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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
 

World

Pak clerics issue fatwa on bombings

First published on 17-Jan-2018
More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday....   | Read..
 

Wallaby gives the slip

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a wayward wallaby led them in an early-morning chase......   | Read..
 

Atwood triggers #MeToo online row

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Margaret Atwood is facing a feminist backlash after writing about the downside of the #MeToo movement and calling for greater transparency in the case of a former university professor accused of se......   | Read..
 

3 Pak celebs faced 'abuse as children'

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Three Pakistani celebrities have revealed they were sexually abused as children, using the #MeToo hashtag, amid a national outcry over last week's rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl....   | Read..
 

Posh prison Riyadh Ritz to reopen for guests

First published on 17-Jan-2018
The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, the 492-room hotel converted into a posh prison for privileged Saudis swept up in what the government calls an anti-corruption campaign, appears set for a public reopeni......   | Read..
 

Pope shame on abuse

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's cred......   | Read..
 

Water threat to Cape Town

First published on 17-Jan-2018
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergen......   | Read..
 

Loose joints caused crash

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Loose or corroded joints may have caused the sudden collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesian Stock Exchange building this week that sent visiting students plunging to the ground, a prelimina......   | Read..
 

Rivals agree on return of Rohingya

First published on 17-Jan-2018
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled an army crackdown last year in Myanmar....   | Read..
 

Shackled siblings found in US home

First published on 17-Jan-2018
A 17-year-old girl who said she was being held captive by her parents in her home about two hours southeast of Los Angeles escaped on Sunday and alerted the authorities, who then rescued her 12 sib......   | Read..
 

I am not racist: Trump

First published on 16-Jan-2018
After three days of denunciations from around the world, President Trump declared that he is "not a racist" on Sunday, even as the uproar over his vulgar remarks on immigration overshadow......   | Read..
 

Deneuve sorry for 'puritanism' column

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Actress Catherine Deneuve apologised to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained h......   | Read..
 

Taliban say in book that they killed Benazir

First published on 16-Jan-2018
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the US agai......   | Read..
 

Pope warns of N-war risk

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit"....   | Read..
 

Lanka reimposes liquor ban on women

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women and preventing women from working in liquor stores on Monday - just days after it was lifted....   | Read..
 

70 injured in Jakarta stock exchange crash

First published on 16-Jan-2018
A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris....   | Read..
 

Cranberries singer dies suddenly

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46....   | Read..
 

Social media 'harms couples'

First published on 16-Jan-2018
At least old-fashioned philanderers knew where they stood. For them, only an extramarital affair was considered cheating. In the modern, digital age, however, it takes an awful lot less to wreck a ......   | Read..
 

Trump says 'I am not a racist'

First published on 15-Jan-2018
US President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday “I'm not a racist” in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole c......   | Read..
 

Pushed: wrong button

First published on 15-Jan-2018
An employee pushed a "wrong button" that sent to cellphones across Hawaii a false alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack on Saturday morning, setting off widespread panic i......   | Read..