Putin says ISIL threat is a ‘key factor’ behind airstrikes in Syria
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Putin says ISIL threat is a ‘key factor’ behind airstrikes in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday defended Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian conflict, praising the…

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Inside look at Hong Kong’s booming pet economy
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Inside look at Hong Kong’s booming pet economy

From a range of snacks to the most stylish wearables, everything an indulgent pet owner…

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China confirms third Zika case
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China confirms third Zika case

China has confirmed a third imported Zika case in a matter of weeks since the…

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Chinese-Americans rally in support of convicted NYC police officer
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Chinese-Americans rally in support of convicted NYC police officer

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the US to support ex-NYPD officer Chinese-American Peter Liang,…

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Assad says he is ready for truce if ‘terrorists’ do not exploit it
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Assad says he is ready for truce if ‘terrorists’ do not exploit it

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Saturday that he was ready for a ceasefire on…

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Syrian military releases footage showing gov’t forces battling rebels in Daraa
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Syrian military releases footage showing gov’t forces battling rebels in Daraa

The Syrian military on Saturday released footage of battles between its forces backed by allies…

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6 officials of China’s ICBC bank held in Spain for money laundering
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6 officials of China’s ICBC bank held in Spain for money laundering

Six officials of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China were placed in detention by…

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Fire destroys traditional stilt buildings in China’s Guizhou
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Fire destroys traditional stilt buildings in China’s Guizhou

A large fire broke out in a residential area in southwest China’s Guizhou Province on…

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Outcry over Malaysian plan to bring in 1.5 million more Bangladeshi workers
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Outcry over Malaysian plan to bring in 1.5 million more Bangladeshi workers

Around 600,000 Bangladeshis work in Malaysia’s factories and plantations, on construction sites, and increasingly, in…

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Russia ‘regrets’ UNSC rejection of resolution to rein in Turkish military in Syria
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Russia ‘regrets’ UNSC rejection of resolution to rein in Turkish military in Syria

Russia on Saturday expressed regret that the United Nations Security Council rejected its bid to…

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