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  • Greek bailout deal vote called by Tsipras to silence Syriza rebels

    Greek bailout deal vote called by Tsipras to silence Syriza rebels

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a vote within his party to silence rebels against a crucial bailout deal with the country's creditors. The radical-left Syriza party members would be asked in the vote, slated for Sunday, whether...

  • Israel passes law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

    Israel passes law to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

    Israel's parliament has passed a contentious law that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical...

  • Microsoft's newest operating System, Windows 10, is available globally

    Microsoft's newest operating System, Windows 10, is available globally

    A limited time free upgrade offer for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and 8/8.1 devices, Windows 10 provides a fast and familiar experience that is more personal and productive, automatically up to date and packed with new innovations.  

  • India executes 1993 Mumbai bombings plotter

    India executes 1993 Mumbai bombings plotter

    A man who was convicted of helping to raise funds for the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which killed 257 people, has been hanged. Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, was executed on his birthday after...

  • Migrant crisis intensifies near channel tunnel

    Migrant crisis intensifies near channel tunnel

    Migrants have started forcing their way through the Eurotunnel from France to the UK. Julie Noce reports.

  • Sinkholes in receding Dead Sea wreak havoc on local communities

    Sinkholes in receding Dead Sea wreak havoc on local communities

    A popular beach resort along Israel's Dead Sea coast falls victim to sinkholes, which are wreaking havoc on the environment and coastal communities. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Cecil the lion's dentist killer pulls his clinic appointments

    Cecil the lion's dentist killer pulls his clinic appointments

    A dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere as he remained in hiding amid protests at his US clinic. Walter Palmer said he rarely...

  • Updated: Missing flight 370 linked to wing found on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    Updated: Missing flight 370 linked to wing found on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    A wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysia's prime minister said the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent to Toulouse in France for...

  • Man dies in Channel tunnel as the migrant crisis deepens

    Man dies in Channel tunnel as the migrant crisis deepens

    A Sudanese man died yesterday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the Channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail...

  • Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’

    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’

    Afghanistan said yesterday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more than two years ago. The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace...

  • Varoufakis’s ‘Plan B’ is being investigated by state prosecutor

    Varoufakis’s ‘Plan B’ is being investigated by state prosecutor

    A Greek prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether any laws were violated after former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis revealed plans to hack into tax codes and create a parallel payment system, court officials said yesterday. The...

  • Greece’s Tsipras, hounded by left, vows ‘no further’

    Greece’s Tsipras, hounded by left, vows ‘no further’

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said yesterday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month. Tsipras...

  • Fabius visits Tehran and invites Rouhani to France

    Fabius visits Tehran and invites Rouhani to France

    On the first visit to Iran for 12 years by a French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius conveyed an invitation from President François Hollande to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to visit France in November. If Rouhani accepts, he will be the first...

  • Saudi-led warplanes manage to target Houthi bastion in Yemen

    Saudi-led warplanes manage to target Houthi bastion in Yemen

    Saudi-led warplanes bombed targets in Yemen’s northerly Saada province, a bastion of Iranian-allied Houthi forces, local officials said yesterday, and a UN official accused both sides in the conflict of failing to respect international law. Jets...

  • Ukraine charges Russian army major with terrorism

    Ukraine charges Russian army major with terrorism

    Ukraine’s state security service yesterday named a Russian army major who was detained by Ukrainian servicemen at the weekend with a cargo of military equipment in eastern Ukraine and said he had been charged with terrorism. State security chief...

  • Vladimir Putin still resisting MH17 tribunal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday he still opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, before a UN vote on such a proposal. Putin’s comment was the...

  • Accuser says Cosby did not realise she was gay

    Accuser says Cosby did not realise she was gay

    The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for...

  • Actress Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

    Actress Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

    Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker’s bestselling bags due to what she called ‘cruel’ crocodile farming and slaughtering practices. “I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco...

  • Kanye West walks off stage

    Kanye West threw his microphone in the air and walked off stage during his latest performance. The rapper was bringing down the curtain at the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, when there was a “technical issue” which...

  • High dive

    High dive

    Melissa Wu of Australia is seen under water, having completed a dive, during the women's 10m platform semi-final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, yesterday.