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Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahore

Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahore

Officials say explosives in a building under construction ignited, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people
Updated: 7 hours ago
Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

A Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs
Updated: 8 hours ago
Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revive

Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revive

The chief executive of Glencore says the Swiss mining and metals company is better positioned than ever after core profits rose 48 percent last year amid recovering commodity prices and cost cutting policies
Updated: 8 hours ago
Paris teens block schools to protest alleged police rape

Paris teens block schools to protest alleged police rape

Paris teenagers blockaded high schools with burning garbage cans and skirmished with riot officers at an unauthorized protest, angered by the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse
Updated: 8 hours ago

Pope buys quake-zone produce to help farmers, donates food

Pope Francis's chief alms-giver is on a shopping spree in quake-struck central Italy, buying up prosciutto, cheese and local produce from struggling local businesses and donating the bounty to Roman soup kitchens
Updated: 8 hours ago

Albania police in efforts to prevent cannabis planting

Albanian police say they have launched a nationwide operation to try to prevent the planting of cannabis
Updated: 8 hours ago

Court sends ex-IMF chief to prison in credit card scandal

Spain's National Court has sentenced Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the International Monetary Fund, to 4 years in prison for misusing a Spanish bank's corporate credit card
Updated: 8 hours ago
Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister, heads to Saudi Arabia on 1st trip abroad
Updated: 9 hours ago
Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal

Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal

The Japanese first lady's endorsement of a private school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid controversy over the low price paid for the land
Updated: 9 hours ago
Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on larger alliance

Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on larger alliance

Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman
Updated: 9 hours ago