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Thursday, 20 April 2017
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Africa
Covering developments in South Africa where President Jacob Zuma faces increasing calls to step down. A parliamentary no confidence vote scheduled for April 18 has been delayed after a small...
Asia
Monitoring for developments after prosecutors said that disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was likely to be formally indicted in the week beginning April 17 and face a criminal trial over a...
Asia
Heightened tensions continue with North Korea vowing a tough response to any military moves that might follow the U.S. decision to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to...
Asia
New Delhi: Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari visits India - her first foreign visit since assuming office in 2015.
Asia
Jakarta: Prosecutors submit sentence recommendation at ongoing trial against Jakarta Christian Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama for blasphemy.
Europe
Turks prepare to vote in referendum on constitutional reform on April 16. ++ 15 to 21 APRIL 2017 ++
Europe
French presidential candidates continue their campaigns ahead of the election's first round poll on April 23. ++ 15 to 21 APRIL 2017 ++
Middle East
Fighting continues in northern Syria around Raqqa and Hama, while the world reacts to strong suspicions of use of chemical weapons in an Idlib airstrike killing dozens. ++ 15 to 21 APRIL 2017 ++
Middle East
Iraqi military push deep into western Mosul in its offensive to retake the city from IS and drive the militant group out of Iraq. ++ 15 to 21 APRIL 2017 ++
North America
Continued coverage of Donald Trump's presidency. ++ 15 to 21 APRIL 2017 ++
Middle East Extra
Saudi Oil Minister on stability of industry.
Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Khartoum.
Airline still committed to US despite flight cuts, says its president.
DFM drops by more than 1 percent.
Slight increase in EGX 30 at end of week trading.
Entertainment
The Empire State Building often changes colors at night to represent various groups and causes, but Wednesday it was lit with iconic photos from Harper's Bazaar to celebrate the magazine's 150th...
The Tribeca Film festival kicked off with a tribute to native New Yorker Clive Davis at Radio City Music Hall. The 85-year old music mogul walked a star-studded red carpet in New York, Wednesday with...
Stars of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" navigated their way down the massive world premiere in Los Angeles in metallic gowns and futuristic cuts. Hollywood Blvd was closed for Wednesday's event held at...
The world premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was a family affair in Los Angeles, Wednesday. Stars Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Sylvester Stallone brought their children to the red carpet...
Music lovers are enjoying a resurgence of vinyl, as a new generation becomes enamored with old-school albums, joining older listeners who grew up with record albums and audio purists who prefer the...
The British royals visited a media school on Thursday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry officially opened The Global Academy, a new state school teaching 14-19 year-olds media...
Filmmaker Kitty Green hopes her documentary is the last time we hear of the JonBenet Ramsey case, but not because she's solved the murder. An enduring mystery for two decades, the killing of the...
"The Journey," a fictionalised drama of two political enemies, Martin McGuinness and the Reverend Ian Paisley, is "like 'The Odd Couple' on wheels," according to director Nick Hamm. After 40 years of...
Whitney Houston's songs dominated Wednesday's Radio City Music Hall concert celebrating the world premiere of documentary "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives." Stars came out in droves at New...
Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is showing off its five-month old female polar bear, and it's asking visitors to choose a name for the adorable 75-pound cub. The zoo has listed four possible names:...
Punk pioneer Iggy Pop will celebrate his 70th birthday, Friday. Born James Newell Osterberg Jr on 21 April 1947, the star was the vocalist with groundbreaking punk band The Stooges. Beginning his...
Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona says he did not plan to make his latest album but, when inspiration struck, he composed and recorded it in just two months. The result is "Circo Soledad," an album...
SeaWorld has announced a new addition to its orca pod at the company's San Antonio location. A 25-year-old female orca named Takara gave birth to a calf on Wednesday, April 19. "This is just, this is...
Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. It...
Chris Shiflett is better known as one of the guitarists in the rock band Foo Fighters, but he has a second career in country music. Shiflett released "West Coast Town," his third solo album, which...
Pakistani designer Wardha Saleem and Christina Senter of Italy stole the show as the three-day Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week in Karachi got underway on Thursday. "My collection is called Mon Amour...
Calvin Klein has enlisted 73-year-old model and actress Lauren Hutton to star in its latest underwear campaign. Hutton appears in the campaign wearing an open blouse and a bra. In a video, she...
A federal judge has blocked a sound engineer from releasing a five-song EP of unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar's estate objected - but one of the songs is still available online....
Britain's War of the Roses has been the inspiration for a number of dramas. The conflict is also the kicking off point for Starz's new series, "The White Princess," which focuses on Elizabeth of...
Oprah Winfrey says she's happy to be able to pick her work nowadays without worrying much about ratings or box office success. She stars in the new HBO film "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" as...
Kendall Jenner's latest magazine cover is a big one. The model graces the 150th anniversary cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine. Harper's held a party in New York Wednesday to celebrate the feat and...
Actor, producer and co-founder of philanthropic organization, Water.org Matt Damon advocated for global water access at a meeting of global finance leaders, headed by the World Bank. He pressed for...
Celebrity Extra
When it comes to social media, British Sea Power "don't get massively involved." Instead, the British rockers - who recently released their new album 'Let the Dancers Inherit the Party' - say they...
Sienna Miller says she prefers the UK's Glastonbury Music Festival over California's Coachella. Miller added that the British festival, which first started in 1970, isn't about glamor.
Charlie Hunnam may play intrepid British explorer Percy Fawcett on the big screen, but does he have what it takes to navigate uncharted wilderness in real life?
Technology
Electric cars are taking centre stage at the Shanghai Auto Show in China. Nearly every automaker is displaying at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. They range from...
Charging stations are popping up fast in the United States as electric cars make inroads into the country's auto market. But plugs that are blocks apart in cities can be dozens of miles away in the...
Virtual reality no longer a gaming room novelty, it's now a vital technology which is helping industry build more efficiently, quickly and cheaply according to sports car maker McLaren. The company...
Horizons
A father is building a version of one of the world's most popular computer games in an effort to help children adjust to the demands of life with type-1 diabetes. The project was motivated by his...
Electric cars are taking centre stage at the Shanghai Auto Show in China. Nearly every automaker is displaying at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. They range from...
Charging stations are popping up fast in the United States as electric cars make inroads into the country's auto market. But plugs that are blocks apart in cities can be dozens of miles away in the...
Increasing numbers of Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are choosing Gulf states to base their start up businesses. Now governments are offering additional support such as business license discounts to...
Virtual reality no longer a gaming room novelty, it's now a vital technology which is helping industry build more efficiently, quickly and cheaply according to sports car maker McLaren. The company...
A five-year study has found people who cycle to and from work reduce their risk of cancer and heart disease by almost half. The new research, by experts at the University of Glasgow, followed over...
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