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World marks women's day with rights under attack

No self-congratulations but calls to action will mark many celebrations of the 40th International Women's Day on Wednesday, as the fight for equality faces new threats.

North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on Monday in another challenge to President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan.

PDAM disappointed with weekly ceiling price for fuel

"If ceiling price is set weekly, large companies with sound financial ability will be able to sell petrol at lower prices over a long period of time. Eventually a few large companies will monopolize the market."

China trims GDP target, citing severe challenges

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned Sunday the world's second-largest economy faces severe challenges, signalling a further deceleration as he announced a trimmed 2017 GDP growth target of "around 6.5 percent."

Malaysia expels North Korea ambassador

Malaysia has expelled North Korea's ambassador, giving him 48 hours to leave the country in a major break in diplomatic relations over the airport assassination of the half-brother of Pyongyang's leader.

Thai king's former aide jailed for royal defamation

A senior aide to Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been jailed for five and a half years for royal defamation and other offences, police said, the latest secrecy-shrouded downfall of a palace official.

N. Korea suspect cites Malaysian 'conspiracy' against him

A North Korean suspect in the murder of the half-brother of the country's leader Saturday denounced Malaysia's probe into the airport assassination as a "conspiracy" to harm Pyongyang, reports said.

City noise linked to hearing loss: study

Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday.

Elephants are insomniacs, sleeping just 2 hours a night

Elephants hardly ever sleep in the wild, getting around two hours of shut-eye per night and only in the wee hours of the morning, researchers said Wednesday.

Lotte, S. Korea face China backlash in missile row

South Korea's Lotte Group faces an escalating backlash in China after providing land for a US missile-defence system, amid calls for a wider Chinese rejection of all things Korean.


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