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  • Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier

    SEOUL, Aug 29 - South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) claimed in a report Thursday that Samsung supplier HEG Technology... Read more

  • Flights cancelled as Germanwings pilots begin strike

    FRANKFURT, Aug 29 - More than 100 flights were cancelled at some of Germany's main airports Friday as pilots of Lufthansa's low-cost airline Germanwings walked out in a dispute over early retirement provisions. A Germanwings spokeswoman said that out of a total 164 flights... Read more

  • NATO says ‘over 1,000 Russian troops’ in Ukraine

    MONS, August 28- A senior NATO official said on Thursday that "well over a thousand" Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine. "They support separatists, fighting with them and fighting amongst them," the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that the supply... Read more

  • Ebola death toll ‘could reach 20,000′ before outbreak ends

    ACCRA, August 28- Ebola hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed. Nigeria meanwhile announced the virus had reached its... Read more

  • Nouveaux riches and pollutants in new Chinese dictionary

    BEIJING, Aug 28 - A new Chinese dictionary backed by the national language regulator offers a glimpse into the social and environmental concerns of the citizenry, adding nearly 100 phrases to the lexicon, a report said Thursday. The additions to the third edition of the... Read more