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Gooooal! Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

Gooooal! Messi scores in EU court battle to trademark name

Lionel Messi, the world's top earning footballer, won a legal battle Thursday to register his name as a trademark to sell sports goods after an EU court ruled that he is too famous to be confused with other businesses.

Climate battle will be won or lost in cities, says UN climate chief

Climate battle will be won or lost in cities, says UN climate chief

Cities, which produce about 70 percent of carbon emissions, are driving green reforms and will be key to tackling climate change, the United Nations' climate chief said on Thursday.

Pakistan court removes FM for breaking election law

Pakistan court removes FM for breaking election law

The ruling by the Islamabad High Court was the latest in a series of court decisions that have gone against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N).

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has blocked roads and disrupted traffic in South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town, city officials said on Thursday.

Kim and Moon to meet at demarcation line before summit

Kim and Moon to meet at demarcation line before summit

When Kim Jong Un steps over the line he will become the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War ended 65 years ago.

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

The European Commission will draw up an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation by July with measures to prevent the spread of fake news such as increasing scrutiny of advertisement placements.

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival

The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day celebrations in a sop to Buddhist monks, will extend to tourist hotels for the two-day Vesak festival starting on Sunday.

India, China to court each other at informal summit

India, China to court each other at informal summit

The leaders of India and China are set to make their boldest attempt yet at rapprochement in talks this week just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war.

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Tourism Fiji withdrew the advertisement and issued an apology, blaming the error on a production mistake.

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

China air force circles Taiwan in latest military drill

Over the past year or so, China has ramped up military drills around democratic Taiwan, including flying bombers and other military aircraft around the island.

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Rickshaw pullers slowly fade from India's streets

Kolkata is one of the last places on earth where pulled rickshaws still feature in daily life, but Mohammad Maqbool Ansari is among a dying breed still eking a living from this back-breaking labour.

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies in Paris

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies in Paris

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died on Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

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