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China army to do ‘whatever it takes’ to retain Taiwan

Beijing considers the self-ruled, democratic island to be part of its territory awaiting reunification, even though the two sides have been governed separately since the end of a civil war on the mainland in 1949.

Saudi crown prince: Murder of Khashoggi a ‘heinous crime’

Prince Mohammed, widely known as MBS, said Saudi Arabia was working with the Turkish authorities to investigate the case.

Iran has ‘unclean hands’ in world court battle, US says

Iran dragged Washington to the UN's top court in 2016 over a US Supreme Court ruling that the US$2 billion should go to victims of attacks blamed on the Islamic republic.

Hamilton dominates Japan practice after crash scare

the reigning world champion, who leads his Ferrari rival by 50 points with five races left this season, survived a close shave in the morning session at Suzuka when he deftly avoided smashing his Mercedes into Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso.

Inquiry starts into UK blood contamination scandal

The long-awaited probe will consider the treatment of thousands of people with haemophilia who contracted hepatitis C and HIV after receiving blood transfusions through the state National Health Service (NHS) in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

UK foreign minister sits down with Aung San Suu Kyi

UN investigators released a scathing and meticulous report detailing why several Myanmar generals should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Japanese MMA star Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto dies at 41

Yamamoto started wrestling at a young age under his father, who represented Japan at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Two of his sisters were also successful wrestlers.

Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Turkey has intensified negotiations with Russia to avert a possible attack, repeatedly calling for a ceasefire.

Sweden seeks new government as nationalist influence grows

STOCKHOLM: Sweden is headed for a period of uncertainty after legislative elections saw the far-right make gains, raising three questions: Who won? Who will...

Tesla tumbles as new exits raise fresh concerns

Human resources chief Gabrielle Toledano told Bloomberg she planned to exit the company, not returning from a leave of absence.

Yemen rebels grounded in Sanaa as peace talks on hold

The Huthis' Supreme Revolutionary Council said Friday that they were increasingly suspicious that the coalition intended to insult the rebels.

Attacker stabs Brazil’s right-wing presidential frontrunner

It was the latest bizarre twist in a presidential race in which the most popular candidate, former president and leftist hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is trying to run from prison.

Syria rescue centre in Idlib forced shut after air strikes

Regime shelling and Russian air strikes have targeted areas on Idlib's periphery in recent days, ahead of an expected assault on the province.

South Sudan court jails soldiers for aid workers rape, journalist murder

During the attack, the aid workers made multiple appeals for help to nearby UN peacekeepers, which went unanswered.

Boko Haram kill two, abduct 25 in bus attack

The attack was believed to have been carried out by fighters from the Boko Haram faction led by Abubakar Shekau, which is based in and around the Sambisa Forest enclave near Gwoza.

007 carmaker Aston Martin announces stock market float

The century-old carmaker, based in Gaydon in central England, is controlled by Italian private equity fund Investindustrial and Kuwaiti investors.

Watt’s Hurricane Harvey fund raised US$41.6 million

Watt's crowd-sourced fundraiser had initially appealed for US$100,000 to help victims of the disaster but ended up becoming one of the most successful appeals of all time.

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested in Spain

Eleven-year-old Nicky Verstappen disappeared during the night of August 9, 1998, while at a summer camp at the Brunssumerheide nature reserve, near the German border.

Is Austria’s secret service passing intelligence to Moscow?

German secret service BND's former head August Hanning cautioned that a secret service that doesn't protect sensitive information and sources of its partners must be treated with caution.

Crazy Rich Asians’ author wanted in Singapore over national service

Kevin Kwan, who has lived in the US since he was 11 but is still a Singapore citizen, could face up to three years in jail and a hefty fine if convicted, the city-state's defence ministry said.

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

10 to 15 inches of rain, with isolated amounts greater than 20 inches is expected over the Hawaiian Islands starting Wednesday night.

Morocco’s “pilgrimage of the poor” honours Sufi Muslim saint

Posters advertising the event are plastered across the town, while whitewashed buildings house modest shops selling candles as offerings to the saint.

Salah in diving storm as Liverpool win at Palace

Firmino's pass found Salah just inside the Palace area and when Sakho caught him with an out-stretched leg, the Egyptian's slightly delayed tumble didn't dissuade Oliver from giving the penalty.

Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

Mandzukic scored 33 goals for Croatia in 89 games and ranked second only to the country's Davor Suker.