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TV show participation a political gamble: Dugdale

TV show participation a political gamble: Dugdale

Kezia Dugdale, the former Scottish Labour leader, has insisted she did the right thing appearing on I’m a Celebrity after becoming the second contestant to be evicted from the programme.

India detains hundreds, cancels 300 trains after clashes over 'rape guru' kill 30

India detains hundreds, cancels 300 trains after clashes over 'rape guru' kill 30

Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and cancelled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 30 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled 'godman'.

German court acquits 'sharia police' members

German court acquits 'sharia police' members

A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming "sharia police" street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music.

German concert hall ready to dazzle world

German concert hall ready to dazzle world

Years overdue and tens of millions over budget, a spectacular new concert house is poised to put Germany’s venerable port city of Hamburg on the map as a global attraction.

Syrian rebel says truce has "practically failed and has ended"

Syrian rebel says truce has "practically failed and has ended"

A truce brokered by the United States and Russia has "practically failed and has ended" and there is no hope that aid will be delivered to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, a Syrian rebel official said on Monday.

Johnson’s home run in 11th lifts Mets to 1-0 win over Braves

Johnson’s home run in 11th lifts Mets to 1-0 win over Braves

Manager Terry Collins promised a shake-up, and over the course of an eventful Saturday afternoon, the Mets delivered. Within the span of an hour, Brandon Nimmo was on the way to Atlanta, Michael Conforto was on the way Las Vegas, and Jose Reyes was on the way to Brooklyn.

Fiction becomes reality for ‘real-life Rocky’ Bellew

Fiction becomes reality for ‘real-life Rocky’ Bellew

Observers of British boxer Tony Bellew’s WBC world cruiserweight triumph over Ilunga Makabu last weekend could have been forgiven for getting a nagging sense of deja vu.

ICBC chairman to retire, will help establish Europe fund

ICBC chairman to retire, will help establish Europe fund

The chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Jiang Jianqing, is poised to retire and will help set up a Chinese government fund aimed at promoting investment in Central and Eastern Europe, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

China trade data worries

China trade data worries

China’s exports posted their lowest growth rate in almost a year in May while imports unexpectedly fell...

Malaysia probes death in custody

Malaysia probes death in custody

The wife of a man who died in custody in Malaysia accused officers yesterday of torturing her husband before beating him to death, in the latest alleged act of police brutality.