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Rescue ship picks up 85 as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

The Ocean Viking charity ship plucked 85 African migrants from the sea off Libya Friday, the latest rescue in the Mediterranean as Hollywood star Richard Gere boarded a second vessel to highlight the plight of those stranded.

Rescue ship plucks 85 from the sea as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

The Ocean Viking had barely reached the huge rescue zone off Libya when it plucked 85 African migrants from an inflatable grey boat on Friday.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Greenpeace warrior Steve Sawyer dies

Den Haag - Renowned wind energy campaigner and original crew member of Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship, Steve Sawyer has died of lung cancer, the environmental group said Wednesday. He was 63.

Trump demands rapper's freedom, 'disappointed' by Swedish PM

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at Sweden's prime minister and demanded freedom for US rapper A$AP Rocky on Thursday after a Swedish court said the star will be tried on assault charges.

Spain court rules 43-year-old man is son of Julio Iglesias

Madrid - A Spanish court ruled Wednesday that Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old man who has waged a protracted paternity battle with the star.

Sister of N. Korean leader pays respects Panmunjom meeting

Seoul - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday delivered a condolence message for former South Korean first lady Lee He-ho, the first high-level contact between the two countries in months.

North Korea demands US ends hostility one year on from Singapore

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday called on the US to "roll back its hostile policy", a day before the first anniversary of a historic summit between its leader and president Donald Trump.

Madonna says she feels 'raped' by New York Times profile

Washington - Pop icon Madonna said she felt "raped" by an in-depth profile of her in The New York Times, calling the newspaper "one of the founding fathers of the patriarchy.

Lisbon nights: the 'melting pot' inspiring Madonna

Lisbon - In a neighbourhood bar on a cobbled square in Lisbon's historic working-class Alfama district, an eclectic mix of punters pull up little wooden stools around a dozen intimately lit tables.

Barenboim to stay at Berlin opera despite bullying claims

Berlin - World-renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim has had his contract with Berlin's State Opera extended until 2027, the city said Tuesday, despite several musicians complaining about his bullying.

Barenboim to stay at Berlin opera despite bullying claims

Berlin - World-renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim has had his contract with Berlin's State Opera extended until 2027, the city said Tuesday, despite complaints about bullying by several of his musicians.

Cannes idol Gomez says social media 'terrible' for her generation

Cannes - US pop icon-turned-actress Selena Gomez warned Wednesday that social media had been "terrible" for her generation, saying she tried to set a good example for her 150 million followers on Instagram.

Five big moments to watch for Cannes stargazers

Cannes - The fabled French Riviera movie showcase has done its all to rekindle its love affair with Hollywood, and a parade of celebrities are walking the Cannes red carpet during the 12-day event.

Lessons from the first lady? Brigitte Macron to return to classroom

Paris - French first lady Brigitte Macron, a career-long teacher, is set to return to the classroom in a new chain of adult training colleges that she is helping set up.

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.
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