25 June 2017
Updated 10:30

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Qatar was a "disrespect to Turkey"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday welcomed Qatar's dismissal of a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating crisis and said the ultimatum was "against international law."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had suffered from a blood pressure issue due to a sugar imbalance in the body

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had suffered from a blood pressure issue due to a sugar imbalance in the body

Turkey's Erdogan says fine after feeling unwell in prayers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was in good health after briefly feeling unwell during morning prayers in Istanbul.

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

Some Democrats have begun urging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the icon atop the party's hierarchy, to step aside and allow new blood into leadership

Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018's midterm elections.

Ireland's Rory Best will captain the team against the reigning Super Rugby champions, leading the side for the second time on tour after taking the reins for the victory over the Waikato Chiefs last week

Ireland's Rory Best will captain the team against the reigning Super Rugby champions, leading the side for the second time on tour after taking the reins for the victory over the Waikato Chiefs last week

Lions view Hurricanes clash as Test tryout

Disappointed British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland sees Tuesday's clash with the Wellington Hurricanes as a way for players to force their way in to the Test line-up.

Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Presidential trips outside the capital have become rare since Syria's conflict broke out more than six years ago

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

Brussels insists Albania must clean up its notoriously corrupt court system before it can join the EU

Brussels insists Albania must clean up its notoriously corrupt court system before it can join the EU

Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

Albania began voting in a parliamentary election Sunday with Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama seeking to strengthen his position and lead the Balkan country into talks on European Union accession.

Three police, family of six killed in latest Mexico violence

Among Saturday's victims were a federal police commander and two agents, who were ambushed by gunmen in the city of Cardel

Three federal police officers were mowed down Saturday in Mexico's Veracruz state, where gunman also killed a family of six, in the latest spasm of violence linked to criminal gangs.

At least 62 people including women and children were killed in southern Pakistan in 2015 when their bus collided with an oil tanker, starting a fierce blaze that left victims burnt beyond recognition

At least 62 people including women and children were killed in southern Pakistan in 2015 when their bus collided with an oil tanker, starting a fierce blaze that left victims burnt beyond recognition

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

At least 123 people have died and scores more were injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker flipped over in central Pakistan early Sunday, an official said.

Cheika believes Wallabies can tame All Blacks

Australia, coming off a home loss to Scotland the previous week, made six changes as they scrambled to a 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Coach Michael Cheika has raised eyebrows by claiming the Wallabies can upset the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup series following their shaky win over Italy.

Fan Zhendong as well as Ma Long and Xu Xin all failed to appear for their second-round singles matches at the prestigious ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open on Friday. Two coaches also failed to show up

Fan Zhendong as well as Ma Long and Xu Xin all failed to appear for their second-round singles matches at the prestigious ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open on Friday. Two coaches also failed to show up

China's national table tennis team may face sanction after top player no-show

The International Table Tennis Federation threatened on Sunday to slap sanctions on China's national team after three top players quit a tournament in apparent protest at their head coach's removal.

Alleged IS militants kill police officer in Indonesia

Indonesia has long struggled with Islamic militancy and has suffered a series of fatal attacks in the past 15 years

Two alleged Islamic State group militants stabbed a police officer to death in western Indonesia, authorities said Sunday, in the latest assault targeting officials in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Omar Mcleod sets a new Jamaican national record of 12.90 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles Saturday at the National Track & Field senior trials in Kingston

Omar Mcleod sets a new Jamaican national record of 12.90 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles Saturday at the National Track & Field senior trials in Kingston

Athletics: McLeod sets Jamaican 110m hurdle record

Olympic gold medalist Omar McLeod set a Jamaican national record of in the 110 meter hurdles Saturday with a blistering time of 12.90 seconds during the 2017 Jamaican track and field championships.

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

The ancient glass quarter in Firozabad has never recovered after authorities blamed smoke drifting from its furnaces for yellowing the Taj Mahal's magnificent white marble, threatening the beauty of India's number-one tourist attraction

Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

Sex trafficking in Thailand

Sex trafficking in Thailand

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in knock-off shoes suit

The luxury brand Aquazzura last year filed a federal complaint against Ivanka Trump and her manufacturer, Marc Fisher Footwear, for trade dress infringement, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a US judge ruled.

French-Vietnamese blogger and lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was convicted in 2011 of "attempted subversion" for publishing a series of articles that prosecutors said were aimed at overthrowing the government

French-Vietnamese blogger and lecturer Pham Minh Hoang was convicted in 2011 of "attempted subversion" for publishing a series of articles that prosecutors said were aimed at overthrowing the government

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France

A Vietnamese blogger with French citizenship has been deported to Paris, the wife of the former political prisoner said Sunday, in a rare move by authorities in the one-party state.

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong comes at a time when Beijing stands accused of squeezing the city's freedoms

President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists.

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2024 Olympics, Paris believes and the Seine turns into an immense sports field

The champions of French sports have been challenged in an unprecedented race on a floating athletics track in the center of the Seine. An event organized to promote the city's candidacy at Olympia in 2024. Among the participants, Teddy Riner, two-time Olympic champion of judo.

Stunning «southern lights» illuminate night sky above New Zealand

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Bloody London, flowers and messages: the London lament

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Real Madrid fans celebrate the Champions League victory

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Japan, launched in orbit the H-20 rocket

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Life & Style

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Actor Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Sports

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy fought back magnificently to trail by one point with just four minutes left before the Wallabies scored two last-ditch tries to claim an unconvincing 40-27 win over the Six Nations strugglers in Brisbane on Saturday

Italy close to being competitive RugbyU force - O'Shea

Italy coach Conor O'Shea says he's gutted to come so close to upsetting Australia but proud of the strides the Azzurri have made to become a competitive rugby force.

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup football semis

Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Usain Bolt's Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen.

SciTech

People queue outside the Apple store in Singapore's Orchard shopping district on its opening day, on May 27, 2017

People queue outside the Apple store in Singapore's Orchard shopping district on its opening day, on May 27, 2017

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space

After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission.

Health

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Brett Hartman gives his dogs Cayley, a six-year-old-Labrador Retriever drops of a cannabis based medicinal tincture to treat hip pain and anxiety

Medical marijuana woos four-legged fans

It's early morning, just after breakfast, and six-year-old Cayley is wide awake, eagerly anticipating her daily dose of cannabis.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.