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Donald Trump woos bikers, veterans in Washington DC rally

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters and bikers at the Rolling Thunder rally at the National Mall in Washington DC. (Photo: AP)

Iraqi Army presses assault against ISIS in Fallujah

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Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from ISIS militants in Iraq. (Photo: AP)

Google wins $9 billion Android copyright battle with Oracle

A US jury handed Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corp over Android software used to run most of the world's smartphones.

Brother of Paris attacker on trial over militant training

The seven, aged from 24 to 27, face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty of taking part in an Islamist recruitment network

Bataclan concert hall attacker, Foued Mohamed-Aggad’s brother Karim Mohamed-Aggad, is among the seven accused.

No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Turkish Prez Erdogan

 Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously equated birth control with treason. (Photo: AP)

Women's groups and opposition politicians have criticised Erdogan, a devout Muslim for telling women how many children to have.

Japan puts military on alert for possible N Korea missile launch

 Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea (Photo: AFP)

It ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan.

India to crack down on savings scams as Modi backs banking for all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Parliament could consider a bill in July that would replace weak rules that now govern credit cooperatives operating in more than one state.

AirAsia receives $1 billion takeover offer for leasing unit says report

AirAsia said late last year that it had received approaches from investors to co-invest in the leasing unit.

It was reported in October that AirAsia has been in talks with lessors, including Chinese companies, to sell stake in leasing subsidiary.

Syria: Japanese journalist held hostage pleads for help in released photograph

 Yasuda's plight came to attention in March, when a video surfaced showing him reading a message to his country and his family.

The photograph shows bearded man dressed in orange holding hand-written which says, 'Please help me. This is my last chance,' in Japanese.

Mirza, Hingis lose chance to complete 'Santina Slam'

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were left fuming at the umpire after a call went against them in the third round of French Open.

The Indo-Swiss lost 6-3, 6-2 against Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in third round at Roland Garros.

In Nazi Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler issued a decree: “As a visible sign of the gratitude of the German nation to children-rich mothers I establish this Cross of Honour of the German Mother”.

The BJP for the first time has gone beyond the Hindi heartland and into the Northeast with a landslide victory in the region’s largest state.