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Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13bn euros from Apple

Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.

UK police arrest suspect in Italy model kidnap

UK police arrest suspect in Italy model kidnap

British police on Wednesday arrested the brother of a man accused of an extraordinary abduction of a young British model in Italy, following a request from the Italian authorities.

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Indian, Chinese troops involved in skirmish on Himalayan borders

Indian, Chinese troops involved in skirmish on Himalayan borders

Indian and Chinese soldiers threw stones at each other resulting in minor injuries as they clashed along a disputed border in the Ladakh region of Kashmir, news reports and officials said on Wednesday.

Kenya opposition to challenge Kenyatta's victory at Supreme Court

Kenya opposition to challenge Kenyatta's victory at Supreme Court

Kenya's opposition will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory at the Supreme Court, opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday.

Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park.

China urges India to protect peace after border altercation

China urges India to protect peace after border altercation

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged India to protect the peace and stability of the border region after Indian sources said the soldiers of the two Asian giants were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas.

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

Over 150 die in Indian floods, Bengaluru deluged

More than 150 people have died and 10mn affected in recent floods and landslides across India as the country's IT capital Bengaluru was the latest to grapple with the torrential monsoon rains.

Australian scientific agency believes it can locate MH370

Australian scientific agency believes it can locate MH370

Australia's main scientific agency said it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.

China blockbuster joins top 100 grossing films worldwide

China blockbuster joins top 100 grossing films worldwide

Fresh from shattering China's box-office record, patriotic blockbuster "Wolf Warriors 2" has claimed another slice of history by becoming the first non-Hollywood film to break into the top 100 all-time grossing movies worldwide.

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament.

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