• Abducted Australian woman freed in Afghanistan: Canberra

    An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago has been freed and is "safe and well", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday. Katherine Jane Wilson, who goes by the name Kerry and is reportedly aged around 60, was grabbed in the city of Jalalabad, close to

    AFP News
  • Dotcom demands live-stream of extradition appeal

    Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal Monday against extradition to face video piracy charges in the United States, arguing for his case in New Zealand to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing. The German national and founder of the Megaupload file-sharing service, who has permanent residency

    AFP News
  • S’pore-based firm terminates Aussie contract

    ABR Holdings, which runs the popular Swensen’s ice-cream restaurant chain, has decided to terminate the contract for the acquisition of a 1.5ha site at 2 Banool Avenue in Victoria’s Yaraville area...

    Property Guru
  • Future drones — A Sri Lankan drone startup

    For drones, the good tech is not ‘trickling’ into Sri Lanka. Instead the country is producing some pretty cool products Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones as we call them, are a pretty big deal. Not just to the serial hobbyist or the travel-instagrammer who needs that perfect selfie, but for

  • Brazil's Rousseff to address Senate in trial over her future

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Fighting to save her job, suspended President Dilma Rousseff addresses the Senate on Monday in a showdown pitting accusations that the she hurt Brazil's economy with budget manipulations against her argument that she did nothing wrong and is being targeted by corrupt lawmakers

    Associated Press
  • In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Budget maneuvers are basis of trial of Brazil's president

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Here is a look at the allegations against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in her Senate impeachment trial and how they compare to previous administrations:

    Associated Press
  • China oil giant Sinopec net profit dives over 20%

    Chinese oil giant Sinopec, Asia's biggest refiner, saw its first half net profits drop 21.6 percent, it said, hit by low oil prices. "In the first half of 2016, international crude prices recorded a sharp decline from prices in the first half of 2015, and bottomed out during the period,"

    AFP News
  • Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia on Monday, the latest step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

    Brazil and the world bid farewell to the first Olympic Games in South America with one final party last week that also signaled the transition to the 2020 Games in Japan. The 16-day spectacle in Rio de Janeiro combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes

    Associated Press
  • Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.

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  • Most Asia markets slump, Tokyo soars on US rate talk

    Japanese stocks rallied on a weaker yen but other Asian markets retreated on Monday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen hinted at a US interest rate hike by the end of the year. In a much-anticipated speech Friday Yellen said a pick-up in the world's top economy and an improvement in the jobs

    AFP News
  • Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party. Rousseff, who is being impeached

  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Trump campaign plans $10M ad buy for coming week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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  • More than 300 at wake for 2 nuns killed in Mississippi

    More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased ...

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  • High toll as Libyan fighters close in on Islamic State in Sirte

    By Aidan Lewis SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a field hospital. Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government, supported

  • Tough tasks ahead for Tunisia's new unity govt

    The new Tunisian unity government headed by Youssef Chahed takes office on Monday in the birthplace of the Arab Spring and will have to tackle major economic and security challenges. At 40, Chahed is Tunisia's youngest prime minister since independence from France in 1956, and the seventh in less

    AFP News
  • Two dead, 41 hurt in bus crash involving Louisiana flood-relief volunteers

    A bus with an unlicensed driver spun out of control near New Orleans on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 41, while taking volunteers to help with Louisiana flood relief, officials said. St. John the Baptist Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin was among those killed in the early morning crash

  • The Latest: Over 300 attend ceremony for Mississippi nuns

    LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on nuns killed in Mississippi (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Bee Bee Carrot Cake: Joseph Schooling’s Favorite Carrot Cake

    Joseph Schooling’s favourite fried carrot cake stall has been swarmed by visitors ever since he made a public trip to it during his victory parade, but does it really taste that good? There is always a long wait for the chai tao kway at Marine Terrace, even before Schooling announced that Bee Bee was

  • Gabon opposition chief claims election victory

    Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping has claimed victory in weekend presidential polls, but incumbent Ali Bongo's camp said the call was "dangerous and illegal" before official results. The official tally of votes will not be published until Tuesday and some voters voiced fears

    AFP News
  • Brazil's Rousseff to face accusers in impeachment showdown

    Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff will confront her accusers Monday in a dramatic finale to a Senate impeachment trial likely to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest country. Momentum to push her out is also fueled by deep anger at Brazil's historic recession

    AFP News
  • 2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: 21-year-old Mississippi man killed in bus crash

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) — The Latest on bus-fire truck wreck near New Orleans (all times local):

    Associated Press