to prostitution a year ago, the online classified site Craigslist was pivotal, she said.

FBI hands Stanford fraud charges in Virginia

Billionaire Allen Stanford, accused of an -billion fraud that spooked investors around the world, was served with the formal complaint on Thursday.

US charges Allen Stanford with ‘massive’ fraud

Texas billionaire Allen Stanford and three of his companies were charged with massive fraud on Tuesday as federal agents swooped on his headquarters.

Palin says Obama friendly with terrorists

Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin accused Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday of ''palling around with terrorists''.

Pressure mounts on US over rescue package

Pressure mounted on lawmakers to agree on a -billion financial rescue plan after talks at the White House broke down in acrimony.

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