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Prince Harry 'wanted out' of royal role
LONDON - Britain's Prince Harry once "wanted out" of the Royal Family, but instead decided to "stay in and work out a role" for himself, according to an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

'Toy' bomb kills six children in NW Pakistan: officials
PESHAWAR - A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children Sunday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Five killed in gondola accident in Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR - Five people including two children were killed Sunday when a tree fell on a gondola at a ski resort in Indian-administered Kashmir, sending a passenger cabin crashing to the ground.

Vietnamese-French dissident blogger deported to France
PARIS - A Vietnamese dissident blogger with dual French citizenship arrived in Paris on Sunday after he was stripped of his birth nationality by authorities in the one-party state and deported.

Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff
DUBAI - A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom.

Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains
PHNOM PENH - Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month's local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country's strongman leader made significant gains.

Guatemala, El Salvador host gay pride parades
SAN SALVADOR, June 25, 2017 (AFP) - Some 5,000 supporters of gay rights marched in the Salvadoran capital Saturday in a show of solidarity after the recent murders of several gay men.

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official
ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2017 (AFP) - At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said.

Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide
WENCHUAN - Rescuers dug through earth and rocks for a second day on Sunday in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village in southwest China was buried by a huge landslide.

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists.

Alleged IS militants kill police officer in Indonesia
JAKARTA - Two alleged Islamic State group militants stabbed a police officer to death in western Indonesia, authorities said Sunday, in the latest assault targeting officials in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Vietnam detains blogger for deportation
HANOI - A French-Vietnamese dissident blogger has been detained in Vietnam for deportation, his wife told AFP Saturday, just weeks after the former political prisoner was stripped of his citizenship in a rare move by authorities.

US wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: army
MARAWI, Philippines - One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture him, the military said Saturday.

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide
BEIJING - Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks on Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province.

'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations
Shanghai - Public signs such as "Pee Park" and "deformed man toilet" may finally be a thing of the past as Chinese authorities crack down on poor translations known as "Chinglish".

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours' demands 'seriously'
ABU DHABI, June 23, 2017 (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates on Friday advised Qatar to take the demands of neighbouring states seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a "divorce" with Doha.

London mosque driver charged with 'terrorism-related murder'
LONDON - The British van driver who mowed down Muslim worshippers near a London mosque this week was charged Friday with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, prosecutors said.

Former US president Obama to arrive in Bali this afternoon
Former US president Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive on Bali this afternoon to start a five-day vacation with his family on the resort island. Obama's aircraft will be arriving at the Bali airport at 5:55pm from Guam.

Hawker’s noodles a sizzling hit
George Town - Fame came but it was something char koay teow “sifu” Tan Chooi Hong could do without. “Please do not photograph and write about me,” he pleaded.

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial
Phnom Penh - One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected being labelled a "murderer" in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial.



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