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At least 28 dead as militias clash in Libya capital

TRIPOLI (AFP) -- At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes in the Libyan capital Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the ...

Updated : 2017.05.27 11:15

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: report

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, the Washington Post ...

Updated : 2017.05.27 11:04

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

ROME (AP) -- Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere,'' died Fr...

Updated : 2017.05.26 20:54

Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

TAORMINA (AFP) - US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. T...

Updated : 2017.05.26 20:09

China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef

BEIJING -- China on Thursday accused the US of trespassing after an American warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's...

Updated : 2017.05.25 21:23

[Graphic News] S, Koreans consume 377 cups of coffee a year: report

South Koreans drank a total of 377 cups of coffee per person on average last year, according to government data. Average coffee consumption, based on South Koreans aged over 20, has grown at an annua...

Updated : 2017.05.25 18:26

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

MARAWI, Philippines -- Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:04

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

MANCHESTER, England -- Britain raced Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, while a row escalated between London and Washington over leake...

Updated : 2017.05.25 14:01

Messi tax fraud jail sentence upheld

MADRID -- Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and $2.25 million fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona soccer star lodged an appeal....

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:57

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

BEIJING - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some c...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:52

[Newsmaker] Troops deployed as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalized in Sy...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:37

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON -- British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for hi...

Updated : 2017.05.24 11:23

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions. Activists are optimistic th...

Updated : 2017.05.24 11:02

Salman Abedi: Student dropout turned suicide bomber

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom -- Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university. Born to a devou...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:50

Chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack: UN

A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wa...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:53