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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in 2 months

Rights groups raise concerns over resettlement YANGON: Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said yesterday, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has…

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

US says military guilty of ethnic cleansing VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused…

Philippines’ Duterte says police must return to drug war

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them in response to criticism of…

PNG police start removing refugees from Australia camp

Men sent to Manus Island refuse to leave site SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea police raided a shuttered Australian detention camp yesterday, removing dozens of refugees in an effort to end…

Drumming up a storm: New life for Malaysian Indian folk music

Malaysian Indian musicians bang drums on a stage shrouded in smoke, singing in Tamil, as dancers wearing shimmering gold outfits adorned with peacock feathers gyrate to the pounding rhythm. The…

Beef in the buff? Paris opens first nudist restaurant

Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude. Located down a quiet…

‘Justice League’: An embarrassing mess of blockbuster proportions

For the second time in as many years, I thought to myself – “how did they screw this up?” after coming out of another DC comics-based film. ‘Batman V Superman’…

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK: A new look at cancer in the US finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That is less…

Retailers woo shoppers from rivals

Amazon grows as holiday season kicks off NEW YORK: Toys and TVs at JC Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at BJ’s. As the holiday shopping…

How dos Santos, ‘princess’ of Angola lost her oil crown

President met oil firms, banks before sacking dos Santos LUANDA/LONDON: On Oct 6, with the dust still settling on Angola’s first change of power in 38 years, new President Joao…

Lyon roars with run-out to slow England in Ashes

BRISBANE: England’s James Vince was left kicking himself after he was spectacularly run out close to an Ashes debut century, as Australia struck late to leave the first Test finely…

Griezmann stunner keeps Atleti’s Champions Ieague hopes alive

MADRID: Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see…