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On North Korean road trip, you’re never alone

Clouds float over the peak of Mt. Paektu in North Korea’s Ryanggang province. 	— AP

When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason.

Serena Williams stunned

World no. 1 Serena Williams reacts after losing 6-0, 6-2 to Simona Halep of Romania in their round robin match — AFP

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career.

Sri Lanka name squad for India ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka, minus leading strike bowlers Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath, on Wednesday named a mixture of experienced players and likely contenders in their 15-man squad for a one-day international s

Apple Pay brings us closer to wallet-free days


If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I’ll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44.

Opium poppy cultivation at all-time high in Afghan

A US report shows that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade.

ISIS seizes weapons meant for Kurds

A Syrian Kurdish woman along with her children gathers around a fire early in the morning at a refugee camp at Suruc— AFP

Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21

Rabbi leads vigil against Met opera

A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

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This year’s iPad upgrade seems small by comparison to last year’s

World No 1 Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena became the proud parents of a baby boy named Stefan. Photo: AP/ File

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the proud papa of a baby boy. Djokovic's wife, Jelena, gave birth to their first child on Tuesday in Monaco where they reside.

Serena Williams, Halep advance

Simona Halep returns  to Eugenie Bouchard during their WTA Finals match in Singapore on Sunday. Halep won  6-2, 6-3.— AFP

Romania’s Simona Halep comfortably defeated Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-3 on Monday’s opening night of the WTA Finals.

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra