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South Korean babies born December 31 become 2-year-olds next day S Korean babies born Dec 31 become 2-year-olds next day

According to one of the world's most unusual age-calculating systems, South Korean babies become 1 on the day of their birth


Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third Malaysia revives China-backed rail link

The deal follows months of vacillating over the East Coast Rail Link, which connects Malaysia's west coast to eastern rural states


Brunei says controversial Sharia law aimed at 'prevention' Brunei defends controversial Sharia laws

Brunei's foreign ministry has said implementing Sharia law is about prevention rather than punishment


Islamic extremists abduct 2 Cuban doctors in Kenya 2 Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya

More than 100 Cuban doctors were brought to Kenya in an exchange program that saw around 50 travel to Cuba for specialized training


Lok Sabha polls 2019: How to vote in an the election LS polls 2019: How do you vote in the election?

At least three people died on Thursday, as tens of millions of Indians flocked to the polls to vote in the first phase of the general election


Julian Assange: Man 'close' to Wikileaks co-founder arrested in Ecuador Ecuador arrest man 'close' to Assange

The man has lived in Ecuador for several years and has frequently travelled to the country's London embassy


Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig charged in Mueller-related investigation Ex-Obama aide charged in Russia-linked case

The case against Gregory Craig, 74, arose from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election


Hillary Clinton: Assange must ‘answer for what he has done’ Hillary Clinton: Assange must ‘answer for what he has done’

Assange was arrested earlier Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London


Bombing at open-air market in southwest Pakistan kills 16 16 killed in Pakistan market blast

The bombing took place near a residential area where minority Shiite Muslims live


Dalai Lama says he feels almost normal as he leaves hospital Dalai Lama leaves hospital

He is likely to return this week to the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala that has been his headquarters since he fled Tibet in 1959


Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashes on Moon Israeli spacecraft crashes on Moon

The Israeli spacecraft - called Beresheet - attempted a soft landing, but suffered technical problems on its descent to the Moon's surface


Sudan coup: Protesters defy curfew after military ousts Bashir Sudan protesters defy military curfew

Long-time President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested on Thursday after months of street protests


WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

Australia-born Assange has taken cypherpunk's libertarian streak to the challenge of government secrecy


BJP set to contest highest number of Lok Sabha seats in party history BJP set to contest highest number of LS seats

The BJP fielded candidates for 433 seats in 2009, 364 in 2004 and 339 seats in the 1999 polls


Kashmir issue has to be settled, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Khan has denied that Pakistan is allowing militant groups to operate from its territory


2019 Lok Sabha elections: Phase 1 ends, Tripura records highest turnout 1st phase of LS polls: Tripura records highest turnout

There is a total of 543 Lok Sabha seats in all


Assange aide arrested in Ecuador Assange aide arrested in Ecuador

Ecuadorean interior minister Maria Paula Romo says the person is very close to Assange


Trump’s sister retires as federal judge amid ethics complaints Trump’s sister retires as federal judge amid ethics complaints

A judicial panel begin the review responding to complaints filed in October after The New York Times published a story alleging the president


Sudan President forced out after 30 years in power Sudan President forced out after 30 years in power

Bashir had ruled Sudan for three decades. He is accused of war crimes and genocide by the International Criminal Court for his government's actions


Green light aimed at Rahul Gandhi was from mobile phone, not sniper: Centre 'Green light aimed at Rahul was from cell phone, not sniper'

In its letter, the Congress said a green laser was pointed 7 times at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s head when he was interacting with the media af


Maduro says deal reached with Red Cross to send Venezuela aid Deal reached with Red Cross for Venezuela aid

The oil-rich country is enduring acute shortages of food, medicine and other basics


Libyan teenager starts weekly fast for peace Libyan teenager starts weekly fast for peace

Sajeda Shareif, 15, started fasting once a week and hopes her actions will send a message to those in power


Harry and Meghan to keep baby plans private Harry and Meghan to keep baby plans private

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in key dates Julian Assange in key dates

WikiLeaks founder Julian took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested

He took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London 7-yrs ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped


South Korea abortion ban ruled 'unconstitutional' S Korea abortion ban ruled 'unconstitutional'

The country's constitutional court ordered that the law must be revised by the end of 2020



3 killed, 7 abducted by Myanmar rebels from police headquarters 3 killed, 7 abducted by Myanmar rebels

Rakhine is best known for a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by the military against the Muslim Rohingya minority


Wife of Nissan ex-exec Ghosn being questioned in Tokyo court Wife of Ghosn being questioned in Tokyo court

Carlos Ghosn was arrested in November and charged with falsifying financial documents and breach of trust


US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

Brandishing military might by US bubbles fresh tensions in the contentious South China Sea


‘Don’t forget 2004’: Sonia Gandhi’s message to BJP from Rae Bareli ‘Don’t forget 2004’: Sonia Gandhi’s message to BJP from Rae Bareli

Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election from Rae Bareli for the fifth time in a row


Russian MPs approve controversial bill restricting internet Russian MPs approve controversial bill restricting internet

Lawmakers in the State Duma, parliament's lower house, vote 320 to 15 to pass the proposed bill


Chancellor Angela Merkel's mother has died at age 90 Chancellor Angela Merkel's mother passes away

The chancellor, who rarely comments on her private life, has made no public comment on her death


India Lok Sabha election: 11 things you need to know 900m voters, 39 days: 11 things about India polls

With 900 million eligible voters, India's election will be the largest the world has seen


India votes in 1st phase of long polls India votes in 1st phase

Some 900 million people are eligible to cast ballots at around a million polling stations across India


Indian election 2019: facts and figures of the biggest election in history Facts and figures of Indian election 2019

The election stretches nearly six weeks, with voting held in seven different phases to ensure all polling booths are prepared and security is in place


New Zealand's new gun laws get final assent to take effect NZ's new gun laws get final assent to take effect

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by a final vote of 119 to 1 legislation banning the weapons


Trump signs orders for ‘revival’ of US energy

Trump signs orders for ‘revival’ of US energy

The latest measures are in line with others his administration has taken to ease regulation of the energy sector


South Korea constitutional court to rule on abortion ban S Korea court to rule on abortion ban

Women who undergo the procedure can be jailed for a year and fined


Algeria sets presidential election for 4 July after protests Algeria sets presidential election for 4 July after protests

Algeria will hold presidential elections on 4 July, interim leader Abdelkader Bensalah has announced

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