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Oxfam probing 26 new cases of sexual misconduct: chief

Oxfam said Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct which had been reported since a scandal broke earlier this month over...

Kabul hotel gunmen ‘waved through without checks’ before assault

The deputy head of security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel says guards were ordered to wave through a car later revealed to be carrying militants...

Sports

Russian Olympic chiefs confirm curler tested positive for meldonium

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed Tuesday. "The (B) sample...

South Korean Olympic skaters face backlash for shaming teammate

South Korean speed skaters faced an angry backlash Tuesday after shaming a teammate in a live interview, prompting calls for their expulsion from the...

Business

Oil Search 2017 profit surges; outlines PNG expansion

Australia’s Oil Search on Tuesday reported near threefold rise in annual core profit, underpinned by robust sales and rising oil and gas prices. The...

London stock market falters as HSBC disappoints

London's stock market fell on Tuesday, underperforming stable eurozone indices, as traders pushed down share prices in banking giant HSBC and other major companies...

Entertainment

Britain’s Bafta awards – the winners

Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" captured five British Bafta awards on Sunday, including best film. Here is the complete list of winners from...

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

The release this week of Marvel Studios' latest superhero outing, "Black Panther", has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of...

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Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in...

The sun to be cooler by 2050 – study

The Sun might be unusually cool by 2050, according to a new study. Based on the cooling spiral of recent solar cycles, scientists from...

Iran warns Samsung over Olympic smartphone snub

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Life and Style

Being a single dad can shorten your life: study

The risk of dying prematurely more than doubles for single fathers compared to single mothers or paired-up dads, according to a study of Canadian...

I deny my husband sex for fear of contracting HIV –...

A housewife, Bayonle Bamidele, on Tuesday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Agodi, Ibadan, that she denied her husband, Adeyemi Bamidele, sex for fear of...

Cambodia celebrates water festival with boat races

Tens of thousands of spectators flocked to the riverfront in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Thursday for an annual boat race -- the...

Travels and Culture

Fish sex so loud it could deafen dolphins

A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists said Wednesday, calling for preservation...

Official sponsors confirm support for World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards is proud to welcome on board Traveltek, Bookingee.com, Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel, and Serenata as official sponsors for its upcoming Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017. The red-carpet event will...

Japan zoo mourns death of love-struck penguin

An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at...
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