Imelda Marcos arrest warrant issued after failing to appear in court

(CNN)An arrest warrant has been filed for Imelda Marcos after the former Philippines First Lady failed to appear in court at the end of her corruption trial, according to a court official. The charges, filed in the 1990s, stem from companies set up by the family in Switzerland prior to…

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer flees Pakistan in fear for his life, associate says

Karachi, Pakistan (CNN)The lawyer representing a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after almost eight years on death row, has fled the country in fear for his life, an associate told CNN on Sunday. Masih also said he feared for his wife’s safety in prison, and that the family had…

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Hawaiis Birds Are Threatened By Snakes On A Plane

If you thought Snakes On A Plane was an improbable action film, you might be surprised to learn there is some historical truth to it, although these reptiles are coming to Hawaii, not leaving it. Snakes have been stowing away on planes for more than 70 years, with diabolical consequences…

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Rescue teams wade through filthy waters to help Kerala flood victims

Kerala, India (CNN)Dharamvir Singh is the leader of a team of six men tackling their latest tough assignment in the flood-ravaged southern Indian state of Kerala. His team draws on years of training as they navigate the dinghy through narrow streets that are filled with up to six feet of…

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Russia plans largest war games since end of Soviet Union

(CNN)Russia will stage its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union next month, the country’s Defense Ministry said Monday. Those exercises saw the Soviet Union test new weapons, including intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Videos from the Zapad-81 games show huge formations of tanks and artillery as well as…

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Yuan Gains After PBOC Move, Asian Stocks Climb: Markets Wrap

The yuan extended gains following a rally triggered by a surprise China central bank move to make it more expensive to bet against the currency. Asian stocks advanced Monday as the earnings seasons rolls on. The offshore yuan built on gains from Friday when the People’s Bank of China announced…

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Huge Review Concludes That This Common Dietary Supplement Is Essentially Useless

Easily one of the most commonly taken supplements, omega-3 fatty acids – say, in the form of cod liver oil tablets – are often thought to have a wide range of medical benefits. Over the years, though, evidence to seriously substantiate these claims have looked increasingly elusive. Now, a new…

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