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| April 30, 2017
Cosplay-with-hijabs-showcase-in-Malaysia

Around 20 women showcased their love for anime with elaborate make-up and costumes while still wearing their traditional hijab... More ››

| April 30, 2017
Indian-Visa

The "H-1B" visas are highly sought after by aspiring Indian immigrants but Trump's push to make the permits available... More ››

| April 30, 2017
US-aircraft-carrier-starts-drill-with-S.-Korean-navy

The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted US push... More ››

| April 30, 2017
press-freedom

Global press freedom has hit a 13-year low, threatened by US President Donald Trump's media bashing and restrictions pursued... More ››

| April 29, 2017
pope-francis

"True faith... moves our heart to love everyone... It makes us see the other not as an enemy to... More ››

| April 29, 2017
russia-protest

Protests in several cities were called by the Open Russia movement founded by arch-Putin foe and former oil magnate... More ››

| April 29, 2017
wikipedia

Turkish media said that the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and also... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Lim-Kia-Tong

Newly elected Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Lim Kia Tong, who was voted in with 30 of the... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Philippine-army

Misaya's death could not be independently confirmed, and the military would not provide details of the operation. More ››

| April 29, 2017
secret-cell

Dela Rosa rejected the allegations and accused the rights commission, an independent government body, of plotting to embarrass Duterte's... More ››

| April 29, 2017
ferrari

The four-time champion German led the way with a best lap in one minute and 34.001 seconds to wind... More ››

| April 29, 2017
ballistic-missile

North Korea test-fired the missile in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Baby-adopt

The baby's biological mother, the "fake" mother and a Moroccan man who allegedly served as an intermediary in the... More ››

| April 29, 2017
baby-live

Her tiny body was swaddled in pink, red and white cloth before it was lowered into the ground alongside... More ››

| April 29, 2017
duterte-ASEAN

Duterte urged the leaders to be "resolute in realising a drug-free ASEAN". More ››

| April 29, 2017
trump

With the arrival of the symbolic milestone of 100 days in power on Saturday, a cold, hard reality is... More ››

| April 29, 2017
phili-blast

Of the 14 people hurt, six were treated for minor wounds and sent home, while eight others remain in... More ››

| April 29, 2017
for-sale

In research published last month, campaign group Transparency International identified London properties worth £4.2 billion that it says were... More ››

| April 29, 2017
london-china-train

London is the 15th city to be linked to a new freight network offered by the state-run China Railway... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Razlan-Razal_sepang_moto-gp_60021

Learn from the 'two wheels' of Moto GP if you want to revive your sport, says Sepang circuit boss... More ››

| April 29, 2017
china-asean

Duterte steadfastly refused to use the verdict to pressure China, instead pursuing warmer relations and billions of dollars' worth... More ››

| April 29, 2017
trump

The study will review agreements to ensure they increase US growth and strengthen the country's manufacturing base before recommending... More ››

| April 29, 2017
NSA

The powerful US spy agency said that although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications,... More ››

| April 29, 2017
gozilla

Gorillaz has been an outlet for Albarn's more experimental side, breaking free from guitar pop to explore trippy, futuristic... More ››

| April 29, 2017
fyre-festival

Festival-goers, ready to post their lavish times on social media, arrived to take pictures of utilitarian white tents on... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Brexit1321

The agency also noted risk to London's dominant financial sector, "which is a major contributor to employment and public... More ››

| April 29, 2017
US-media

It had not sought any strategic tie-up but had "evaluated a number of expressions of interest" before decided to... More ››

| April 29, 2017
SRK

The Indian superstar charmed a TED Conference crowd, sharing his life and playfully portraying himself as an aging movie... More ››

| April 29, 2017
UPDATED
missil-north-korea

The launch ratchets up tensions on the Korean peninsula, with Washington and Pyongyang locked in an ever-tighter spiral of... More ››

| April 29, 2017
gardenbridge1

The Garden Bridge was originally estimated to cost £60 million (US$78 million) but the figure rose to more than... More ››

| April 29, 2017
pope

He criticised what he called "demagogic forms of populism... on the rise", saying they were unhelpful to peace. More ››

| April 29, 2017
oil25

Continued tepid oilfield investment creates the threat of a supply crunch down the road. More ››

| April 29, 2017
Ding1

The 30-year-old Chinese cueman had looked flat during the session earlier on Friday seeing his overnight lead, in the... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Kyrgios231

Kyrgios, who was due to be top seed at the Portuguese event starting on Monday, said he was heading... More ››

| April 29, 2017
simpsons

The Fox animated comedy which has 32 Emmys and famously predicted a Trump presidency in an episode aired in... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Drake

Jamaica's McLeod will face 2012 Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the United States in a men's 110m hurdles showcase... More ››

| April 29, 2017
maria-sharapova

Sharapova eased into the last four of the claycourt tournament by seeing off qualifier Anett Kontaveit on Friday for... More ››

| April 29, 2017
zidane

Le Pen, leader of the National Front party, was voted into the second round of French elections at the... More ››

| April 29, 2017
Murraynadal

Ramos-Vinolas beat the world number one on Murray's return from an elbow injury in the third round of the... More ››

| April 29, 2017
UPDATED
earthquake-generic

Coastal communities near General Santos were told to evacuate as a precaution, though authorities do not know how many... More ››

| April 28, 2017
razali-sepang

Former Grand Prix supremo Bernie Ecclestone gives interview in which he admits to overcharging. More ››

| April 28, 2017
zinedine zidane

"I'm far from all those ideas, of the National Front," Zidane, whose parents immigrated to France from Algeria, said... More ››

| April 28, 2017
Jose-Mourinho-United

"I'm also training hard in the gym so I can be an option also. Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea." More ››

| April 28, 2017
Thai-police_65981

Worayuth Yoovidhy has spent years ducking hearings on charges linked to the death of a policeman who was mowed... More ››

| April 28, 2017
Detainees-found-in-'secret-cell'-in-Philippines

Cries of "here we are, here we are" were heard from behind a wall, according to the rights workers... More ››

| April 28, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
The-President-Show

That Trump is notoriously thin skinned makes him more fun to goad. More ››

| April 28, 2017
Bangladesh-Islamists-blow-themselves-up,-ending-standoff

"The four militants from JMB blew themselves up with a bomb explosion," local police chief Mujahidul Islam told AFP,... More ››

| April 28, 2017
ESPN

ESPN's troubles are led by the continuing slump in subscriber numbers, down nine million since 2011 even though the... More ››

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