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Assassinated Palestinian given emotional send-off

Assassinated Palestinian given emotional send-off

The body of an assassinated Palestinian scientist was on Wednesday driven through the Malaysian capital accompanied by a crowd shouting "God is greatest", as mourners accused Israel of killing him.

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Wednesday vowed to rebuild speed up reconstruction efforts during an event to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people.

Australians mark Anzac Day in France, 100 years on

Australians mark Anzac Day in France, 100 years on

Some 8,000 Australians made the round-the-world trip to mark a special centenary Anzac Day, Australia's national day of remembrance on the Somme, scene of some of the most brutal battles of the 1914-18 conflict.

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 15, dozens injured

Firefighters on Wednesday afternoon were still battling the blaze sparked by an oil spill at about 1:30 am in a residential area. Several homes were also destroyed.

Indian court jails popular guru for life over teen rape

Indian court jails popular guru for life over teen rape

An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said.

Singapore Zoo's last polar bear put down on 'humane grounds'

Singapore Zoo's last polar bear put down on 'humane grounds'

The decision came after a medical exam showed that despite intensive medical treatment and close monitoring over the last month, the bear's health was deteriorating swiftly.

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

The Taliban said the offensive was partly a response to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan announced last August, which gave US forces more leeway to go after insurgents.

Manila to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte

Manila to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte

The immigration service said it had cancelled the visa of Patricia Fox, who relocated to the Philippines in 1990 as a member of the missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sion.

Italy’s M5S seeks talks with PD, slams door on League

Italy’s M5S seeks talks with PD, slams door on League

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) opened the door to coalition talks with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) yesterday, saying that the only other way to end a political deadlock would be a return to the polls.

Politician who forced PM to quit ‘ready’ to take over

Politician who forced PM to quit ‘ready’ to take over

A politician who forced Armenia’s prime minister to resign led thousands of people on a march yesterday after which he said he was ready to take the reins of power and would keep up pressure on the ruling elite until they agreed to real change.

Greenland holds general election

Greenland holds general election

Greenland’s tiny electorate went to the polls yesterday with independence the key issue for the vast self-ruled Danish territory now threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

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