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Plane downing result of ‘premeditated’ actions by Israeli pilots: Russia


The Kremlin on Monday accused Israeli pilots of “premeditated actions” over the downing of a Russian plane in Syria last week,

Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings


An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the

Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in


President Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic intimidation”

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61


Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for

Japan’s Osaka beats gremlins to reach Tokyo semi-finals


Japan’s Naomi Osaka exuded a major champion’s aura Friday as she dispatched Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Pan Pacific

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide


The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis


Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects

Korean boy band BTS to address UN


K-Pop sensation BTS will address the United Nations on Monday for the launch of a campaign by the UN children’s agency

Singapore punishes firm after ‘maids for sale’ ads spark outrage


Singapore has suspended a maid employment agency’s licence and threatened to prosecute the company over “undignified” online ads offering Indonesian helpers

‘More work’ to get a continental trade deal: Trudeau

There is still a way to go to reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s prime minister said Wednesday, brushing