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Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim


Russia on Friday denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents

Spacewalking French, US astronauts begin upgrade to orbiting lab


A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry starts final journey


South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry was sailed away from its watery grave Friday, beginning its final journey nearly three years

Hong Kong recalls suspect Brazilian meat


Hong Kong said Friday it will recall Brazilian meat from 21 processing plants under investigation over a rotten meat scandal.

An Egypt court is to reopen a corruption probe into Mubarak


An Egyptian court ordered on Thursday a renewed corruption probe into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who has been cleared for

Indonesian Muslim fashion seeks broader appeal


Loose-fitting “modest wear” combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta’s Muslim-influenced collection.

Eschewing the hijab,

Food insecurity ‘widespread’ in North Korea: UN-led report


Chronic food shortages and malnutrition are widespread in North Korea, a UN-led report said, as a senior official appealed to

Japanese nationalist claims cash from Abe as scandal deepens


A controversial nationalist educator said under oath Thursday he had received a donation for his school from Japanese Prime Minister

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes as coalition ups support

US-led coalition strikes reportedly killed more than 40 civilians within 48 hours in northern Syria, as the Pentagon on Wednesday announced

ICC jails ex-Congo VP for bribing witnesses

Judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros for