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Saturday, 14 January 2017 09:35

Obama to Hold Final News Conference Wednesday

President Barack Obama will hold his final news conference as the U.S. leader on Wednesday, two days before he leaves office.

Iran has taken delivery of its first Western-built passenger plane in decades, following the lifting of sanctions last year.

Images of an emaciated elderly woman have rattled Chinese social media users, after papers in the southern Guangxi region reported that the 92-year-old had been kept in a pigsty by her son and daughter-in-law "for years".

Friday, 13 January 2017 08:38

Drone company Lily shuts down owing $34m

Lily, the company behind an autonomous camera drone that had amassed $34m (£27m) in pre-orders, has announced that it is shutting down.

Friday, 13 January 2017 08:33

McDonald's 'dosa burger' amuses Indians

If you are a fan of Indian food, you must have come across the hugely popular masala dosa, which is a type of rice pancake with a potato filling.

President-elect Donald Trump has accused US intelligence agencies of leaking allegations that Russia has compromising material on him.

Government agencies in the Philippines have been ordered to offer free contraceptives to an estimated six million women who cannot obtain them.

India's foreign minister has criticised online retail giant Amazon after its Canadian website was found to be selling doormats featuring the Indian flag.

JOHANNESBURG —
A new lawsuit in a U.S. court is reawakening a century-old mass slaughter of Namibia's Herero and Nama peoples by German colonial forces, an event that has been described as the 20th century's first genocide.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:51

30 Dead as Taliban Suicide Bombers Hit Kabul

ISLAMABAD —
Afghan officials say a twin suicide bombing in the capital Kabul Tuesday killed more than 30 people and wounded some 80 others.

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