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Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

By AP - Tuesday, 27 September 2016.

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

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Tourists evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts: official

By AFP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 13:04

JAKARTA: Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations, an official said.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China after killing 4 in Taiwan

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:36

BEIJING: A massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China Wednesday, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan that felled trees and scattered debris, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260.

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

By AP - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:21

WASHINGTON: Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — “Miss Piggy” — that caused her shame and humiliation.

Shimon Peres dies at 93

By Reuters - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:21

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, the official government Israel News Agency reported.

Pakistan denounces Indian UN speech as 'litany of falsehoods'

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 17:02

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad has branded an address by India’s foreign minister to the UN in which she accused Pakistan of terrorism in disputed Kashmir as a “litany of falsehoods.”

Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:42

BANGKOK: Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia.

Bombs hit mosque, congress centre in Germany

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:23

DRESDEN: Bomb attacks hit a mosque and a congress centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive.

Third typhoon of the month hits Taiwan, 32 injured

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:37

TAIPEI: Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan on Tuesday as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees.

Over 90 percent of world breathing bad air: WHO

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:44

GENEVA: Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:26

HEMPSTEAD: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump bickered and traded insults in a fiery US presidential debate Monday, as they aggressively pitched their case to tens of millions of American voters.

Taiwan shuts down as Typhoon Megi strikes

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:00

TAIPEI: Taiwan went into shutdown Tuesday as the island faces its third typhoon in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed across the island and hundreds of flights disrupted.

Timeline of the Colombia conflict

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00

CARTAGENA: After half a century of conflict, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the country’s government signed a full peace accord on Monday.

India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan - source

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:49

NEW DELHI: India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base.

Clinton, Trump kick off high-stakes debate

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:30

HEMPSTEAD: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came out swinging in a crunch US presidential debate Monday, with the Republican and Democrat aggressively pitching their case to tens of millions of viewers.

Santos, Timochenko: Colombia foes turned peacemakers

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:15

CARTAGENA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC guerrilla leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez come from different worlds: one a rich businessman and politician; the other a country boy turned communist guerrilla.

Nine injured in Houston shooting, suspect killed

By AFP - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 08:58

WASHINGTON: A gunman, who police say was wearing military attire with Nazi emblems, opened fire in Houston on Monday just before daybreak, wounding nine people before police killed him in an exchange of gunfire.

Clinton, Trump go head to head in high stakes presidential debate

By Reuters - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 08:49

HEMPSTEAD: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off for the first time on Monday in a high stakes presidential debate that could shift the course of the neck-and-neck 2016 campaign for the White House.

Duterte wants "open alliances' with Russia and China

By Reuters - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 20:15

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and “open alliances” with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi ill after trip to US, UK

By AFP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 20:11

YANGON: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been forced to take a rest from her state duties after becoming unwell during a state trip abroad, her office said Monday.

'Snake on a train' halts Japan bullet express

By AFP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 19:00

TOKYO: A Japanese bullet train was forced to make an emergency stop on Monday after a snake was found slithering between the seats, local media reported.

Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case

By AFP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 14:46

MANILA: The Philippines on Monday reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitoes.

PAL plane safely lands in Manila after smoke seen in cabin

By AP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 14:37

MANILA: A Philippine Airlines plane en route to Haneda airport in Tokyo returned to Manila’s airport 20 minutes into its flight Monday after the crew detected smoke in the cabin. The plane with 235 people on board landed safely and there were no reports of injury.

Powerful quake rattles Japan's southern island of Okinawa

By AP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 14:28

TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami.

Trump tells Netanyahu he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided' capital

By AFP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:18

NEW YORK: Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged Sunday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital if he is elected president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton also met that evening.

Four men injured in shootout in Sweden

By AFP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:41

GOTHENBURG: Four men were injured, one critically, late Sunday in the centre of Sweden’s southern city of Malmo, in what police said appeared to be a targeted attack by gunmen riding scooters.

Surfer in stable condition after Australian shark attack

By AP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:05

SYDNEY: Police say a teenage surfer is in a stable condition after he was bitten by a shark at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year.

Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

By AP - Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:51

CHARLOTTE: Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday’s NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.

Two injured in Hungary blast

By AFP - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 17:42

BUDAPEST: A large explosion “of unknown origin” rocked a building in downtown Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two passing police officers, authorities said.

Prince William and Kate visit Canada

By AFP - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 14:39

VICTORIA: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans.

North Korea unleashes F-16 to wow residents at air show

By AP - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:06

WONSAN: Now here’s something you don’t see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.