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Top Asian News At 11:30 P.m. Gmt - Yahoo News

The latest kidnapping highlights persistent security threats in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island and is believed to be spillover of violence from the southern Philippines, a region where separatist militants and kidnap gangs are active just a short boat ride away. SYDNEY (AP) Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host Michael Parkinson in an interview broadcast on Australia's Channel 10 that he just recently realized the truth about himself.

News Wrap: Boko Haram leader claims unreported attacks

GMT 1 hour ago Content preferences Done KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghanistan's election crisis deepened Sunday as the two presidential candidates sparred over the release of preliminary results and calls mounted for a broader investigation of suspect ballots amid allegations of massive fraud. The impasse has threatened to undermine what the U.S. and its allies had hoped would be the country's first democratic transfer of authority after President Hamid Karzai agreed to step down after two terms as legally required.

News Sentinel recognized for coverage of church bus crash » Knoxville News Sentinel

Staff coverage of the tragedy won the Best Spot News Coverage award, and the photography of Paul Efird and Michael Patrick won the Best News Photograph award. Efirds photograph of the scene also was recognized as the Tennessee Photo of the Year by The Associated Press. The News Sentinel also won first place awards in the Local Features category, for reporter Matt Lakins Dust of War series looking back on the war in Iraq, and in the Best Sports Photograph category for coverage by Michael Patrick, Adam Lau and Kevin Martin of a University of Tennessee football victory. The paper took second-place awards for Best Business Coverage, Best Website and Best Single Feature for reporter Kristi Nelsons story about protester Mariea Wooding, whose photograph became a symbol of Knoxvilles civil-rights movement. Third-place awards included Best Education Reporting for Jamie Satterfields and Lydia McCoys stories on Knox County school security; Best Sports Writing for Evan Woodberys and Mike Stranges UT football coverage; Best Graphics or Illustrations for Don Woods portfolio; Best Feature Photograph for Patricks portrayal of state trooper training; Investigative Reporting for Satterfields stories about problems in the Knox County Criminal Court clerks office; Editorials for Scott Barkers writing; Community Lifestyles for work by the newspapers features staff; News Reporting for staff work on the Pilot Flying J rebate fraud investigation; and Public Service for the newspapers school security coverage.

News of Record for July 14, 2014 | Sonora / Tuolumne News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown | Union Democrat

Deputies asked if she saw the other woman steal and she became angry and said, Well, she is the only one who couldve done this! 1:19 p.m., Twain Harte Someone on South Fork and Middle Camp roads said they saw a slender man with a crossbow run behind a house. 1:49 p.m., Sonora area A woman on Meadow Brook Drive said her ex-husband was provoking her to violate her court order to be good. 4:42 p.m., Jamestown A woman on Jamestown Road said her cat was shot with a BB gun and it needed surgery. 9:16 p.m., East Sonora An arrest was made at the Moose Lodge on Longeway Road after someone reported two females attempting to pick a lock. 10:35 p.m., Tuolumne A woman on Maranatha Drive said she heard a loud crash and her power was out. 11:12 p.m., Jamestown A man at a motel on Highway 108 was causing a disturbance in the lobby because he did not have a microwave in his room as he requested. FRIDAY 5:31 a.m., Sonora area Someone on Cabezut Road and Shannon Drive said they saw a man duck into the bushes when they walked by. Deputies responded and confirmed the man caught a snake a few days ago and was returning it to the bushes.

Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT - Yahoo News

Also, Secretary of State John Kerry met one-on-one with his Iranian counterpart in continuing talks on Irans nuclear program.2014-07-14 18:00:00disabled2365288864H2t-BZWZkmotrue108504108501http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/former-u-s-special-envoy-israel-palestinians-abandon-status-quo/Former special envoy: Mideast cease-fire is most importantMartin Indyk, former U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, joins chief foreign affairs correspondent Toko Hanin Margaret Warner to discuss what it will take to end the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, the potential for a ground invasion and why both sides have to make gut-wrenching compromises.2014-07-14 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/452129140-320x196.jpg2365288904x1fDL_qKQsk108495108484http://www.pbs.org/newshour/episode/monday-july-14-2014/Monday, July 14, 2014Monday on the NewsHour, Citigroup agreed to pay a record fine for selling risky mortgage securities. Also: Hamas launched a drone in the midst of chaos in the Middle East, fighting flares along the Russia-Ukraine border, British comedian John Oliver on turning news into comedy, reflecting on the impact of the 2014 World Cup and remembering the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer.2014-07-14 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mideastcrisisfullshow-320x196.jpg23652889066RAKO--E68I108481108485http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/israel-shoots-hamas-drone-amid-continued-violence/Israel shoots down Hamas drone amid continued violenceHamas launched a drone aircraft over Israels southern coastline today, claiming that the launch demonstrates the groups growing power. Meanwhile, three Israeli Jews, including two minors, confessed to abducting and burning a Palestinian boy alive an apparent revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.2014-07-14 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/israeldrone-320x196.jpg23652888773oCKj7GKXzk In our news wrap Monday, a new video surfaced from the militant group Boko Haram in which the groups leader claims responsibility for attacks never reported by the Nigerian government.

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