Court acquits US-Egyptian in charity abuse case

A court in Cairo on Sunday acquitted a US-Egyptian charity worker imprisoned for nearly three years in a case that drew alarm from Washington and international rights groups.Supporters broke into applause as the judge announced that Aya Hejazi, her hus...

Melenchon, France’s ‘unbowed’ hard left candidate

Jean-Luc Melenchon, a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic vowing to return "power to the people" as France's next president, says he has mellowed after years spent giving the establishment a tongue-lashing."I'm less of a hothead," said the bespectacled ...

Five ways the referendum could change Turkey

Turkey was voting on Sunday in a referendum on expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the outcome could more broadly influence all aspects of the country's future.Coming 94 years after the foundation of modern Turkey by ...

Taiwan’s Tai beats Marin to win Singapore Open

Tai Tzu Ying cemented her status as the world?s top female shuttler as she beat reigning Olympic champion and world number two Carolina Marin in straight games at the Singapore Open on Sunday.World number one Tai took just 38 minutes to seal a clinical...

Turkey’s Kurds vote in key referendum battleground

Hoping above all for peace after months of violence as well as fair representation, Turkey's Kurds on Sunday voted in a key referendum whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. Turkey's Kurdish minority -- estimated to make-up around a...

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

A week before France's high-stakes presidential election, the four top candidates began a final push Sunday to woo undecided voters who will determine the outcome of the tight race between the hard left, centre, right and far right.On April 23, the Fre...

Ibrahimovic says drained by Man Utd fixture pile-up

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he is feeling the effects of being Manchester United's main man in a hectic first season at Old Trafford. Ibrahimovic has already made 44 appearances and scored 28 goals as United reached the latter stages of three cup c...

Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises

China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region.Impoverished Nepal is sandwiched between China and India and has in recent years ping-ponged between ...

PM says Britain uniting around Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain was beginning to unite behind Brexit, 10 months after the divisive referendum that saw the country narrowly vote to leave the European Union."This year, after a period of intense debate over the right...

Qatar and Philippines sign ‘$200m contracts’: minister

Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth $200 million during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte's Gulf tour, Manila's trade and industry secretary told reporters in Doha Sunday.Ramon Lopez said 6,000 jobs would be created in...

French voters disappointed, undecided days before vote

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is too extreme, but centrist Emmanuel Macron is too young. Conservative Francois Fillon cannot be trusted, Socialist Benoit Hamon is the establishment, and Communist-backed radical Jean-Luc Melenchon, too risky.Jus...

Key proposals by leading candidates in French election

The five main contenders in France's presidential election span the ideological spectrum from hard left to far right. A week before the first round of voting, here are their main proposals:- Marine Le Pen: France first -- Negotiate France's exit from t...

Hijack threat prompts high alert at Indian airports

Three major international airports in India are on high alert after police received an email warning of a threat to hijack aircrafts. Security at Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad airports has been increased as officials investigate the pote...