• Samsung Note 7 sales to be hit in China after global recall: Report

    Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) In mainland China, 51.9 per cent people plan not to buy Samsung smartphones in light of the global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owing to exploding batteries, a media report said on Monday. "Samsung's turmoil from its first large-scale withdrawal of a smartphone

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  • FIFA fighting racism 'seriously' despite ending task force

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura insisted Monday that the fight against racism is being taken "very seriously" despite the governing body's task force overseeing discrimination being abolished.

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  • Bosnian prosecutor to probe disputed Bosnian Serb referendum

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's state prosecutor has opened an investigation into a Bosnian Serb referendum that was held in violation of the constitution, he said Monday.

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  • Arnold Palmer: One of golf's greatest icons

    Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) With a magnetic personality and bold style of play which combined to make him one of the golf's greatest players, Arnold Palmer in his demise leaves the sport with a void that will be hard to fill. The winner of 62 career PGA Tour titles, including seven major championships

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  • Top Asian News 11:41 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections — if they know about

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  • Spain: Police arrest 2 Moroccans for alleged jihad support

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two alleged pro-jihad activists, including one who allegedly attempted to join the armed Islamic State group in Syria to be trained to carry out attacks in Europe.

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  • Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in a TV interview broadcast Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo cleaned up from what they said were the worst airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years

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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi suffering from exhaustion after long trip

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from weakness and exhaustion after two weeks of travel to Britain and the United States, her office said Monday.

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  • Plight of Mohajirs in Pak raised at UNHRC

    Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 26 (ANI): The International Institute for Mohajirs on the sidelines of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, highlighted the plight of Mohajirs in Pakistan and how the Pakistani government continues to ostracize the community in the country

  • Kremlin says worried that terrorists regrouping in Syria

    The Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. "The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference

  • Scientists find new fat clues in faeces

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo - the human faecal microbiome - and levels of harmful types of body fat. In research that may help explain why excessive weight problems and obesity tend to run in families,

  • Iran says some sanctions under nuclear deal still in place

    The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange ...

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  • Shia Houthis offer border truce with Saudi Arabia

    Sanaa, Sep 26 (IANS) The Shia Houthi group and its allies, the loyalists of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have proposed a truce on the Saudi border, media reported on Monday. "Cessation of air, land and sea military operations by Saudi Arabia, as well as lifting all-out blockade on

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  • Turkey welcomes withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters from Manbij - Deputy PM

    ANKARA (Reuters) - A significant portion of Kurdish YPG militia fighters who were in the northern Syrian town of Manbij are withdrawing to the east of the Euphrates river in a move welcomed by Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told reporters on Monday. Ankara has demanded that the YPG forces

  • Norwegian arrested in Germany for biting off man's ear

    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a 43-year-old Norwegian tourist is in custody after biting off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight between him and a dark-skinned German passenger he'd allegedly taunted as being a terrorist.

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  • EU launches large cash aid project for refugees in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Union was set on Monday to launch a 348 million euros ($391 million) aid project to help the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey — part of a landmark EU deal with Turkey aimed at curbing the flow of migrants to Europe.

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  • Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank are sharply lower after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.

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  • Australian researchers use modern methods to solve ancient murder mystery

    Sydney, Sep 26 (IANS) Using state-of-the-art equipment, Australian researchers have managed to solve an 800-year-old murder case pertaining to the death of an Aboriginal man. A team of scientists led by researcher Michael Westaway, a senior fellow at the Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith

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  • UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

    By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimize risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said on Monday. Dubai International Airport

  • Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

    Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defence worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of

  • British police, with new clues, seek missing toddler on Greek island

    By Vassilis Triandafyllou KOS, Greece (Reuters) - British police started excavations on a Greek island on Monday, saying they were armed with new leads into the disappearance of a British toddler there 25 years ago. South Yorkshire Police, who are leading the investigation, said they would focus their

  • Afghan troops free inmates of Taliban prisons

    Kabul, Sep 26 (IANS) Afghan special forces freed 101 civilians and soldiers held by the Taliban in three prisons in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an official source said on Monday.

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  • Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

    By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.     Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that

  • China cracks down on fake journalists

    Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) China has dealt with 84 cases involving fake journalists and media outlets since a campaign against pornographic and illegal publications was launched in June.

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