Burglar smuggles kittens through Taiwan airport

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TAIPEI: An alleged cat burglar from Hong Kong reportedly smuggled two stolen Persian kittens through Taiwan’s biggest airport by hiding them under her clothes and pretending to be pregnant, local media said Tuesday. The brazen theft prompted authorities at Taoyuan airport to launch an investigation into how the woman was […]

Bernie Sanders to run for US president

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WASHINGTON: Senator Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his home state of Vermont. “I wanted to let the […]

Pilot killed as Indian military jets collide in air show rehearsal

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Bangalore : Two Indian Air Force jets practising for an aerobatic display collided in midair Tuesday killing one of the pilots, officials said. Witnesses told how the aircraft spiralled out of control after hitting each other and crashed near a residential area outside the Yelahanka air base in the southern […]

Girls sport their ancestors’ hair for Lunar New year in China

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LONGJIA (China): Girls with large headpieces made from the hair of their ancestors and wearing intricately patterned dresses danced in isolated villages in southwest China to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Against a stunning mountain backdrop, dozens of girls and women of the Long Horn Miao ethnicity performed for the […]

S’gor United has potential to excel in Premier League

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KUALA LUMPUR: Premier League newcomers, Selangor United has the quality to be a contender as the top five in the second division. Its head coach, Abd Talib Sulaiman is confident the target could be achieved after the squad’s performance in the first three matches this season with two wins and […]

Chelsea face crunch Man United clash

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LONDON: Maurizio Sarri will be fighting to save his job when crisis club Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round today. Sarri is in danger of being sacked after a dismal first season at Stamford Bridge and crashing out of the FA Cup would push the Italian […]

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

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CHITTAGONG (Bangladesh): A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh yesterday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said. The blaze broke out in the port city of Chittagong at about 3.30am and raced through the district of bamboo, tin and tarpaulin homes, said […]

Fears flood water runoff could ‘smother’ Barrier Reef

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SYDNEY: Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said yesterday, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. Parts of northern Queensland are still reeling after nearly two weeks of unprecedented rainfall that turned roads into rivers […]

Myanmar sentences two to death for lawyer’s murder

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YANGON: A Myanmar court yesterday sentenced two people to death for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large. Ko Ni, whose work and faith made him a target of […]

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