Japan

Shinzo Abe is on track to become the country's longest-serving leader

Abe targets North Korea after storming to «super-majority» vote win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide «super-majority» in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with North Korea.

Japan

Typhoon leaves two dead after lashing Japan on election day

A powerful typhoon left two dead, two missing and dozens injured in Japan Monday, moving northward off the Pacific coast after millions struggled to the polls for a national election.

Australia

Banking giant ANZ settles rate-rigging case ahead of trial

ANZ Bank settled an alleged rate-rigging case with Australia's corporate regulator on the opening day of a court hearing Monday that also involves fellow heavyweights Westpac and NAB.

Analysts

The first president in the country to face criminal charges while in office, Michel Temer is accused of obstruction of justice and racketeering

Brazil's teflon president to survive latest threat

He may be Brazil's most unpopular president in decades and charged with serious crimes, but Michel Temer, the ultimate teflon leader, is expected to breeze through a congressional vote on whether he should stand trial.

Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people

The very thought that Lula might go to prison causes Maria Helena da Conceicao to break into tears. To her, the former Brazilian president is much more than just a politician facing corruption charges and fighting to regain power.

Argentina

Argentina's Macri faces test of strength in legislative elections

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri faces an important test of strength Sunday in mid-term legislative elections as he seeks to refresh a mandate for pro-market economic reforms.

Germany

«Merkel understood nothing»: AfD's fury in east Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel hails from Germany's ex-communist East, yet it is here where the anger against her runs deepest and the far-right protest party AfD has celebrated its strongest gains.

Merkel back at the polls before tough coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks.

New powers

Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto vote Sunday in autonomy referendums attracting additional interest against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.

China

Xi's eyes and ears in Beijing: Red-armband army of «volunteers»

While Chinese President Xi Jinping and his cohorts chart the nation's future at their leadership conclave in Beijing, his citizen army of red-armbanded foot soldiers are keeping an eye out for trouble outside.

Malta

Journalist murder sparks push to heal politically-polarised Malta

Citizens mourning the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for Malta's deeply-ingrained tribal politics to be put aside so the shaken island nation can begin healing its wounds.

Cashing out

The end of Hong Kong's historic trading floor

In its heyday in the 1980s, more than a thousand brokers dressed in signature red blazers made deals on the trading floor of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in what was a raucous, competitive bear pit.

Afghanistan

Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a «show of strength» against Trump

A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said.

Afghan air force gets its own Black Hawk choppers

Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first blush.

Kremlin game

Russia to free opposition leader Navalny as Kremlin race heats up

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is set to walk free on Sunday after a 20-day jail term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Syrian crisis

In ravaged Raqa, clues to IS's bygone media empire

«Special operations by the Caliphate's soldiers!» boasts a torn, blood-stained pamphlet at a bombed-out media kiosk in Syria's Raqa, a symbol of the Islamic State group's once fearsome propaganda machine

US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqa Old City from IS

US-backed Syrian fighters ousted the Islamic State group from Raqa's Old City on Friday, bringing them closer than ever to the jihadist bastion's well-defended and densely populated heart.

Gulf crisis

Tillerson in new bid to ease Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to launch a fresh bid Sunday to ease a crisis between Riyadh and Doha, both allies of Washington, but without high hopes of a breakthrough.

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow's drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country.

Deliberate concealment

More than 1.1 bn «invisible people» lack identification

More than 1.1 billion people worldwide officially don't exist -- going about their daily lives without proof of identity.

DIARIO TV

London skyline is turned «Martian» red by Hurricane Ophelia

The storm caused the deaths of three people in Ireland where authorities continue to send wind warning warnings - up to 150km / h. At least 90, moreover, the deaths in Spain and Portugal caused by fires fueled by strong winds.

Light streaking through Dubai's night sky: Meteorite or satellite?

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All to dance with «Just dance world cup»

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Basket Nba, unveil the new jerseys of all teams

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Miss Transgender 2017 in India, wins a 26-year-old from Calcutta

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Life & Style

A Turkish Airlines plane that crash landed at Kathmandu airport two years ago is preparing to once again welcome ticket holders on board -- not for a flight but for a visit to the Nepali capital's first aviation museum

A Turkish Airlines plane that crash landed at Kathmandu airport two years ago is preparing to once again welcome ticket holders on board -- not for a flight but for a visit to the Nepali capital's first aviation museum

Nepali pilot revives crashed plane as aviation museum

A Turkish Airlines plane that crash landed at Kathmandu airport two years ago will be welcoming ticket holders on board again -- not for a flight but as the Nepali capital's first aviation museum.

Oui oui: France's presidential pooch leaves palace puddle

President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government.

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 52 in February, the 10-time Grammy winner and the NFL announced on Sunday.

Sports

Honda rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates his victory at the end of the Australian MotoGP race, at Phillip Island, on October 22, 2017

Honda rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates his victory at the end of the Australian MotoGP race, at Phillip Island, on October 22, 2017

Marquez vows patience as MotoGP title looms

Marc Marquez has vowed not to be rash as he enters the final two races of the MotoGP season with a sizeable lead over title rival Andrea Dovizioso.

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award at Monday's ceremony in London.

Pitched battle promises baseball World Series classic

Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw and Houston hurler Justin Verlander lead the Dodgers and Astros into the 113th World Series on Tuesday seeking to capture a first Major League Baseball crown.

SciTech

Solar Team Eindhoven's «Stella Vie» was hailed as the future of sun-powered motoring as the 3,000-kilometre World Solar Challenge wrapped up

Solar Team Eindhoven's «Stella Vie» was hailed as the future of sun-powered motoring as the 3,000-kilometre World Solar Challenge wrapped up

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed «the future»

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as «the future» Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up.

Smartphone app for migrants gets trial in Central America, Mexico

A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico from this week, ahead of a wider roll-out elsewhere in the world, the UN Migration Agency said Friday.

Israeli firms seek hi-tech help -- in Gaza

When Dan Leubitz needed a contractor for a project with his Israeli tech firm, one address in the list of tenders caught his eye: Gaza.

Health

Tracking where eggs come from

Tracking where eggs come from

Tainted eggs scandal reaches Italy

Two of 114 egg samples tested in Italy have shown traces of the insecticide fipronil, Italy's health ministry said Monday, making the country the latest to become embroiled in a Europe-wide scandal.

Opioid drug maker settles US lawsuit for $4.5 million

Opioid drug maker Insys agreed to pay $4.5 million Friday to end a lawsuit in which it was accused of deceptive marketing, one of the first settlements of civil suits that drug manufacturers face over a US overdose epidemic.

Death rates far higher for «alternative» cancer cures

People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the lead scientist of a new study told AFP Friday.