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Malaysia revives massive China-backed project

AFP | Malaysia will revive a $34 billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday, adding the...

Trump blasts Mueller report as Democrats demand his impeachment

AFP | A seething President Donald Trump launched a tirade Friday against the "bullshit" Mueller report on how he tried to thwart the probe into...

Turks annoyed with Macron interference

AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp...

Sudanese to set up New civilian ruling body after removal of...

AFP | Sudanese protest leaders on Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council as huge crowds...

Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call center fraud

AFP | Singapore has extradited an Indian national to the United States to face charges in a call center fraud that scammed millions of dollars...

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

AFP | Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing whether they are tied to Saudi journalist...

Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

AFP | An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country's national election. Pawan Kumar...

India’s Reliance reports 9.8 percent jump in profits

AFP | Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries on Thursday reported a 9.8 percent rise in consolidated net profit boosted by strong revenues from its telecom venture...

Notre-Dame’s fire changed many lives in Paris for ever?

AFP | Quasimodo Cafe: Victor Hugo's immortal hero Days after the catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre-Dame, around 30 business owners on Thursday gathered at a cafe...

Egypt bucks trend with vote to extend Sisi rule

AFP | In a referendum bucking the trend of the region's mini-Arab Spring, Egyptians are to start voting Saturday on constitutional amendments that extend President...

Papa roach: Chinese farmer breeds bugs for the table

AFP | As farmer Li Bingcai opened the door to his cockroach farm in southwest China, an insect the size of a dart flew into...

Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

AFP | Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan’s gruelling conflict suffered a major setback Friday after a key summit between the...

Facebook bans British far-right groups

AFP | Social media giant Facebook on Thursday banned various far-right British groups including the English Defence League from its network for promoting hate and...

29 German tourists killed in Portugal bus crash

AFP | Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on...

Woman shot dead in N.Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’

AFP | A woman has been shot dead during riots in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland and the killing is being treated as...

Civil War: Seven killed in shelling in Syria

AFP | Regime shelling killed seven civilians in Syria's jihadist-controlled Idlib region on Thursday, in the latest violence to threaten a seven-month-old truce, a war monitor...

37 charged in 22 months: a timeline of the Mueller investigation

AFP | Compared to previous independent prosecutor investigations, Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved with uncommon speed in the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016...

Iran’s Rouhani urges Mideast states to “drive back Zionism”

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", saying Israel and its US ally were the...

Kashmir dominates as India’s mega vote enters second round

AFP | Voters cast ballots in restive Indian-administered Kashmir Thursday, where authorities deployed tens of thousands of security forces as the second round of the...

Unemployment takes heavy toll on South Africa’s young

AFP | A large portrait of a bright-eyed young woman draped in a black graduation robe looms over a spotless, tiled lounge in Protea Glen,...

One week after Bashir ouster Sudan ‘revolution’ unfinished

AFP | Sudan on Thursday marks one week since the army ousted president Omar al-Bashir after protests against his 30-year rule, but the "revolution" remains...

‘Unpatriotic’ Afghan war film angers Russian veterans

AFP | Russian veterans want to ban a film about Soviet troops in Afghanistan they say is "unpatriotic," while the director insists it is an...

On American hard drives, the most accurate 3-D model of Notre-Dame

AFP | At Vassar College in the United States, a university team gathered the week before the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to...

Activity detected at North Korea nuclear site: US monitor

AFP | The activity has been detected at North Korea's main nuclear site, suggesting Pyongyang may be reprocessing radioactive material into bomb fuel since the...

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

AFP | The first shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in crisis-wracked Venezuela on Tuesday following approval from President Nicolas Maduro's government, the organization...

India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

AFP | Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they...

Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war

AFP | President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution from Congress directing him to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the...

Turkey hopeful US will extend waiver on Iran sanctions

AFP | Turkey voiced hope Tuesday that the United States will extend an exemption in sanctions to allow it to keep buying oil from Iran,...

Muslim-majority Indonesia votes in its biggest-ever election

AFP | Indonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections Wednesday, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to...

Instagram accounts of Iran Guards commanders blocked

AFP | The Instagram accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders have been blocked, the Tabnak news website reported Tuesday, with the photo-sharing website saying...

Macron vows to rebuild a ‘more beautiful’ Notre-Dame in 5 years

AFP | President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame "even more beautifully" within five years, as all of France's cathedrals prepared to ring their...

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked ‘terror’ group

AFP | The Gulf state of Bahrain Tuesday jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a “terror” group with links to...

Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule till 2030

AFP | Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030, state media reported. Deputies also...

German plane crash lands, disrupts airport traffic

AFP | A German government plane crash-landed on Tuesday, briefly disrupting traffic at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in the latest of a series of technical faults...

Russia sentences Norwegian to 14 years over espionage

AFP | A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted a retired Norwegian border guard on spying charges and sentenced him to 14 years in prison. Frode...

UK employment hits record high despite Brexit uncertainty

AFP | British employment has reached a record-high level, shaking off stubborn uncertainty surrounding the UK's departure from the European Union, official data showed on...

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