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Hong Kong woman marries stranger after being 'tricked' by work HK woman 'tricked' into marrying stranger

The woman has said she was told that she had to play the role of a bride in a simulated wedding as part of her training to be a wedding planner


Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter in row over bias Trump issues warning to internet giants

He says they had to be "very careful", after earlier accusing Google of rigging the search results for the phrase "Trump news"


Give serious consideration to report on Myanmar: UN chief

Give serious consideration to report on Myanmar: UN chief

Guterres asks the Security Council to urge Myanmar’s leaders to ensure immediate, unimpeded and effective access for the organisation’s agencies


Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel French and UK boats clash in 'scallop war'

The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine


Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975 Puerto Rico ups Maria death toll to 2,975

The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64


Iran lawmakers reject Rouhani answers on economic woes Iran lawmakers reject Rouhani answers on economic woes

They expresses dissatisfaction with Rouhani's responses to four of their five questions on the economy


Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says units from China and Mongolia would take part in the exercise, at military ranges in central and eastern Russia


Iran says advisers will stay in Syria Iran says advisers will stay in Syria

Tehran provides steady political, financial, and military backing to President Bashar al-Assad


UN experts detail possible war crimes in Yemen UN experts detail possible war crimes in Yemen

Yemeni government forces, the Saudi-led coalition backing them, and the rebel Houthi movement have made little effort to minimise civilian casualties


US insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal US insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal

Iran file a case with the court in July challenging the re-imposition


US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stresses in a phone call with Trump that the aim is to reach a new NAFTA deal


Experts: UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen 'Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen'

The experts visited some but not all parts of Yemen as they compiled the report


North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan

Japan is steadily upgrading its capacity to shield the nation from the North's arsenal


Yemen conflict: UN experts point to possible war crimes by all parties

UN points to possible war crimes in Yemen

They point to the bombing and shelling of schools, hospitals and markets, in which thousands of people have died


UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour

May's trip is the first working visit by a British leader to South Africa since 2011


Germany: 6 people injured during violent far-right protest 6 people injured in Germany far-right protest

The far-right protest has been sparked by the death of a 35-year-old German man Sunday following a violent altercation with several other men


4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects 4 killed in Indonesia forest fires

The national disaster agency says four people have died in West Kalimantan's forest fires in the past month, including two suspects


Florida shooting: EA suspends events after gamers killed EA suspends events after gamers killed in Florida

Three events have been cancelled while the firm conducts a "comprehensive review of safety protocols”


China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints

The initiative, called "One Belt, One Road" in Chinese and the "Belt and Road Initiative" in English, is a business venture, not aid


Chagos Islands dispute: UK 'threatened' Mauritius UK 'threats' over Indian Ocean islands

It is half a century since the UK took control of the Chagos Islands from its then colony, Mauritius


Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118 Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118

In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba


Germany migrants: Protesters face off in Chemnitz Protesters face off in tense German city

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had warned that "vigilante justice" would not be tolerated


Malcolm Turnbull: Australian ex-PM 'to quit parliament' Ousted Australian PM 'to quit parliament'

Mr Turnbull was replaced by Scott Morrison last week in a bid to end infighting that had crippled the centre-right government


John McCain death: Trump lowers White House flag after criticism White House re-lowers flag for McCain

McCain will be laid to rest on Sunday in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy chapel


Trump not attending McCain’s funeral Trump not attending McCain’s funeral

"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral," says McCain family friend Rick Davis. "That's just a fact"


Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

The two journalists had been investigating the September 2017 killings of 10 Rohingya Muslims in conflict-scarred Rakhine state


German foreign minister brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating' German brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating'

"Obviously it irritates us when President Trump describes Europe as an enemy of the USA in the same breath as Russia and China," Maas says


Iran goes to UN's highest court over reimposed US sanctions Iran goes to UN's highest court over reimposed US sanctions

Mohebi says the re-imposition of sanctions was unjustified as Iran was abiding by the terms of the 2015 deal


Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Mideast: minister Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Mideast: minister

Foreign military experts say Israel has several batteries of its Jericho ballistic missile, capable of delivering nuclear warheads


Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen

"We all know that UN bodies are under pressure by the Huthi militias ... and these reports may have come in response to that pressure," Maliki says


China plans law against sexual harassment China plans law against sexual harassment

A wide-ranging draft civil code set to be completed by 2020


Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

He says the pontiff knew about allegations of sex abuse by a prominent US cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month


Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest

Pakistan summons the Dutch ambassador earlier this month in protest


Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Macron's latest comments during a major foreign policy address to French ambassadors appeared to be a rebuke to Putin


Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

The case drew international headlines and was slammed by rights groups


First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia   First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia

Australia virtually stopped such boat arrivals by using the navy to turn them back


EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

Macron's comments come after a string of gestures from US President Donald Trump distancing himself from traditional NATO allies


New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani


Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

In Bangladesh, floods and landslides killed at least 29 people, according to official figures

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