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  • London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

    January 13, 2018 12:28 PM 10

    A sale sign is seen at dawn on the outside of the Harrods store in Knightsbridge in London January 5, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, Jan 13 — London luxury department store Harrods said today it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. Al Fayed commissioned the bronze

  • At least four dead as Indian chopper found: Coast guard

    January 13, 2018 10:01 AM 8

    NEW DELHI: India's coast guard said four bodies had been recovered on Saturday after search teams located the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing earlier in the day. The aircraft, carrying five employees of India's state-run oil exploration arm ONGC and two pilots, lost contact with air traffic control 15 minutes after taking off from the western

  • African countries demand Trump apology

    January 13, 2018 2:18 AM 11

    Jorel Francois holds a sign that reads, ‘President trump is a Bigot!!!’ as he joins with others to mark the 8th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and to condemn President Donald Trump’s reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador on January 12, 2018 in Miami. — AFP picUNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 — A group of “extremely appalled

  • Trump denies ‘s***hole countries’ remark (VIDEO)

    January 12, 2018 3:04 PM 10

    WASHINGTON, Jan 12 — US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial today after he was quoted as describing African and other states as “s***hole countries,” amid an international furore over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators yesterday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism. “Why are we having all these

  • Berlusconi throws flat tax plan into election campaign

    January 12, 2018 2:42 PM 9

    Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a news conference in Rome in this November 25, 2013 file photo. — Reuters picMILAN, Jan 12 — A promise of a flat tax by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today sparked sharp reactions from opponents ahead of a general election and head-scratching among economists. Campaigning ahead of a general

  • Philippines' Duterte explains gum-chewing habit

    January 12, 2018 1:31 PM 8

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a habit of chewing gum in public, even while meeting world leaders, has revealed he did it to ease pain from a spinal condition. The fiery 72-year-old has upset traditional decorum by lacing his speeches with curses, chewing gum in public, and wearing casual clothes, sometimes dispensing with socks

  • Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new US embassy

    January 12, 2018 7:06 AM 6

    US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, January 6, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 12 — US President Donald Trump today cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy

  • Italian coastguard rescue 264 migrants off southern coast

    January 12, 2018 12:46 AM 8

    A member of the Italian Red Cross helps a migrant after he disembarks from the Italian Coast Guard vessel 'Diciotti' on January 8, 2018 in the port of Catania following a rescue operation at sea. — AFP picROME, Jan 12 — Italian coastguard service said yesterday 264 migrants had been rescued from a boat off the coast of Calabria, where traffickers have increasingly

  • PM Abe brags about ‘national secret’ golf score to Miss Universe Japan

    January 11, 2018 2:20 AM 15

    Abe likes to play golf with Donald Trump, most recently during the US president’s trip to Asia in November, where the pair warmed up for their high-stakes diplomacy with a quick nine holes. - File picTOKYO, Jan 11 — Japan’s golf-mad prime minister has finally revealed the “national secret” of his best score — in a good-natured brag to his country’s Miss Universe

  • Madagascar cyclone death toll hits 36 as thousands displaced

    January 11, 2018 12:30 AM 11

    People walk along the street with fallen trees in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Ava in Toamasina, Madagascar, January 5, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters pic ANTANANARIVO, Jan 11 — The cyclone that slammed into Madagascar last week has claimed a total of 36 lives, with 20,000 people displaced by flooding, heavy rain and high winds