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Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured after being thrown off a horse

By SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Thursday, 19 January 2017.

Top Hong Kong entertainer Andy Lau Tak-wah was being treated on Wednesday for a pelvic injury after he was thrown off a horse during a film shoot in Thailand, his company has confirmed.

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(UPDATE) Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 13:03

SYDNEY: A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries.

India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:21

NEW DELHI: In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents.

Baby becomes fifth fatality of Melbourne car rampage

By Reuters - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:08

SYDNEY: Australian police said on Sunday a baby boy has become the fifth person to die after a 26-year-old man drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne.

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in Chile

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:14

PUMANQUE: Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Over two million join US women's marches against Trump

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:07

LOS ANGELES: More than two million people flooded the streets of US cities on Saturday in a peaceful day of women-led protests a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to estimates from march organisers.

(UPDATE) At least 26 killed, 50 injured as Indian train derails

By AFP - Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:47

NEW DELHI: At least 23 people were killed and around 100 injured after an express train derailed in southeast India Saturday night in the latest disaster to hit one of the world’s largest rail networks.

Two suspects blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 22:56

RIYADH: Two suspects blew themselves up on Saturday during a firefight with security forces in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Women protest against Trump on streets of Europe's capitals

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 22:45

LONDON/VIENNA: Thousands of women took to the streets of European capitals to join “sister marches” in Asia against newly installed U.S. President Trump ahead of a major rally in Washington expected to draw nearly a quarter of a million people.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 20:20

SEOUL: South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Anti-Trump protesters set to flood Washington

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 20:12

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump.

3 Indonesian fishermen missing off Philippines

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 16:58

MANILA: Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines, Manila said Saturday, an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants.

Pakistan market bomb kills 13, wounds 47

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:30

PESHAWAR: At least 13 people were killed and 47 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, officials said.

(UPDATE) 16 dead as Hungarian school coach crashes in Italy

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:20

ROME: At least seven people are dead after a Hungarian bus carrying children crashed on a motorway in northern Italy, Italian media said Saturday.

Venezuela crisis: 2016 inflation at 800%, GDP contracts 18.6%

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 13:07

CARACAS: Venezuelan consumer prices rose 800 per cent in 2016 while the economy shrank 18.6 percent, according to preliminary central bank figures seen by Reuters, the sharpest economic contraction in 13 years and the worst inflation reading on record.

Trump trade strategy starts with withdrawal of TPP- White House

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:57

WASHINGTON: The new US administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

Breast implant victims win US$64 mil payout from German safety body

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 09:22

TOULON: A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay 60 million euros (US$64 million) in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved.

Trump to eliminate Climate Action Plan: White House

By Bernama - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 09:16

WASHINGTON: Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

"It's made in Vietnam!" At inauguration, origin of red Trump hats shocks many

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 08:51

WASHINGTON: One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first executive order on Obamacare

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 08:44

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on Friday in the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade ended, directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as the US Congress determines how to repeal and replace the health care law.

Trump declares from now on it's 'only America first'

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:41

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed in his inaugural address Friday that every US decision would be guided by a vision that puts “only America first.”

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president

By Reuters - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:07

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

Vandalism erupts at anti-Trump protest

By AFP - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 00:56

WASHINGTON: Police fired gas to disperse protesters after stones were thrown and windows broken in Washington on Friday ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

Barack Obama leaves Oval Office for last time

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 23:03

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday left the Oval Office for the last time, before welcoming his successor Donald Trump to the White House.

8 survivors found in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 22:20

PENNE: Two young children were among eight people pulled alive today from the ruins of an Italian mountain hotel, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche.

Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's presidency

By Reuters - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:58

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.

Desperate search for trapped Iran firefighters

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 17:34

TEHRAN: A desperate search was underway Friday for around 20 firefighters trapped for 24 hours under the rubble of a Tehran high-rise that collapsed following a fire.

Indonesia watchdog says former CEO of Garuda a bribery suspect

By Reuters - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 16:04

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case.

Rescuers vow to keep searching for Italy avalanche survivors

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:19

PENNE: Rescuers have vowed to keep looking for survivors of a devastating avalanche that buried an Italian mountain hotel, as they begin a second day of searching.

Trump to be sworn in as 45th US president

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 14:54

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday – capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world.

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in US

By AFP - Friday, January 20, 2017 - 14:49

NEW YORK: Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face charges on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.