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November 1, 2014
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BEIJING: China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of... More ››

November 1, 2014
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LONDON: Britain on Friday warned its citizens traveling overseas of a heightened risk of attacks against them from militants... More ››

November 1, 2014
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MONTREAL: The father of a former Canadian porn actor on trial in the killing and dismembering of a Chinese... More ››

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic... More ››

November 1, 2014
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MOJAVE: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on... More ››

November 1, 2014
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For women who do earn an income, the pay gap remains wide, despite higher education levels. More ››

October 31, 2014
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cricket authorities have named their under-21 women’s tournament after Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai in an effort... More ››

October 31, 2014
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BERN: Swiss authorities confirmed on Friday that three Iraqis arrested in March are suspected of having planned a terrorist... More ››

October 31, 2014
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SAINT PETERSBURG: An outspoken Russian lawmaker behind a controversial anti-gay law on Friday called for Apple boss Tim Cook... More ››

October 31, 2014
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BEIJING: An 8-year-old Chinese boy was stabbed to death and two classmates seriously injured on Friday in the latest... More ››

October 31, 2014
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KABUL: Afghanistan’s cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France’s controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to... More ››

October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK: Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented... More ››

October 31, 2014
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ISHINOMAKI: Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the... More ››

October 31, 2014
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HONG KONG: A month on the streets has given young Hong Kong democracy protesters a taste of life outside... More ››

October 31, 2014
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LOS ANGELES: A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would... More ››

October 31, 2014
Roman Polanski poses with Best Director award for "La Venus A La Fourrure" at the 39th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris

KRAKOW: Polish prosecutors interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday in connection with a US arrest warrant over a 1977... More ››

October 31, 2014
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MARSEILLE: A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as... More ››

October 31, 2014
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OTTAWA: Reports of anti-Muslim harassment in Canada have risen, Muslim organizations say, after attacks last week in which two... More ››

October 31, 2014
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NAIROBI: UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital... More ››

October 31, 2014
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RABAT: Morocco said Thursday it has arrested two jihadists who were planning to attack banks and multinational companies in... More ››

October 31, 2014
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YANGON: Myanmar’s president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties... More ››

October 31, 2014
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As the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to reveal he is gay, Tim helps make the business... More ››

October 30, 2014
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BEIJING: Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing’s push to cut hazardous... More ››

October 30, 2014
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NEW DELHI: When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of... More ››

October 30, 2014
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TOKYO: Nestle SA will enlist a thousand humanoid robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across... More ››

October 30, 2014
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BEGHAZI: Pro-government and rebel militias vying for control of western Libya are committing war crimes including torturing detainees and... More ››

October 30, 2014
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TEHRAN: Less than a month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, US Catholic bishops are... More ››

October 30, 2014
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) greets Somali refugees admitted at the UNHCR/Kenya Red Cross hospital at the Ifo 2 east camp within the Dadaab refugee complex near the Kenya-Somalia border

MOGADISHU: At least three million people in Somalia need humanitarian aid and the country is threatened with famine, the... More ››

October 30, 2014
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LONDON: Britain’s David Cameron raised the issue of funding for extremist groups at a meeting with the emir of... More ››

October 30, 2014
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BANGKOK: Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn’t have time to waste... More ››

October 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON: Already turbulent US-Israel ties hit new lows Wednesday as Washington scrambled to distance itself from scathing criticism of... More ››

October 29, 2014
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Pirates have plagued the region's waters for centuries but stepped-up regional cooperation and maritime patrols had significantly reduced the... More ››

October 29, 2014
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BEIJING: A Chinese man staged repeated suicide attempts to extort cash, reports said on Wednesday, provoking some online commentators... More ››

October 29, 2014
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BEIJING: Schools in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, where a series of attacks has left hundreds dead in recent... More ››

October 29, 2014
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The helium-filled “aerostat” will be equipped with radar equipment that can spot threats from as far as 200km away. More ››

October 29, 2014
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DUBAI: A Dubai court jailed a Pakistani for 15 years for smuggling heroin in bags containing copies of the... More ››

October 29, 2014
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s reformist new president Joko Widodo has come under fire for appointing a hardline ex-general as defence minister,... More ››

October 29, 2014
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NEW DELHI: India’s top counter-terrorism agency has uncovered a suspected plot by a banned militant group to assassinate the... More ››

October 29, 2014
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BEIJING: China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are... More ››

October 29, 2014
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SYDNEY: A former Sydney bouncer said to have masterminded a failed plot by Islamic State militants to behead a... More ››

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