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Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Mels - Dozens of people dressed in black went on a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

Cramped Gaza zoo reopens, only months after closure

Rafah - A lioness is beaten with sticks while her cubs are dragged away -- a Gazan zoo closed after a long campaign has reopened, with conditions seemingly as bad as ever.

Israel set for crucial talks on who should be next PM

Jerusalem - Israel was set for crucial discussions Sunday on who should try to form the next government as last week's deadlocked election threatened Benjamin Netanyahu's long reign as prime minister.

Hong Kong avoids airport protest but tensions rise at mall rally

Fpo - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong rallied inside a mall on Sunday, with some activists vandalising a nearby subway station and defacing a Chinese flag, but plans to disrupt the airport did not materialise.

UK travel giant Thomas Cook faces collapse

London - Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.

Rates of antimicrobial resistance rising drastically in animals

New research shows that antimicrobial-resistant infections are increasing in animals across low and middle income countries at a rate far faster that earlier predictions suggested.

India seizes one tonne of ketamine on boat, arrests six Myanmar crew

New Delhi - India's coast guard has arrested six Myanmar men and seized $42 million worth of ketamine after spotting a suspicious vessel in the Indian Ocean near the Nicobar Islands.

Flights cancelled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan

Apo - Typhoon Tapah approached southwestern Japan Sunday, with heavy rain and strong winds grounding hundreds of regional flights.

Smart artificial hand for developed for amputees

A new smart artificial hand developed for amputees merges user and robotic control to improve movement, control and sensation. This forms part of the emerging field of neuroprosthetic technology.

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will put forward a peace plan, after arch-foe the United States ordered reinforcements to the tinderbox region.

Hong Kong curbs airport links as protesters vow 'stress test'

Fpo - Hong Kong reduced rail and bus links to the city's airport on Sunday and police stepped up security checks in a bid to scupper plans by pro-democracy protesters to disrupt the bustling transport hub.

Bridging the gap: Yangon's boom falls short across river

Yangon - On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar's commercial heart.

Saudis still owe the US $181 million for refueling in Yemen war

The Trump administration has stressed the alliance of the US and Saudis and condemned the attack on Saudi oil infrastructure blaming the attack on Iran even though the Houthi's who control much of the north of Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack.

Review: BBMak melt hearts with gorgeous ballad 'Uncivil War' Special

On September 20, British pop group BBMak released their brand new single "Uncivil War." The band is gearing up to release their upcoming studio album next month.

Swiss to hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

Mels - Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds

New York - On Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will position himself on the frontline against climate change as he presides over a UN emergency summit, a role some say he turned to after difficulties in resolving global conflict.

Split by Brexit, Labour kicks off conference showdown

Brighton - Britain's main opposition Labour Party will begin the daunting task of forming a coherent Brexit plan at its annual conference on Sunday, with polls suggesting it could face an election drubbing.

Dream of reviving north Cyprus ghost town may turn sour

Famagusta - A wire fence on a Cypriot beach is all that separates Pavlos Iacovou from the hotel he owns but has not visited in decades -- now a sudden decision from Ankara could change all that.

'Don't open the door': US activists organize to thwart ICE

Though she speaks little English, Yoana was calm when two officers from the US federal agency tasked with deporting undocumented people such as herself appeared outside her apartment.

Trump to boast to UN about US success, but troubles mounting

New York - US President Donald Trump will stand before the United Nations on Tuesday to declare his country top of the world. But with diplomatic troubles building, his annual boast may ring hollow.
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