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ISIS claims attack on Shia mosque in Saudi port city

In this still image taken from video provided by Saudi TV, burnt cars are seen as investigators collect. AP

ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shia Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the second attack claimed by the Sunni militant group in a week in the worl

Yahoo must face email spying class action: US judge

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A US judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and usin

For London’s fashion startups, it’s being social that counts

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When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify.

Migrant Crisis: Myanmar, Dhaka vow to address root causes

Muslim women take part in a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday to condemn the treatment. AFP

Meeting pledges to intensify search; US to fly surveillance missions from Thailand

For the Swiss, it’s out with the schmooze, in with technology

Employees during a discussion at the innovation lab of Swiss bank UBS in Zurich.

No longer is schmoozing over long lunches and fine wines enough; Swiss private bankers are turning to video games and virtual reality to attract a new generation of skeptical clients and see off digit

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

Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as Nigeria President

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Friday to eradicate the “mindless, godless” militant group Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken

Iran provides some information in UN nuke inquiry

The UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had made incremental progress but no breakthrough in its inquiry into whether Iran may have researched an atom bomb, a sobering message that may dim chances f

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

Texas floods: Hundreds seek safety

Residents of Knights Forest subdivision wade through knee-deep water as they leave their homes in Hardin, Texas.

Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record

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