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Iraq forces have retaken 80% of east Mosul: spokesman

Iraqi forces have retaken at least 80 percent of east Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, the spokesman of the

Somalia speaker election narrows field for presidency

Somalia’s newly-installed lawmakers chose a speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a vote that, according to the country’s clan-based politics, rules

Human rights in Hong Kong at worst level for 20 years: Amnesty

Human rights in Hong Kong are at their worst since it was handed back to China by Britain 20 years ago,

Blasts in three Afghan cities kill around 50, wound 100

Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people and wounded 100 others Tuesday, in a day of carnage

Final Iran nuclear talks before Trump takes office

Iran and major world powers met Tuesday to take stock of their 2015 nuclear accord, the future of which is clouded

FIFA approves expanded 48-team World Cup

FIFA voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026 in a victory on Tuesday for its president Gianni

It’s gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens


A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster.


McDonald’s sells China operations for $2.08 bn


US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08

London stocks hit record high on slumping pound


The London stock market ended the day on another record high Monday, shrugging off weakness on Wall Street and other

China’s cyborg workforce of the future: ‘Charming’ robot can hold a conversation and could replace human workers within a decade


Life-like ‘robot goddess’, Jia Jia, held conversations with participants at a conference in Shanghai today Developed by engineers from a university,