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Myanmar rejects UN criticism

Myanmar’s delegate to talks in Bangkok on Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis on Friday rebuked the UN’s refugee agency for calling on the country to recognise the Muslim Rohingya minority as citizens to

Italy says over 700 migrants rescued

A total of 741 migrants who set sail from Libya in the hopes of reaching Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian Coast Guard said.

Eight convicted of fleecing French L’Oreal heiress

Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers (left), daughter of France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt, and her son Nicolas. — AFP

Close confidant given 3 years in prison

UK calls for flexible reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to a meeting in Berlin on Friday.	 — AFP

Merkel promises to work with Cameron to clinch deal

Oxford debate society in ‘colonial’ cocktail row

Varsity nominates female V-C for 1st time since its creation in 1230

James Anderson rattles New Zealand

James Anderson celebrates his 400th Test wicket. (Photo: AP)

James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets as he induced a New Zealand top-order slump on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.

Sikaner Raza’s hundred lifts Zimbabwe

Sikander Raza scored a fighting hundred. 	— AFP

Sikaner Raza scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred while opener Chamu Chibhabha missed his by one run as Zimbabwe posted 268/7 in the second ODI against Pakistan here on Friday.

Palestinians drop motion to suspend Israel

The delegate from Bhutan casts his ballot in the Fifa presidency election in Zurich on Friday. 	— AFP

Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub withdrew his association’s bid to have Fifa suspend Israel from international football on Friday before shaking hands with his Israeli counterpart.

Corruption raid mars Latin America’s beautiful game


Latin America is the cradle of some of football’s greatest stars, but the arrest of top Fifa officials from the region in an international corruption sting on Wednesday underlines the ugly side of its

Arrests highlight long arm of US laws

Whether they are targeting Olympic corruption or doping scandals like the Lance Armstrong case, US justice authorities have rarely missed an opportunity to shine a light into the darkest corners of th

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re