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Arsenal back to winning ways


Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey (right) vies for the ball with Harry Arter (centre) of Bournemouth in their English Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth on Sunday. Arsenal won 2-0. (Photo: AP)

The mosquito from Hell

A graveyard in Peru is fumigated in an effort to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. (Photo: AFP)

Infernal heat fills the waiting room of the paediatric neurology department, a heat against which the few fans buzzing away on the wall seem powerless. Seated on the chairs are mothers and couples.

UK press takes swipe at Julian Assange, UN panel

Julian Assange

British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been “arbitrarily detained”.

Terror link: Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts

Twitter said on Friday that it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the ISIS group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate “terrorist content” on the popular messaging platf

Thousands flee Syrian assault


Refugees push each other as they wait for tents in Bab-Al Salam, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing on Saturday. — AFP

Australia beats New Zealand by four wickets


Australia’s John Hastings (left) and Mitchell Marsh celebrate their four-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. — AP

North Korea advances rocket launch, likely today

North Korea’s widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea


The closed-door talks were requested by South Korea as well as council members Japan and the United States.

Dutch to probe 'civilian deaths' in Iraq air strikes


Netherlands is participating in Iraq strikes with 4 F-16 aircraft specialising in close air support of ground operations by Iraqi forces.

5 questions about North Korea's latest rocket launch

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Making sense of the much talked about rocket launch.

Though the victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party that began in 2014 was brought to a halt in 2015 with major setbacks in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections, there seems to be a reversal of t

The film Airlift is a commercial success. I was bewildered by its repeated attempts to suppress what is true and suggest what is false.