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Apes franchise is a rare breed of blockbuster

Apes franchise is a rare breed of blockbuster

The recent Planet of the Apes series feels like a miracle.

Qatar sailors shine in Kuwait

Qatar sailors shine in Kuwait

Qatar’s Abdulrahman al-Nasr and Faris Bakri won gold in the Kuwait International Sailing Championship at the Kuwaiti Marine Sports Club yesterday. Al-Nasr participated in Laser 4.7 event, while Bakri was in the Laser Radial event.

Qatar’s isolation causing rights abuses: HRW

Qatar’s isolation causing rights abuses: HRW

The isolation of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE is precipitating serious human rights violations, global rights body Human Rights Watch has said.

Macron wins strong majority for reform

Macron wins strong majority for reform

President Emmanuel Macron was poised to forge ahead with pro-EU, business-friendly reforms yesterday after his centrist party redrew France’s political map with a resounding victory in parliamentary elections.

Shipshape

Shipshape

Mohamed Sharif, 70, a carpenter with henna-dyed beard, cuts wood to shape a wood panel while working with others to build a boat at a yard in Fish Harbour in Karachi, Pakistan yesterday.

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Fighting subsided in Syria yesterday after a deal signed by government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey to create four “de-escalation zones” began to take effect.

UN expert says keen to investigate killings, but won’t debate Duterte

UN expert says keen to investigate killings, but won’t debate Duterte

A United Nations expert who irked the Philippines with a surprise visit said yesterday she was keen to return and investigate alleged summary killings, but only if President Rodrigo Duterte drops his condition that she must hold a debate with him.

S Korea polls overshadowed by tensions with Pyongyang

S Korea polls overshadowed by tensions with Pyongyang

South Korean voters head to the polls to elect a new president on Tuesday, two months after a court upheld the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest

Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye was behind bars in the Seoul Detention Centre after her arrest, on charges including bribery, in a corruption scandal that has brought low some of the country's business and political elite.

Ethnic violence

Ethnic violence

Remains of a burnt car left on a street in Lauk kai, along the China-Myanmar border in the northern Shan state of Myanmar.

Team advised Philippine mine suspensions, not closures

Team advised Philippine mine suspensions, not closures

A team that reviewed an audit of Philippine mines recommended suspension of operations and payment of fines for environmental violations, rather than the closure of 23 mines ...

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey's ruling party offices, media reports said.