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AFP Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 TAIPEI – Taiwan business tycoon Samuel Yin, whose assets are reportedly worth more than $3 billion, has pledged to donate 95 percent of his wealth to charity after he dies, local media said Thursday. The 60-year-old, who is one of the island’s richest men, announced the pledge – the biggest [...]
Americans held hostage as pirates hijack yacht 4 U.S. citizens, including a retired dentist, are believed to have been seized svquest.com S/V Quest, reported hijacked by Somali pirates Friday, had four Americans aboard, reportedly including owners Jean and Scott Adam, who were sailing around the world. msnbc.com staff and news service reports msnbc.com staff and [...]
AFP Matt Hasselbeck passed for 272 yards and four touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch scampered 67 yards for a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks upset defending Super Bowl champs New Orleans 41-36. The Seahawks rallied from an early deficit to score 17 consecutive points in the first half of Saturday's NFC wild card playoff game at [...]
MEXICO CITY (AFP) – A Mexican mother who put all 11 of her murdered son's kidnappers behind bars has become a symbol of the increasingly private fight against outlaws in this crime-riddled country. The 11th kidnapper, arrested last week, said Isabel Miranda de Wallace's son Hugo, then 31, was beaten to death the day he [...]
Roberto Schmidt / AFP-Getty Images A member of a brass band holds a tattered sheet of music at a local school in the Korogocho slum in Nairobi on October 16, 2010. Roberto Schmidt / AFP-Getty Images Seventeen-year-old Steve Odieno (R) warms up his trumpet in a corner before a presentation at a local corporate function [...]
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AFP) – US President Barack Obama makes a much-delayed homecoming of sorts to Indonesia on Tuesday, seeking to engage Muslims and cement strategic relations on the second leg of his Asia tour. ADVERTISEMENT Obama is flying from India, the world's largest democracy, to Indonesia, its most populous Muslim-majority nation, mixing diplomatic [...]
The Starting Point is a preview of the stories we expect to cover today and a snapshot of the news that occurred overnight. Top story Flooding in Pakistan has sparked the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, AFP reported. At least 20 million people, or 1 in 5 Pakistanis, have been affected by the floods, [...]