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Typhoon Phanfone toll jumps to 28

MANILA: The death toll from Typhoon Phanfone’s battering of the Philippines on Christmas Day has risen to 28, and will likely climb further, authorities...

12 killed in Kazakhstan plane crash

ALMATY (Kazakhstan): Twelve people died and dozens were injured yesterday when a passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Kazakhstan’s largest...

Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 in Philippines

MANILA: Tourists on the popular Philippine holiday island of Boracay were stranded yesterday after a typhoon swept across on Christmas Day, killing at least...

Ring of fire eclipse wows across Asia

SINGAPORE: Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse yesterday.

‘Parasite’ to battle ‘Les Miserables’

South Korean black comedy "Parasite" will battle France's "Les Miserables" and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" for the best international film Oscar, in...

Carey’s Christmas album tops US charts

A quarter-century after releasing her holiday classic that's become one of the season's love-to-hate, hate-to-love clichés, Mariah Carey has finally pushed "All I Want for...

Hottest day in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said...

Japan journalist wins #MeToo case

TOKYO: A Tokyo court yesterday awarded 3.3 million yen in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former TV reporter of rape in...

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