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L.A.Lakers allows Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas Pilipinas

Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson has been granted permission by his team L.A.Lakers to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship from September 23 to October 3 in Changsha, China.

Rare celestial event coming: Lunar eclipse of a 'supermoon'

Skywatchers in the Americas, Europe, and parts of Asia will see a total lunar eclipse of the moon on September 28 — which will cause the moon to have a blood-red or copper hue.

'I want a blue-eyed Yazidi': Teen describes IS slave market

Paris - Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP on Tuesday.

Indonesian district: Couples who date after 9p.m. will be forced to marry

A district government in Indonesia has come up with a rather heavy handed approach to dealing with hookups outside of wedlock. The government has imposed a ban on “dating” after 9 p.m., and anyone who violates the ban will be forced to marry.

How Waterloo led to a more powerful England Special

Edinburgh - Waterloo isn’t the watershed that it’s been cracked up to be. That’s the view of historian David Crane whose new book “Went the Day Well” examines the battle and how it paved the way for a newly assertive British empire.

Op-Ed: 27 GNC members meet with UN's Leon in Istanbul on Libya talks

Geneva - Bernardino Leon, the UN special envoy to Libya, is meeting today (Sept. 1) with 27 members of the General National Congress (GNC) government in Istanbul. The Tripoli-based GNC is the rival to the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR).

Doctor Who: River Song makes surprise return at Christmas

Professor River Song, the former wife of the Doctor in the BBC's long-running television sci-fi drama, is to return to the show after a two-year gap, it has been announced.

Op-Ed: Harry Potter’s son arrives at Hogwarts! JK Rowling’s surprise

Sydney - Well, where else but on Twitter would you hear about James S Potter’s first day at Hogwarts? Seems he was also sorted to Gryfindor, “to no-one’s surprise.” A reincarnation of one of the least boring media products of all time?

Communist Party takes star role in China's war parade

Bejing - The undoubted star of China's giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan's World War II defeat -- and countless television shows on the conflict -- will be the ruling Communist Party, celebrating a victory historians say was largely won by othe...

Can Clinton candidacy unravel over her emails?

Washington - She remains Democrats' best hope -- for now -- to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting email scandal that has dragged down her perceived trustworthiness and upended her campaign.

Xperia Z5: Sony unveils the world's first 4K smartphone

Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone range, the Xperia Z5, at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Three different models have been announced, including one which now holds the record as the first phone to boast a 4K display.

Study finds school children would rather learn coding than French

A study of UK school children and parents has found most kids would rather be taught how to program than how to speak French. It follows the introduction of a compulsory computing curriculum by the government.

French judges say no proof Arafat poisoned, end probe

Nterre - French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday. "At the end of the investigation...

Bail withheld for Christian rocker held on child porn possession

Chicopee - A Christian rock musician from Massachusetts will remain behind bars pending trial because the FBI contends thousands of downloaded images of child pornography were allegedly found on his computer.

Google has an all-new logo to convey colour and friendliness

Google is rolling-out an all-new logo with a flatter, more modern design with a greater emphasis on bold colour and simplicity. It can be seen today on the company's search engine and will be bringing updated multi-colour iconography to apps very soon.

Deaths of 61 infants at Indian hospital opens government probe

Cuttack - Sixty-one infants have died in a children's hospital in India in the past two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation.

Sleep found to fend off the common cold

Getting a good night's rest may stop people from getting sick from exposure to the common cold virus, according to a new study.

Thousands of Steelworkers rally in Pittsburgh after lockout Special

Pittsburgh - Close to 3,000 members of the United Steelworkers Union rallied in Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon seeking an end to a lockout at one steel mill and fairer contracts in several others.

Tsipras and Varoufakis: A messy split for Greece's double act

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.

'At least 50 dead' in Shebab attack on AU base: Western sources

Nairobi - At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after Shebab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials.
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