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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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Asia
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Covering developments and reaction following announcement that jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure.
Asia
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Monitoring latest after North Korea test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The North's ICBM launch, its most successful missile test to...
Europe
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ The EU is calling on countries to share the burden of dealing with the thousands of rescued migrants continuing to arrive in Italy.
Europe
Istanbul/Ankara: Turkey commemorates the first anniversary of the July 15 failed military attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a series of events honouring some 250 people who...
Europe
Paris: Final day of the Rubik's Cube World Championship, which sees competitors battle to solve the iconic cube as quickly as possible. Australian Feliks Zemdegs will defend the world title for the...
Europe
Amman: Desperate to send aid to Syrians stranded on Jordan's sealed border, U.N. agencies agreed to a system that effectively handed control over the distribution to Jordan's military, a private...
Latin America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government continue.
Latin America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer continues to dispute corruption allegations against him.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ The US and European countries mediate as Saudi and allies tighten noose around Qatar.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ US-backed Syrian opposition forces trying to capture Raqqa continue to push closer to the heart of the IS-held city.
Middle East
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Monitoring for developments in Mosul after the government declared victory over Islamic State militants in Iraq's second-largest city.
North America
++Running Story – 15 - 21 July 2017++ Ongoing coverage of President Donald Trump's presidency as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election continue.
Middle East Extra
Airport opens after 3 year closure.
Residents comment on independence vote.
Mosque reopens with strict security.
Low trading volume on first session of the week.
Small rise at the DFM.
Entertainment
Emily Blunt and director Rob Marshall brought "Mary Poppins Returns," a colorful and topsy-turvy new installment in the world of P.L. Travers, to Disney's D23 expo Saturday. "Magical, awesome and...
Turns out even the queen of talk can crave a little quiet. While promoting "A Wrinkle in Time" at the D23 expo, Oprah Winfrey said co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling certainly have the gift...
Stars of "Avengers: Infinity War" say they the audience response to the teaser trailer screened at Disney fan convention D23 was "very moving." Co-star Tom Holland agrees, marvelling at his journey...
"Star Wars" newcomer Benicio Del Toro channeled his inner rock star Saturday as "The Last Jedi" cast gathered in Anaheim, California, to promote the upcoming sequel at Disney's D23 expo. Del Toro...
Spanish tenor Jose Carreras performed an outdoor concert in the eastern Lebanese town of Zahle, Saturday, as part of his final world tour. After taking his bow, the 70 year old star told journalists...
Stars of Indian cinema including Anil Kapoor, Suniel Shetty and Salman Khan arrived for the highlight of the IIFA Festival in New York, Saturday, the International Indian Film Academy awards....
Hundreds of men, women and children around the world dressed up as emoji characters, Saturday to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Emoji faces in multiple...
The BBC says Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" - the first woman to take the title role. Whittaker, who starred in detective drama...
Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup says the 29-year-old Carter...
Director Christopher Nolan was joined by members of the "Dunkirk" cast Sunday in the French city of Dunquerke where the film was shot and where the events of the film actually took place. Also...
The BBC revealed Jodie Whittaker as the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" - the first woman to take the title role. Whittaker, who starred in detective drama...
"War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. Though some initially expected a closer...
A double portrait of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall was released on Sunday to mark Camilla's 70th birthday. Charles and Camilla were photographed at Clarence House in May, by celebrity...
George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes...
A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series has died. Dick Guttman said Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short...
Horizons
A 425 year old Portuguese mansion in India has opened its door to visitors to offer a glimpse of its colonial history. The much-loved home of Goa's Figeuiredo family is not only a repository of...
A beach in Morocco has revealed the presence of dinosaurs some 85 million years ago. Locals say a small tsunami cleared a section of the beach of sand three years ago revealing a remarkable...
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