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Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated in order for the tower operators to stop a man from reaching its peak.

Polish woman gives birth to sextuplets

The babies comprising of four girls are two boys are the first of its kind in Poland.

Japan survive Sudirman scare after Momota gamble backfires

Kento Momoto strives his way by defeating Russia 3-2 in the 2019 Sudirman Cup in China and hope to win the mixed-team world champions.

Colin Firth to star in WWII drama ‘Operation Mincemeat’

The British Oscar winner is set to star in a new World War II drama as a spy spreading disinformation to protect Allied soldiers mounting raids against the Nazis.

Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China Sea

China calls the US warship sail by the South China Sea as a violation of its sovereignty as high trade tensions between both countries continue.

Young urbanites help revive Poland’s mazurka folk dance

'It was forgotten, but when I see all these young people who come to learn from me, I forget I'm old,' says one of the last surviving masters of the mazurka.

Pliskova climbs to second in rankings, Williams back in top 10

Karolina Pliskova has a lot to be proud off now that she is world number 2 climbing five spots after her Italian Open win.

Tsitsipas reaches career-high ranking ahead of French Open

While not making it to the Italian Open finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas success to the semis now places him at the world number six tennis ranking.

With tent plus tuxedo, fans camp out to catch Cannes

Dozens of fans of the silver screen have pitched up at 'Le Ranch', a campsite just down the road from the five-star splendour of the Cannes film festival.

Ukraine’s new president Zelensky says ceasefire first priority

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's youngest post-Soviet president hopes to end a five-year conflict with Russia on Crimea that has claimed 13,000 lives.

Palestinians say not consulted on Bahrain conference

'We were not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manama, Bahrain,' says a secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry staff

All 249 foreign ministry personnel arrests are in line over their links to a movement led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen blamed for the 2016 coup.

S.Africa ex-president Zuma back in court over graft charges

Zuma has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the weapons deal dating back to before he took office.

Fire and ice: Chinese fans love, loathe GoT finale

Easily dominating the discussion on popular platform Weibo is the death of Daenerys Targaryen, which has generated a hashtag.

Ukraine’s new president Zelensky dissolves parliament

Volodymyr Zelensky will hold early elections now that Ukraine's parliament is dissolved.

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor says Monday.

Simmons to quit as Afghanistan coach after World Cup

Phil Simmons says he has brought the Afghanistan cricket team to where it is today and will not renew his contract after the World Cup.

Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

An Indonesian court has sentenced Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling, in a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

French doctors begin halting life support for man in vegetative state

Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man left in a coma for a decade after a horrific road accident will have his life support switched off by his doctors.

Cambodia marks genocide atrocities with Day of Remembrance

Hundreds have gathered in Phnom Penh to mark the annual Day of Remembrance with prayers and performances, including students.

Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan

Two bears are among dozens of animals that have been rescued from regional war zones and brought to Jordan's Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife.

EU firms ‘caught in crossfire’ of US-China trade war

The ongoing trade clash between Beijing and Washington is 'not good for business', a survey of European firms in China has found.

Indian stocks, rupee rally as Modi vote win predicted

Several polls have indicated Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its National Democratic Alliance will win a parliamentary majority.

Sudan army rulers, protesters plan more talks after no agreement

Both sides have been at loggerheads over the new governing body that would rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period.