International

Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind deadly parade attack

Iran's intelligence ministry said Tuesday that investigators had found last week's deadly attack on a military parade in the mainly ethnic-Arab southwestern city of Ahvaz was mounted by "jihadist separatists".

Swedish parliament ousts PM Lofven in vote of no-confidence

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far-right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, after September 9 elections left neither the left or right bloc with a majority.

Africa

Amnesty condemns 'mass arbitrary arrests' in Ethiopia

Amnesty International condemned the recent arrests of thousands of people in Ethiopia's capital, saying the detentions "threaten a new era of human rights gains" under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

No respite for relatives of Ethiopia's disappeared

When Ethiopia released thousands of prisoners earlier this year, Hannah Tesemma hoped her three siblings and cousin, seized from the streets 24 years ago, would be among them.

Business & Tech

May is expected to make an announcement on future immigration rules at her Conservative party's conference next week

UK govt 'agrees not to favour EU workers after Brexit'

Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet has agreed that EU citizens should not have preferential access to work in Britain compared to people from elsewhere after Brexit, media reports said Tuesday.

Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.

Middle East

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on September 20, 2017, shows him (R) meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in New York as world leaders gathered in the United States for the UN General Assembly

May to press Rouhani to free jailed UK-Iranian woman

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York Tuesday, where she will press him to release a British-Iranian women imprisoned in Tehran, a senior government official told reporters.

Israel-Russia: a history of complex relations

From a honeymoon in the years after Israel's founding, to strained ties after the mistaken downing of a Russian plane in Syria, relations between Israel and Russia have gone through several periods of tensions.

Business

Earthmover tyres, the pattern matters

Earthmovers tyres allow these big industrial vehicles designed to operate in challenging conditions, moving smoothly anytime. Tyre pattern and features are essential in order to ensure maximum control and stability for high productivity while keeping safety at the highest level

Business

China box-office back to strong growth in 2017

China's box-office revenues surged in 2017 after slowing sharply the preceding year, official media reported, as the world's second-largest movie market edges closer to overtaking the US.

China's Ant Financial drops MoneyGram deal as US approval fails

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese internet titan Alibaba, has been forced to abandon a $1.2 billion deal to buy US remittances firm MoneyGram after failing to get approval from regulators in Washington.

US-Russia relations

Russia to make US media register as «foreign agents»

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

US Politics

Republicans run from Senate hopeful accused of sexual contact with minor

Several Republicans on Thursday urged their party's candidate for a vacant US Senate seat to quit the race if an explosive report that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl is true.

US-Russian relations

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, Trump applauds

President-elect Donald Trump praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election.

US economy

New US home construction tumbles in November

New US home construction fell precipitously in November after a spike in October, but a big drop in condos and apartments helped drive the move, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Emergency migrants

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

«I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.» Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

Life & Style

The detained woman said she did not know how to dispose of her still born baby

The detained woman said she did not know how to dispose of her still born baby

Japan woman held over keeping baby body in locker 'for years'

Tokyo police said Tuesday they had arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of dumping a stillborn baby's body in a coin locker, amid reports she had moved the corpse around for as many as five years.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

BBC drop football pundit Trevor Sinclair after racial abuse

Former England international Trevor Sinclair has been dropped as a football pundit by the BBC after he racially abused a policeman who arrested him for drink-driving.

Sports

Angelique Kerber was in fine form against Madison Keys, before an injury forced the American to retire

Angelique Kerber was in fine form against Madison Keys, before an injury forced the American to retire

Wozniacki, Kerber off to fast start at Wuhan Open

World number two Caroline Wozniacki and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber eased through their opening matches at the Wuhan Open in China on Tuesday.

Britain's Joshua to defend heavyweight title against Molina

Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight title against Eric Molina of the United States in Manchester on December 10, it was announced Tuesday.

SciTech

Drum lines have been deployed at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled by sharks in separate attacks

Drum lines have been deployed at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled by sharks in separate attacks

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate.

US Library of Congress backtracks on complete Twitter archive

The US Library of Congress has scaled back plans to archive every message ever sent on Twitter, sparking debate on the importance of social media in historical records.

Health

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

That's sick! Humans identify infected peers from a photo

Human beings can spot a sick person, on a photo, a mere two hours after he or she was infected by a germ, researchers said Wednesday.