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Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe

Turkey said that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher.

32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Iran president calls on Muslims to punish Saudi 'crimes'
Iran president calls on Muslims to punish Saudi 'crimes'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday on the Muslim world to unite and punish the Saudi government.

Iran president calls on Muslims to punish Saudi 'crimes'
iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry

The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones put a spotlight on Israel's surveillance industry.

iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev vowed to send anyone linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.

Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts

Not all jihadists are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths turn violent.

IS can be conduit for psychopaths' violent desires: experts
India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc
India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc

India and Pakistan inched closer Friday to joining a regional security and economic bloc led by Russia and China.

India, Pakistan edge closer to joining SCO security bloc
OPEC happy with oil market, kingpin Saudi says
OPEC happy with oil market, kingpin Saudi says

Saudi Arabia expressed confidence that oil prices will keep recovering.

OPEC happy with oil market, kingpin Saudi says
Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand

With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice.

Art not sex, Pakistan's dancers take a stand
Padded panties? Soup cubes? The 1001 ways to boost bottoms
Padded panties? Soup cubes? The 1001 ways to boost bottoms

Some like creams, others pop pills or buy padded panties. In Ivory Coast where "big is beautiful" bottom enhancers come in all shapes.

Padded panties? Soup cubes? The 1001 ways to boost bottoms
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study

Economic concerns and the desire for a sense of purpose and revenge are the major factors pushing young Syrians into the arms of jihadist groups, a study released on Wednesday found.

Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains

US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group.

Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan

Saudi Arabia will take a $10 billion loan from foreign banks to help close the gap in its state finances from collapsed oil revenues.

Saudi to take $10 billion foreign loan
Oil plummets on Doha failure
Oil plummets on Doha failure

Oil plunged Monday a day after top producers failed to reach a deal in Doha to cap output.

Oil plummets on Doha failure
OPEC warns on oil 'oversupply' ahead of crunch Doha meeting
OPEC warns on oil 'oversupply' ahead of crunch Doha meeting

OPEC warned that the world remains awash with crude ahead of a crunch meeting in Doha to discuss a production freeze to boost the oil price.

OPEC warns on oil 'oversupply' ahead of crunch Doha meeting
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Saudi orders 'kinder, gentler' religious police

Saudi Arabia has stripped its frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest, urging them to act "kindly and gently" in enforcing Islamic rules.

Saudi orders 'kinder, gentler' religious police
A patient is tested for diabetes. ©Reuters
Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO

The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization

Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests

Iran's defence minister is certain the UN Security Council will not take any action over its missile tests despite calls from the Western.

Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
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Mass casualties feared as flyover collapses in Indian city: 14 dead, 78 injured

A partially built flyover collapsed in India's eastern city of Kolkata. 14 dead, 78 injured, control room set up, helpline number 1070.

Mass casualties feared as flyover collapses in Indian city: 14 dead, 78 injured