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MH370 report: Mixed messages ate up time before official search initiated

Confusion, misleading information and then long periods of nothing marked the first hours of what's now known as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>It took air traffic controllers more than four hours after the last conversation with the cockpit to activate rescuers to look for the …

Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore stability.<p>Thailand's opposition leader and …

Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a …

Report: China to overtake U.S. economy this year

BEIJING (AP) — China has rejected a World Bank report that suggests it might pass the United States this year to become the biggest economy measured by its currency's purchasing power.<p>China is on track to become the No. 1 economy by sheer size by the early 2020s and possibly sooner. But its leaders …

Would Shakespeare’s poisons and drugs work in reality?

It’s the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, and drugs and potions played central parts in his work. But were they based on real substances? Scientists have tried to find out.<p>Hamlet’s father was poisoned by a substance poured into his ear while he slept. Juliet used a drug to fake her …

Literature

10 of Shakespeare's Best Dirty Jokes

<b>By Kalli Damschen, Baylor University</b><p>William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, and his plays have …

Queen Elizabeth II

13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

Like Precalculus and Newton's laws, Shakespeare's plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: "When will I <i>ever</i> need to know about this in <i>real life</i>?" Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an …

Globe Theatre takes Hamlet on tour to North Korea where despot leader Kim Jong-un killed his uncle... just like Shakespeare play

• Globe Theatre will stage Hamlet in Pyongyang as part of 2-year world tour<br>• Critics point out sinister similarities between play and despotic …

North Korea

China media: Obama's Asia tour

<b>Papers discuss US President Barack Obama's upcoming four-nation Asia tour amid growing regional tensions.</b><p>Mr Obama will arrive in Japan on Wednesday for a three-day visit, before heading to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.<p>Tensions between China and its neighbours, particularly Japan and …

China