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China takes 5,500 porn, violent apps offline

January 24, 2017 11:51 AM

BEIJING, Jan 24: China's internet supervisors have taken down more than 5,500 illegal apps for disseminating pornographic and violent content among other things, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

January 24, 2017 09:32 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises.

Three detained in Sweden on suspicion of broadcasting rape on Facebook

January 24, 2017 09:15 AM

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook, police said.

White House vows to fight media 'tooth and nail' over Trump coverage

January 23, 2017 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 23: The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented "alternative facts" to counter low inauguration crowd estimates.

Ferguson film ‘Whose Streets?’ aims to show humanity of community

January 22, 2017 23:40 PM

The filmmakers of ‘Whose Streets?’ chronicling the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri after the 2014 police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown said the documentary attempts to show the humanity behind a community in crisis.

Guardiola blames missed chances, not referee for City draw

January 22, 2017 14:13 PM

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola disguised any feelings of injustice behind criticism of his side's finishing after watching them waste a chance to make up ground at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S. (Photo Feature)

January 22, 2017 10:44 AM

Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office.

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president

January 21, 2017 08:12 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 21: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.

Trump is now president, but he still sees himself as leading an insurgency

January 21, 2017 07:42 AM

Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order.

'The work begins!': Trump to be sworn in as U.S. president

January 20, 2017 21:35 PM

Donald Trump began the ceremonial events leading up to his swearing-in later on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, when he will take power over a divided country after a bitter campaign and set the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.

Q&A: Shah Rukh Khan on 'Raees' and movies that don't change the world

January 19, 2017 18:48 PM

It's past midnight and Shah Rukh Khan is still not done with promotions for his new film "Raees". The notoriously nocturnal Bollywood star thinks nothing of interviews in the dead of night, but it can be quite an ordeal for journalists working normal hours.

Arsenal's Koscielny launches passionate defense of Wenger

January 19, 2017 16:55 PM

Arsene Wenger's recent record at Arsenal should not undermine the long-serving manager's ability to help his players develop and fulfil their potential, defender Laurent Koscielny has said.

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans

January 19, 2017 16:29 PM

LANGLEY, VA, Jan 19: The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time.

Facebook’s virtual-reality tech was not stolen, Zuckerberg testifies

January 18, 2017 23:30 PM

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook’s Oculus unit was stolen.

After pound’s fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

January 18, 2017 23:20 PM

Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

Seven sports to challenge cut from UK's Olympic funding

January 17, 2017 17:50 PM

Seven sports, including badminton, are looking to challenge UK Sport's decision to stop funding their programs for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Van Gaal ends coaching career after family tragedy

January 17, 2017 17:50 PM

Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos

January 16, 2017 11:50 AM

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, Jan 16: Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.

Beijing will 'take off the gloves', if Trump continues on Taiwan: China Daily

January 16, 2017 11:40 AM

Two influential Chinese newspapers on Monday warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that Beijing will "take off the gloves" and Taiwan may be scarified if he continues to provoke Beijing over the self-ruled island once he sworn in on Jan. 20.

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan (Update)

January 16, 2017 11:01 AM

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.