• Philippine envoy's China trip shelved until "proper time"

    By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - A visit to China by a Philippine special envoy tasked with rebuilding tattered ties with Beijing has been cancelled, his aides said on Tuesday, the latest turn in a foreign policy increasingly unpredictable under the new president. Fidel Ramos, president from 1992

  • Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

    Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup which sought to oust the government, state media reported on Tuesday.

    AFP News
  • 'No contradiction' between EU defence plan and NATO: Stoltenberg

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted Tuesday that EU plans for increased defence cooperation after Britain's departure would not undermine the transatlantic military alliance. "There is no contradiction between strong European defence and strong NATO, actually it reinforces each

    AFP News
  • Typhoon Megi leaves trail of damage as it hits Taiwan

    Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan Tuesday, the third storm to hit the island in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed and hundreds of flights disrupted. More than 50 people were injured as the typhoon brought violent winds and torrential rain across the island throughout

    AFP News
  • Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in

  • Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

    Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us

    AFP News
  • Vietnam fishermen sue Taiwan firm over mass fish deaths

    Hundreds of fishermen in central Vietnam have filed lawsuits demanding more compensation from a Taiwanese firm accused of dumping toxic waste in the ocean that killed tonnes of fish, activists said Tuesday. The mass fish deaths in April ravaged livelihoods in communities along the central coast, where

    AFP News
  • Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The body of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago was exhumed Tuesday for a fresh investigation as Sri Lanka's government looks anew at multiple unsolved killings of journalists under a previous government.

    Associated Press
  • China sentences activists for 'disturbing social order'

    A Chinese court has given suspended prison sentences to three prominent labour activists, citing their involvement with "overseas organisations hostile to China", an official said Tuesday. The sentences come as authorities pursue what labour activists have described as an "unprecedented

    AFP News
  • Norwegians now can change genders legally with a mouse click

    HAUGESUND, Norway (AP) — Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."

    Associated Press
  • Ex-IMF chief Rato is the fallen star of Spain's conservatives

    Former Spanish finance minister Rodrigo Rato was hailed for kicking off a golden decade of growth in Spain's economy from the late 1990s and later led the International Monetary Fund. Now the 67-year-old is on trial over alleged spending sprees on company credit cards by him and other ex-managers

    AFP News
  • Air France workers on trial over 'shirt-ripping' melee

    Fifteen people went on trial Tuesday over rowdy scenes a year ago in which an Air France executive had his shirt ripped as he fled a mob of workers angry over planned job cuts. Images of the incident near Paris hit screens around the world, showing bare-chested human resources chief Xavier Broseta trying

    AFP News
  • Chinese user says new Samsung Note 7 exploded

    A Chinese user of the Samsung Note 7 said Tuesday his device exploded while charging, raising fears of fresh battery issues hitting the South Korean company's phones after a massive recall. The news comes after Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7 handsets shipped to the US, South Korea

    AFP News
  • Danish court acquits four of aiding 2015 Copenhagen attacker

    A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015. The four had been charged with "terror offences" for allegedly providing support for Danish-Palestinian Omar El-Hussein

    AFP News
  • WHO calls for safe routes to evacuate east Aleppo sick, wounded

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tuesday for sick and wounded people in the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated through safe corridors for treatment. A massive Russian-backed assault is under way on the besieged rebel-held

  • Thai police say two held in frozen body case are American

    Thai police said Tuesday that two men accused of hiding a dismembered body in a Bangkok house freezer and running a fake passport ring are Americans. The pair were arrested last week along with a third suspect who allegedly opened fire on police during a raid on the shophouse they used as a crime den

    AFP News
  • Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.

    Associated Press
  • 2016 prosumer camera shootout: Canon EOS 80D vs. Nikon D500 vs. Sony A6300

    Before we begin our shootout, let us answer the question on what is the mark of a prosumer camera? You may recall that we put the Canon EOS 80D and the Sony A6300 against each other here, and that we’ve done a hands-on with the Nikon D500 here, so this article really pits all three against one another

  • Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate

    Views from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ CHINA WANG PEI, a graduate student in communications studies, was ...

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  • Markets cheer Clinton in US presidential debate

    Financial markets Tuesday cheered Hillary Clinton's performance in the first US presidential debate, with stocks and high-risk currencies staging a "relief rally" as investors saw her as victor over Republican rival Donald Trump. Key Asian bourses got a bounce as a confident Clinton bested

    AFP News
  • Marie Zhuge's company clarifies Xenia Chong's accusations

    Tao International stressed that it declines to accept her ex parte termination

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  • WHY IT MATTERS: Social Security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That's nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. But at that

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  • Sri Lankan police exhume body of prominent slain editor

    Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Lasantha Wickrematunga, a fierce critic of Rajapakse's government, was killed

    AFP News
  • Global stocks up as traders follow US presidential debate

    Global stock markets were higher Tuesday as traders followed the U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC-40 rose 1.5 ...

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  • Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.

    Associated Press


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