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China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity

China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity

China has ordered the country's internet platforms to verify users' true identity before letting them post online content, the latest step by authorities to tighten policing of the web.

Qatar vows to protect Syrian people

Qatar vows to protect Syrian people

Qatar, a supporter of rebels in Syria's civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russia's intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Stringent penalties for wasting water and electricity

Stringent penalties for wasting water and electricity

The cabinet issued a draft law that seeks to prevent the wasteful use of electricity and drinking water in the country.

Pro- and anti-Islam rallies flare up in Australia cities

Pro- and anti-Islam rallies flare up in Australia cities

Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence in cities yesterday ...

Xavi deserves fitting finale: Iniesta

Xavi deserves fitting finale: Iniesta

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta says midfield teammate Xavi deserves to go out on a high in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus in Berlin.

AIIB initiative is a bold and successful gambit

AIIB initiative is a bold and successful gambit

China’s success in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been widely regarded as a diplomatic fiasco for the US.