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Fresh satellites for Europe’s Galileo sat-nav launched


A handout picture released by the National Centre for Space Studies and taken on Tuesday in Kourou, French Guyana, shows the launching of Europe’s Galileo sat-nav system with a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space. (Photo: AFP)

China exploring new ways to control the Net


Chinese authorities are exploring new ways of imposing controls on the internet, state-run media cited experts as saying, after reports said state-owned enterprises may be encouraged to take stakes in

Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

Facebook on Monday said it was making changes aimed at keeping political bias out of its “trending” stories list even though an internal investigation revealed no evidence it was happening.

Facebook sorry for plus-size model’s ad ban

Facebook described the photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday as “undesirable”.	— Facebook photo

Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model Tess Holliday promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo’s depiction was

5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe revealed


Residue on pottery from an archaeological site has revealed the earliest evidence of beer brewing in China left from a 5,000-year-old recipe, researchers said Monday.

Duterte offer of hero’s burial for Marcos sparks outrage

Plans by the Philippines’ controversial President-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the str

US, Russia try to save truce

Toll in Monday bombings hits 161

Sri lanka tour: Moises Henriques gets surprise Australia’s call

Moises Henriques

All-rounder Moises Henriques earned a surprise recall on Tuesday to Australia’s Test squad for Sri Lanka after James Pattinson was ruled out injured, with Stephen O’Keefe included as a second spinner.

Erdogan threatens to block EU deal

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the EU that Turkey would block laws related to the deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free tr

UK expats can’t vote in EU referendum

British expats who have lived abroad for more than 15 years will not be able to vote in June’s EU referendum, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The BJP’s victory in the Assam Assembly elections, the results of which were declared last week, was expected but not by the landslide margin the party and its allies took the Assembly, together baggi

Balochistan is one of the world’s driest, hottest and most desolate regions, remembered by Alexander the Great’s historians as the cruellest land they ever encountered and which almost destroyed them