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Philippines' Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

MANILA (AFP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to press on with his drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he urged lawmakers to endorse "eye-for-an-eye" death penalties.Duterte devoted large chunks of his annual State of the Nation Address to pushing his law-a...

Updated : 2017.07.24 21:26

Maldives leader shuts parliament amid political turmoil

COLOMBO (AFP) -- Maldives lawmakers were locked out of parliament Monday after President Abdulla Yameen ordered it shut to prevent a vote to impeach his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil to grip the troubled honeymoon islands.Parliament had been expected to hear a no-conf...

Updated : 2017.07.24 20:36

[Graphic News] Lotte World Adventure 14th most visited theme park globally

Lotte World Adventure in Seoul, operated by Lotte Group, had the 14th-highest number of visitors among its global peers last year with 8.15 million people, an annual survey said.The tally compiled joi...

Updated : 2017.07.24 18:11

BBC women demand action on gender pay gap now, not in future

Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved immediately rather than in several years.TV personalities including Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and others wrote an open letter Sunday to the BBC's top manager saying that plans to resolve the company's ...

Updated : 2017.07.23 21:47

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills eight

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced mounting pressure Sunday over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears mo...

Updated : 2017.07.23 20:44

[Newsmaker] Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has ``complete power‘’ to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year‘s presidential election. It ...

Updated : 2017.07.23 16:22

India gets new president from bottom of Hindu caste system

NEW DELHI -- Ram Nath Kovind was elected India's new president Thursday, the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the bottom of the Hindu caste system.Kovind won the lar...

Updated : 2017.07.20 20:57

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

LONDON -- For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 20:45

[Graphic News] Japanese brands top imported beer in S. Korea

According to the data compiled by Lotte Mart, Japanese beer topped sales in South Korea‘s imported beer market.Japanese beer ranked first with a 21.5 percent share in 2016, followed by German beer at...

Updated : 2017.07.20 18:02

Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official efforts

Chinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data.China has vowed t...

Updated : 2017.07.20 13:56

Are you my surreal dad? Dali to be exhumed in paternity case

Salvador Dali's remains are to be exhumed on Thursday from his Spanish hometown in an effort to test a fortune teller's claims the renowned surrealist is her father.The artist's body is buried in the ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 11:57

'Couldn't even see the sun': Fire races near Yosemite park

A surging wildfire raced through California mountains and foothills west of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee tiny, Gold Rush-era towns and wafting smoky haze over the par...

Updated : 2017.07.20 09:35

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Britain's public broadcaster BBC came under fire on Wednesday for its gender pay imbalance after it was forced to reveal how much it pays its top-earning talent.For the first time in its 94-year exist...

Updated : 2017.07.20 09:21

UN aid flight carrying journalists barred from Yemen

ADEN (AFP) -- A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has barred a United Nations aid flight from heading to the country's rebel-held capital with journalists on board, the UN and Yemen's government said Wednesday."The coalition suspended the UN flight leaving Djibouti for Sanaa on Tuesday...

Updated : 2017.07.19 20:52

Court finds Thai general guilty of human trafficking

BANGKOK (AFP) -- A Thai general was found guilty of human trafficking on Wednesday as a Bangkok court convicted scores of people in a mass trial exposing the lynchpin role of corrupt officials in the grim, lucrative trade in Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.Thailand's junta launched a cra...

Updated : 2017.07.19 20:37