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Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days...

Saudis see oil price on rise as Trump blasts OPEC

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US...

Sports

Ferguson ‘proud’ to have been a rival of Wenger

Alex Ferguson said he felt "proud to have been a rival, colleague and friend" of Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager announced Friday his...

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur seek FA Cup success as last chance...

Manchester United head into Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur needing to keep their hopes of silverware alive to save their season. However, Spurs...

Business

Pound slides as UK rate hike prospect dims

The pound sank close to $1.40 on Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney suggested that it was not guaranteed to hike its...

Tokyo stocks close higher after Abe-Trump meeting

Tokyo stocks closed marginally higher on Thursday after a joint post-summit news conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump...

Entertainment

Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album

The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was...

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over ‘recent events’ in...

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize,...

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Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with...

Facebook takes out ads to tout new EU data protection law

Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers Monday to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the...

Twitter: 1 million accounts suspended for ‘terrorism promotion’

Twitter said Thursday it has suspended over one million accounts for "promotion of terrorism" since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the...

Life and Style

Fashion label dies with us, say Dolce and Gabbana

Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said Thursday that their famed Dolce & Gabbana label would die with them. "Once we're dead,...

Finland’s first transgender man gives birth

A Finnish woman who underwent hormonal therapy to become the nation's first transgender man has given birth, local media said Wednesday, triggering controversy as...

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...

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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