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Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.

Battle rages for Libya's capital, airport bombed

Battle rages for Libya's capital, airport bombed

A warplane attacked Tripoli's only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on Libya's capital disregarded global appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare ...

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

Islamic State faced final territorial defeat on Saturday as the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said it was closing in on their last bastion near the Iraqi border ...

China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said ...

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Heavily armed Taliban fighters destroyed bridges near the central city of Ghazni on Saturday, closing the main highway between the capital Kabul and southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Philippines declares battle with rebels over in Marawi City

Philippines declares battle with rebels over in Marawi City

The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war ...

Philippines says Malaysian militant leader 'possibly' killed

Philippines says Malaysian militant leader 'possibly' killed

Thirteen rebels among the few dozen Islamic State loyalists holed up in the decimated heart of Marawi City were killed in the operation and Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad was likely among them.

‘Send Merkel home’, says right-wing rival in constituency battle

‘Send Merkel home’, says right-wing rival in constituency battle

Vowing to ‘shove her off the throne’, Leif-Erik Holm of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is mounting a robust challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in her constituency ...

Iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred Mosul

Iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred Mosul

The families start queuing every day near the well in Mosul's Karaj al-Shamal neighbourhood, filling their large plastic containers with sulphurous, nearly undrinkable water.

500 fighters killed in a week in Aleppo battle: monitor

500 fighters killed in a week in Aleppo battle: monitor

More than 500 rebels and government forces have been killed in one week of fierce fighting to control the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Saturday.

Battle for Fallujah will end in western district: commander

Battle for Fallujah will end in western district: commander

US-backed Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants in Fallujah are advancing towards militant strongholds