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Turkey clears RSF representative of 'terror propaganda'

4 hours 57 min ago
The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) was acquitted on Wednesday of the charge of making "terror propaganda" for Kurdish militants, in a case which triggered international alarm over press freedom in the country.

UN nuclear watchdog's chief plans to step down early: Diplomats

4 hours 58 min ago
U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano plans to step down early, in March of next year, because of an unspecified illness that has visibly weakened him over the past year, diplomats who follow his agency's work said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong tourism, hotel occupancy falls as protests drag on

5 hours 7 min ago
Hong Kong tourism numbers are falling and hotel occupancy rates are slumping after the Chinese-ruled city was rocked by sometimes violent political protests over the last month, adding pressure on its already struggling economy.

Garuda scraps inflight photo ban amid online uproar

5 hours 7 min ago
JAKARTA: Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday (Jul 17) after being mocked over a plan that was introduced after a travel blogger posted unflattering photos on a flight. Rius Vernandes, who has more than 100,000 followers on ...

Pound struggles near 3-year low against Singdollar as hard Brexit fears rise

5 hours 9 min ago
SINGAPORE: The sterling pound struggled near a three-year low against the Singapore dollar on Wednesday (Jul 17) as markets continued to price in the growing risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a transition arrangement in place. After falling 0.7 per cent against the ...

New conservative Greek parliament sworn in after election

5 hours 17 min ago
Greece's new parliament was sworn in Wednesday (Jul 17) after Jul 7 elections, led by a conservative government that has vowed to cut taxes, boost domestic security and tighten borders against migration.

Man who drove car into police at UK parliament guilty of attempted murder

5 hours 18 min ago
A man who drove his car into cyclists and then rammed it into barriers outside Britain's parliament narrowly missing police officers was found guilty of attempted murder on Wednesday in what prosecutors said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

'Wizard' cybersecurity expert charged with record hack of Bulgarian tax agency

5 hours 21 min ago
A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a hacking attack that stole millions of taxpayers' personal and financial data, interior ministry officials said on Wednesday.

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra

5 hours 21 min ago
Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted.

Anwar Ibrahim ‘shocked’ by arrest of aide over sex video implicating Malaysian minister

5 hours 25 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday (Jul 17) said he was "shocked" to learn of the arrest of his political secretary in connection to the dissemination of a viral sex video implicating a Cabinet minister. "I am shocked as I am not sure why he was arrested ...

Merck's treatment for urinary, abdominal infections gets FDA approval

5 hours 26 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's combination treatment for complicated forms of urinary tract and abdominal infections, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.

Bank of America profit rises on loan growth

5 hours 37 min ago
Bank of America Corp reported a 10per cent increase in quarterly profit on Wednesday as a healthy U.S. economy boosted demand for loans.

Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe

5 hours 37 min ago
FRANKFURT: Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own investigation of the e-commerce giant. Germany's Federal Cartel Office said on Wednesday it was ...

Merkel heir apparent joins cabinet in risky bid for power

5 hours 46 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent joined her cabinet on Wednesday (Jul 17) as defence minister, a high-profile job often called a poisoned chalice in Berlin's fraught political landscape.

Amazon in EU antitrust spotlight over use of merchant data

5 hours 47 min ago
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, could face an EU antitrust investigation within days over its use of merchants' data, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

5 hours 52 min ago
GENEVA: The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs whether to sound the alarm internationally. The WHO said a Congolese fisherwoman ...

Inzamam to step down as Pakistan's chief selector

5 hours 52 min ago
REUTERS: Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced his decision to step down as Pakistan's chief selector when his contract expires on July 31. Former Pakistan captain Inzamam, who was appointed to the role in April 2016, oversaw a period which included Pakistan's victory in the Champions Trophy two ...

Taliban shut dozens of health clinics in Afghan province

5 hours 54 min ago
The Taliban have shut down dozens of health facilities run by a Swedish aid group in a move affecting thousands of people, especially women and children, the agency said Wednesday.

No respite as monsoon rains pound South Asia

6 hours 56 sec ago
Heavy monsoon rains across South Asia claimed more lives Wednesday, with the death toll passing 200 as authorities tried to reach stranded villagers cut off by surging floodwaters.

Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead - France

6 hours 6 min ago
Facebook's Libra digital coin project cannot go ahead in the form it has been presented so far, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday.