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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s cancer beyond surgery: wife

BEIJING - Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as questions...

China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defense ministries have said.

Battle for Mosul to end in days – Iraqi general

The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City.

In victory for Trump, U.S. Supreme Court revives travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order.

FOCUS | 2 decades after handover, scant love for China among HK youth

According to a University of Hong Kong survey released on Tuesday that polled 120 youths, only 3.1 percent of those aged between 18 to 29 identify themselves as "broadly Chinese". The figure stood at 31 percent when the regular half-yearly survey started 20 years ago.

123 people collecting fuel spilled by oil tanker die in explosion in Pakistan

An oil tanker crashed and later exploded in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 123 people, government officials said.
The White House said in a letter on Friday that a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday was the formal answer to a request by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee for information about records of conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.

Bomber targeting Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up after being cornered – ministry

Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.

Close Al Jazeera, curb ties with Iran, Arab states demand of Qatar

Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

German boy probed for shooting toy gun at Thai king

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich late one evening earlier this month. The king was not hurt.

Islamic State blows up Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’ – Iraqi military

Islamic State militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

WATCH | Giant cobra invades house in Malaysia

It's a scene you wish you'd only see in the movies: a king cobra, about eight feet long, that creeps into a house and leaves residents and neighbors in constant fear and paranoia because they failed to capture the venomous serpent.