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Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

Turkish central bank reserves fall to lowest level since 2012

Turkish central bank reserves fall to lowest level since 2012

Turkey’s central bank headquarters is seen in Ankara in this January 24, 2014 photo. Foreign-exchange reserves held by Turkey’s central bank fell to the lowest since August 2012, .....

Netanyahu, Turnbull blast UN resolution on settlements

Netanyahu, Turnbull blast UN resolution on settlements

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defence of Israel yesterday, criticising the United Nations and vowing never to support “one-sided resolutions” calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and dizzyingly end-to-end Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter at a rocking Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Honing skills

Honing skills

Members of Nepalese army demonstrate their rescue skills during the rehearsal for the upcoming Army Day celebration at Tundhikhel in Kathmandu yesterday.

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

Oman mulls early payments for oil to avoid debt

Oman mulls early payments for oil to avoid debt

The government of Oman is considering financing structures that let it get advance payments from oil traders, reducing the government's need to borrow more money from banks, sources familiar with the matter said.

Cardiff shadows no longer haunt England: Jones

Cardiff shadows no longer haunt England: Jones

England coach Eddie Jones believes his side have “moved on” from their harrowing 2013 loss in Cardiff as they once again prepare for a Six Nations match away to Wales.

Increasing opposition to war on drugs, says UN official

Increasing opposition to war on drugs, says UN official

A United Nations human rights investigator says there are signs of mounting opposition within the Philippines to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, with police operations on hold and the Church getting critical of the campaign.

Workers at Escondida ready for long strike

Workers at Escondida ready for long strike

Workers at the world’s most productive copper mine, BHP Billiton’s Escondida in Chile, launched what they vowed would be a “long, hard” strike yesterday, causing jitters on world commodity markets.

Plea in actress death case dismissed

Plea in actress death case dismissed

The Bombay High Court yesterday declined a plea for setting up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan.

Spring in the air ...

Spring in the air ...

President Pranab Mukherjee opens the annual ‘Udyanotsav’ of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi yesterday.