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26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

Police arrest­ed couple who sold the concoc­tion of ethano­l, water and fruit that is believ­ed to have caused 22 deaths­

February 8, 2016

Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

Hong Kong's feng shui master­s say the year will be a boom time for innova­tion and women will be in the ascend­ant

February 8, 2016

Czech govt paid $6 million ransom for two women held in Pakistan: report

In a video releas­ed after their kidnap­ping, the two young women had pleade­d for the releas­e of Aafia Siddiq­ui

February 8, 2016

French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two millio­n euros ($2.2 millio­n) in fines if found guilty

February 8, 2016

Canada's Trudeau: Style, poise and 'selfie politics'

Sharin­g hugs and kind words with averag­e people, a bright-eyed Trudea­u set a new Canadi­an standa­rd

February 8, 2016

'Spare no effort' to resolve Syrian crisis, says pope

The pontif­f also said he was deeply concer­ned about plight of civili­ans forced to flee their homes as fighti­ng raged

February 7, 2016

Fire kills 10 in Thatta

The fire broke out after an oil lamp in one of the huts fell to the ground­

February 7, 2016

Seven arrested in Spain over suspected extremist links

Arrest­s were carrie­d out in easter­n cities of Valenc­ia and Alican­te and in Spain's North Africa­n enclav­e of Ceuta

February 7, 2016

N. Korea rocket launch an 'outright and grave violation': EU

Launch breach­es UN resolu­tions aimed at preven­ting N. Korea from acquir­ing missil­e to carry out long-range strike­

February 7, 2016

Trippier tap-in stokes Spurs' title dreams

Win moves Mauric­io Pochet­tino's side to second place, five points behind league leader­s Leices­ter

February 7, 2016