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Published: Sat, 29 April 2017 01:53:52 +0800


Hardliners attack Iran's Rouhani over economy in election debate

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:41:54 +0800

Hardline conservative challengers accused Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an election debate on Friday of failing to revive the economy even after a diplomatic thaw with the West he has touted as the key to attracting new investment.

WHO urges polio vaccine dose cut amid global shortage

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:33:20 +0800

Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization urged countries Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease.

Trump moves to lift bans on Arctic drilling

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:28:10 +0800

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in "billions of dollars" for America and create jobs.

More Star Trek stamps? Make it so, says Canada Post

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:25:08 +0800

"Star Trek" fans can now get Starfleet's most famous figures to help deliver their mail, thanks to a new collection of seven stamps issued on Friday by Canada Post, the country's mail operator.

EU's Tusk says Brexit talks must settle 'people, money, Ireland' first

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:30:38 +0800

Brussels: EU President Donald Tusk said on Friday (Apr 28) that Britain must first settle the divorce issues of "people, money and Ireland" before any talks on a post-Brexit trade deal. In a letter to the other 27 European Union leaders ahead of a key summit on Saturday, Tusk said that "before ...

Revived Massa in no hurry to leave F1 again

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:20:22 +0800

Felipe Massa's reluctant retirement from Formula One at the end of 2016 lasted a matter of weeks and now, given a new lease of life at Williams, the popular Brazilian is in no hurry to hang up his helmet again.

Pope Francis condemns violence, demagoguery

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:12:49 +0800

Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance.

UK 'steadfast' on N Korea, May tells Japan's Abe

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:01:11 +0800

British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on Friday that the UK remains "steadfast" in its condemnation of North Korea as the two met at her country residence of Chequers.

US forces to monitor situation along Syria-Turkey border - YPG commander

Sat, 29 April 2017 01:00:10 +0800

A commander of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Friday that U.S. forces would begin monitoring the situation along the Syria-Turkey frontier after cross-border fire between the Turkish military and YPG this week.

Erdogan sees 'new page' in Turkey-US ties under Trump

Sat, 29 April 2017 00:55:34 +0800

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday expressed confidence he would be able to open a "new page" in troubled relations with Washington at a meeting next month with his counterpart Donald Trump.