Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy. Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, according to industry data.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 6,000 people in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo may be infected with yellow fever, six times the number of confirmed cases, but no new infections have been found since July 12, an "extremely positive" trend, the World Health Organization
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that Mexico will pay for the border wall he plans to build if he is elected, in a speech delivered after talks with Mexico's president. "Mexico will pay for the wall, believe me," Trump said in Phoenix. "They don'
RH Developments, a subsidiary of property developer Roxy-Pacific Holdings, has secured an agreement to buy the Harbour View Gardens condo at Pasir Panjang Road for $33.25 million...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded Hurricane Madeline to a tropical storm as it veered past Hawaii's Big Island, but officials reiterated warnings to prepare for heavy rain and strong winds.
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will expand its military action against the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq after amending its domestic laws, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Australia joined the U.S-backed coalition against Islamic State in September 2014
China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state's health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are confirmed to have been infected with Zika. In a statement sent to Reuters, the foreign ministry added that the health situation
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — PKR’s Rafizi Ramli has been ordered to enter his defence for unauthorised possession and exposing confidential 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) documents. Sessions...
Gabon security forces were attempting to storm the opposition headquarters early Thursday, leaving several people injured, party leaders said, hours after President Ali Bongo claimed victory in contested polls. There are 19 people injured, some of them very seriously," said opposition presidential
Chinese tech giant Tencent is making good on its word to boost its advertising business and offer advertisers more refined targeting tools On Wednesday, Tencent and AppsFlyer, a mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, jointly announced a strategic partnership that would let app marketers
Venezuela and Brazil on Wednesday withdrew their respective ambassadors after Caracas froze ties with its southern neighbor in response to president Dilma Rousseff's removal from office. The leftist governments of Ecuador and Bolivia also recalled their diplomats from Brasilia, with Ecuadoran President
Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people ...
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned should be released from prison immediately, a judge said Wednesday, after she was resentenced to less time than she already has served behind bars.
In people with Alzheimer's disease, a new investigational drug can dramatically reduce the amount of amyloid beta plaque, the tangled clumps of proteins that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, according to a new early study of the drug. "We believe that's a hint of efficacy
With a single tooth from an ancient human skeleton found in Germany, scientists have now created the most complete genetic picture yet of the bacteria that caused the world's first plague pandemic. The new genetic analysis reveals that three of the genes of this bacteria likely contributed more
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency in an emotional impeachment vote and replaced by conservative rival Michel Temer, who promised to heal Latin America's biggest economy. Temer, 75, was sworn in shortly after a majority of senators voted in a highly charged
While the purchase price was within the valuation range that Lazard came up with for SolarCity even after accounting for the miscalculation, the error illustrates how even leading investment banks can make mistakes on some of the most high-profile deals. The mistake came after Tesla and SolarCity co-founder
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT WENT UNSAID DURING TRUMP'S MEXICO VISIT The billionaire businessman defends the right ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered for a service honoring former Army Gen. John Vessey, a Minnesota native who became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI on Wednesday to correct what he called its "mistake" of restricting access to unclassified files from its closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
French telecom giant Orange SA is in early talks about buying into Iran's biggest cellular network operator, the Wall Street Journal reported. Such a deal could make history as the first time a Western firm has acquired a significant holding in a major Iranian company since Tehran agreed to curb
The Senate's dismissal on Wednesday of Dilma Rousseff, the least popular president since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago, handed power to a politician almost as unpopular, vice president Michel Temer.[nL1N1BC0E8][nL8N1BC63Z] For much of his five decades in politics, the softly-spoken
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday stood alongside Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and reiterated his campaign declaration that the United States can and will erect a border wall to stem illegal immigration. Adopting a polished tone and praising Mexico's "amazing