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Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions

TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Tehran would "respond appropriately" to new US sanctions but that Iran remained committed to its nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Updated : 2017.07.19 20:35

[Graphic News] Cowboys, Yankees world‘s most valuable sports teams

The Dallas Cowboys are the world’s most valuable sports team, according to an annual list published by Forbes that was dominated by National Football League teams. The NFL‘s Cowboys, who last year...

Updated : 2017.07.19 18:11

Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their family, relatives and media said Tuesday. The bodies ...

Updated : 2017.07.19 09:51

Korean earthquake expert funneled bribes through US banks

The former director of South Korea’s earthquake research center was convicted in federal court of laundering more than $1 million in bribes, prosecutors said Tuesday. Chi Heon-cheol, 59, was convic...

Updated : 2017.07.19 09:34

[Graphic News] Record high 200 green activists killed in 2016: watchdog

At least 200 environmental activists, with 40 percent from indigenous tribes, were murdered worldwide in 2016, according to Global Witness, a watchdog organization. The tally was double the number s...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:54

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme

Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was...

Updated : 2017.07.18 12:01

A cardinal, a terrace and another scandal for Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY -- Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-you...

Updated : 2017.07.17 21:46

[Graphic News] Mobile phone use in Asia skyrocketing

From 2000 to 2015, the average annual growth in mobile phone subscriptions reached 22 percent in Asia. Nepal witnessed annual growth of 67 percent, the highest average in the region. The increasing ...

Updated : 2017.07.17 18:08

[Graphic News] Steps taken around the world

The world’s most fit countries have been worked out by scientists -- using mobile phone data. Researchers looked at how many steps 700,000 people from around the globe took, using 68 million days w...

Updated : 2017.07.16 17:54

[Newsmaker] Trump, Macron bromance in bloom

A muscular handshake that turned their knuckles white seems to be giving way to a budding friendship between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. The unexpected bromance between the leaders of Ameri...

Updated : 2017.07.16 16:41

Allowed in by Trump, Afghan girls robotics team lands in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald...

Updated : 2017.07.15 14:21

China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo cremated: state media

SHENYANG, China (AFP) -- The body of China's late Nobel laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday after a "simple ceremony" attended by his wife and friends, the Xinhua state news ag...

Updated : 2017.07.15 11:22

UN rapporteur flays continued rights violations in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A visiting United Nations rapporteur said that torture remains "endemic and routine'' in Sri Lanka's counterterrorism methods and a number of persons being detained without...

Updated : 2017.07.15 11:11

Trump caught on tape complimenting Macron's wife's body

President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president's wife's appearance Thursday as he toured a famous Paris landmark. Video footage posted on the French government's official Fac...

Updated : 2017.07.14 11:03

Phnom Penh Post joins Asia News Network

PHNOM PENH – The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s leading English daily, has joined Asia News Network, an alliance now comprising 23 media in 19 Asian countries. The Phnom Penh Post’s CEO, Alex Odom, ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 09:35