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Koh Samui (Thailand) (AFP) - The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers opened Wednesday on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand's reputation as a tourist haven.

Havana (AFP) - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

By Samuel Shen and Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday after the securities regulator said the tumbling stock market in the world's second-biggest econom...

Bangkok (AFP) - Fourteen Thai students detained for an anti-coup protest were released from jail Wednesday but still face sedition charges, a lawyer said, in a case that has heightened concerns over civil liberties in the junta-ruled kingdom.

Studies in Australia, North America and Europe have shown that advanced breast cancer rates have not declined when women have regular mammograms.

Washington (AFP) - Only about 60 Syrian rebels are being trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, admitting it was far below the number hoped for.

Washington (AFP) - The US Army is to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years at home and abroad, a defense official said, in a move that will raise doubts about its ability to fight wars.

Koh Samui (Thailand) (AFP) - The families of two British backpackers murdered on a Thai island last year will attend the trial of the alleged killers, they said Wednesday, in a grim case that has tarnished the country's tourist haven reputation.

LONDON, (Reuters) - Prices in British high street stores fell at a slower pace last month as consumer sentiment strengthened, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday. The BRC sa...

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