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Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

By AP - Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

CAIRO: A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.

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Steven Spielberg to address grads at Harvard commencement

By AP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:27

CAMBRIDGE: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University.

In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars

By AP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:28

DUBAI: Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime.

Indonesia arrests three men accused of poaching Sumatran tigers

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:12

JAKARTA: Three men accused of poaching rare Sumatran tigers in Indonesia have been arrested, an official said Thursday, with police seizing animal hides, bones and teeth during raids.

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:30

SYDNEY: Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia’s transport minister said Thursday.

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at T.I. concert venue in New York [VIDEO]

By AP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:17

NEW YORK: Police say one person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.

India vows swift justice after African student killed

By AP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:36

NEW DELHI: India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.

Korea A-bomb victims angered by Obama's Hiroshima visit

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:05

SEOUL: A group representing Korean victims of the US atomic bombings of Japan protested Thursday that their suffering was being neglected ahead of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima.

Belize detects first Zika case in pregnant woman

By AFP - Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 08:57

BELIZE CITY: Belize’s government said Wednesday it has detected the first case of Zika in a pregnant woman, bringing to two the number of people confirmed infected with the virus in the Central American country.

Apple launch faces obstacle in India due to retail rules

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 21:25

New Delhi: Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook.

Anti-Trump protesters hurl rocks as Trump wins Washington primary

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 19:46

LOS ANGELES: Protesters opposed to Donald Trump hurled rocks and bottles outside a rally he spoke at in New Mexico on Tuesday, the same day the bombastic billionaire won the Republican presidential primary in Washington state.

Disneyland Paris to hear verdict on discrimination

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 18:30

MEAUX: Euro Disney was due to hear on Wednesday whether offering jobs as performers at Disneyland Paris only to “European” candidates amounted to discrimination.

No handshake exemption for Muslim pupils, Swiss canton rules

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:54

GENEVA: Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, Swiss regional authorities ruled Wednesday, reversing one school’s controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim students wary of touching the opposite sex.

Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:05

TOKYO: A Japanese aquarium said Wednesday it had hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.

Indonesian birds face extinction due to pet trade

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:25

JAKARTA: Thirteen species of Indonesian birds, including the country’s symbolic Javan Hawk-eagle, are at serious risk of extinction mainly due to the pet trade, a wildlife watchdog warned Wednesday.

Australian who raped German backpacker sentenced to 9 years

By AP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:06

BRISBANE: An Australian man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for an attack that has drawn comparisons to the grisly Australian horror film “Wolf Creek.”

Football: France to deploy 60,000 police for Euro 2016

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:32

PARIS: France said Wednesday it will deploy more than 60,000 police to provide security for Euro 2016 as it vowed to “everything possible to avoid a terrorist attack” during the tournament that starts next month.

Young Vietnamese quiz Obama on rap, weed and good looks

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 14:53

HO CHI MINH CITY: Barack Obama fielded questions Wednesday on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the US leader as a far cry from their staid Communist rulers.

Bomber and bombed: US, Japan bound by atomic legacy

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:16

TOKYO: Japan and the United States have forged one of the world’s most enduring – some would say improbable – relationships in the seven decades since American atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 200,000 people.

Greece gets US$11.5b fund from eurozone creditors

By AP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:27

BRUSSELS: Greece has won an essential batch of bailout funds from international creditors following agreement among the 19 eurozone finance ministers and can start looking forward to debt relief in the future.

China's Wanda prepares for battle with 'old brand' Disney

By AP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:03

BEIJING: Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China’s shopping mall king.

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff - sources

By Reuters - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:56

CAIRO: The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

'Shield' actor taunted and shot dead wife, court told

By AFP - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:34

LOS ANGELES: US actor Michael Jace gunned down his wife in front of their children at their Los Angeles home after taunting her over her request for a divorce, a court heard Tuesday.

Google's Paris offices searched in tax fraud probe

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:26

PARIS: French police searched the Paris offices of US Internet giant Google on Tuesday as part of a tax fraud investigation, a police source said.

Philippines says Malaysian Navy detains three fishermen in South China Sea

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 20:03

MANILA: A Malaysian naval patrol detained three Philippine fishermen for encroaching in territorial waters in the disputed Spratlys this month, the Philippine military said on Tuesday, in what may be the first such incident involving Southeast Asian neighbours.

Hopes fade for Indian climbers missing on Everest

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:53

KATHMANDU: Rescuers searching for two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest said Tuesday there was little hope of finding the pair alive after losing contact with them over the weekend.

Thai blaze victim, 10, "called for her mum and dad until voice was gone"

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:17

WIANG PA PAO: A 10-year-old Thai girl called out for her mother and father as a blaze swept through her school dormitory “until her voice was gone“, her mother said on Tuesday.

Nokia could cut 10,000-15,000 jobs worldwide

By Reuters - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:07

HELSINKI: Telecom network equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs globally as part of a cost-cutting programme following its acquisition of Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent, a Finnish union representative said.

11 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide, many feared missing

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:54

YANGON: At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of northern Myanmar with many more feared missing, authorities said Tuesday, the latest deadly incident to hit the shadowy industry.

Philippines' Duterte launches vulgar attacks on Church

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:26

DAVAO: Explosive incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt “sons of whores” who are to be blamed for the nation’s fast-growing population.

Obama drop-in for pork soup with Anthony Bourdain stun Hanoi street shop owner

By AFP - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 13:08

HANOI: She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam’s famed “bun cha” delicacy.