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Saudi-led coalition raids kill 109 civilians in Yemen

Airstrikes at a crowded market leave 54 dead GENEVA: A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 at…

Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested

Public celebrations banned or cancelled ISTANBUL: Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on…

St Petersburg supermarket bombing an ‘act of terror’

Security services ordered to shoot to kill if necessary – Bomb hidden inside a rucksack in a locker MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St…

India’s ‘moonwalking’ traffic cop turns heads

 INDORE: He is inspired by Bollywood and has a Freddie Mercury-style moustache-but it is the Michael Jackson dance moves of traffic cop Ranjeet Singh that grab attention on India’s…

India’s law targets Muslims who instantly divorce wives

Women complain ‘triple talaq’ violates right to equality NEW DELHI: The Indian government yesterday introduced a bill in parliament aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the…

Cracking discovery from Japan: Self-healing glass

Discovery opens the way for super-durable glass TOKYO: A Japanese researcher has developed-by accident-a new type of glass that can be repaired simply by pressing it back together after it…

Cops ruffle feathers by eating 92 fighting cocks

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian police ruffled feathers yesterday after they killed-and ate – 92 roosters that were seized earlier this month during a raid on an illegal cockfighting ring allegedly run…

Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro delights fans, irks authorities

‘What we need is the spirit of love, peace and forgiveness’ He may be Ethiopia’s biggest pop star but Teddy Afro hasn’t held a concert in his country for years,…

Shakira cancels tour, hopes for June return

Colombian pop star Shakira on Wednesday cancelled the remainder of her world tour because of a problem with her vocal chords and said she hoped to be back on stage…

Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has arrived in the United States after escaping from China, an activist group that campaigned…

Record breaker Tottenham striker Kane fuelled by doubters

First player ever to finish a calendar year with six EPL hat-tricks LONDON: Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his record-breaking year was fuelled by a desire to silence the doubters…

Sterling sparkles as City claim 18th successive win

Guardiola’s side look certain to lift title NEWCASTLE: Manchester City surged 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling fired the runaway leaders to a…