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Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Washington - Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan's veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system.

Why leading the cyber battle needs better people, not technology

Cyber threats are part and parcel of everyday business life. Better technology can, to a degree, help to combat the daily hacking and phishing threats. However, the key to a joined-up strategy is people, according to a leading expert.

National Enquirer bought Bezos texts from girlfriend's brother: report

Washington - The National Enquirer bought revealing messages between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his then-secret girlfriend for $200,000 from her brother, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Japan's 'Uncle Olympics' fan dies just short of 2020 Games

Apo - A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every summer games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

Washington - Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

Washington - Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices.

Trump wanted ally to lead probe targeting him: report

New York - US President Donald Trump denied a report Tuesday that said he had sought to install an ally to oversee an investigation into payoffs to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump wanted ally to lead probe targeting him: report

New York - US President Donald Trump denied a report Tuesday that said he had sought to install an ally to oversee an investigation into payoffs to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Franco great-grandson leads fight over Spanish dictator's remains

Madrid - The great-grandson of Francisco Franco is leading opposition to Spain's bid to remove the dictator's remains from an opulent mausoleum where they have lain for more than four decades, calling it an attack on over half the country.

Harrison Ford attacks leaders who deny climate change

Dubai - Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked US President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were "on the wrong side of history".

Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

New York - A lawyer denied Sunday allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a "reliable" source.

Sex, plots and blackmail: the toxic politics behind Bezos claims

New York - The stunning extortion claims made by Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos against the Trump-friendly National Enquirer tabloid have spotlighted a fierce behind-the-scenes media feud, taking place in an ever more toxic US political climate.

Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Paris - Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives.

Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

Manila - The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced.

Model Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion in Israel

Jerusalem - Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli is suspected of tax evasion and will be called into a hearing ahead of her possible indictment, authorities said Thursday.

Thai cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin on UK honours list

London - A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honours alongside former supermodel Twiggy and Monty Python's Michael Palin.

Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

New Delhi - A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday.

Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert

Soweto - US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth.

Prince Charles urges The Gambia to work with UK to promote democracy

Banjul - The Prince of Wales on Thursday called on The Gambia to work with Britain to promote democracy nearly two years after the small West African nation emerged from decades of authoritarian rule.

Meghan takes spotlight amid royal fever in Fiji

Suva - British royal Meghan Markle sent adoring crowds into a frenzy in Fiji on Wednesday when she took centre stage from husband Prince Harry to passionately promote women's rights.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

San Francisco - Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer: family

San Francisco - Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

New York - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

US mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

Washington - US regulators said Wednesday they are considering an immediate ban on flavored e-cigarettes, as the Food and Drug Administration chief warned of an "epidemic" of vaping among youths.

'Major transformation' ahead for Earth's ecosystems: study

Tampa - The Earth's forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a "major transformation" in the next century due to climate change, international scientists warned on Thursday.

French star Depardieu faces probe over alleged sex assaults, denies all

Paris - France's biggest international star Gerard Depardieu on Thursday issued a strong denial after it emerged he faces an inquiry into allegations by a young actress of rape and sexual assault.

Gerard Depardieu faces probe over alleged rapes, sex assaults: judicial source

Paris - French star Gerard Depardieu "absolutely denies any attack, any rape", his lawyer said on Thursday after a judicial source told AFP he was facing a probe over alleged "rapes and sexual assaults".

Paris, Tokyo, New York and others pledge to slash waste

New York - By slashing food waste and improving waste management and recycling, 23 global cities and regions representing 150 million people pledged Tuesday to significantly cut the pollution-causing garbage they generate by 2030.

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

Geneva - As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Tesla shares tumble after Musk interview sparks fresh fears

Washington - Tesla shares took a pounding Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a wide-ranging interview with chief executive Elon Musk in which he revealed his struggles with exhaustion and a lengthy but unsuccessful effort to fin...
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