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French troops in Mali anti-jihadist campaign mired in mud and mistrust

Aug 13 2019

GOSSI, Mali The French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali's savannahs were prepared for the sandstorms, the thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need to tow vehicles whose wheels kept getting stuck in floodplains. | Video

Colombia-Poland clash a complicated affair for Perez family

Jun 24 2018

KAZAN, Russia With dad Fabio hailing from Colombia and mum Isabela from Poland, June 24 was always going to be a special World Cup day for the Perez family but they started it as they start every Sunday -- in church.

Soccer-Australian toddler gets first taste of World Cup fever

Jun 17 2018

KAZAN, Russia, June 17 Given that David Kuhn proposed to his wife Sandra amidst the euphoria that followed Australia's qualification for the 2006 tournament, it is perhaps not too surprising the couple wanted to give their daughter an early taste of World Cup fever.

Trump upbeat ahead of North Korean summit; Kim visits Singapore sites

Jun 12 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula. | Video

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder

Feb 25 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant if a North Korean diplomat wanted over the death did not come forward. | Video

Button could race in Japan next year

Sep 14 2016

SINGAPORE McLaren's Jenson Button could race in Rallycross or in Japan's Super GT series when he takes a break from Formula One next year.

Singapore mass sprays residences as Zika expected to spread

Aug 29 2016

SINGAPORE, Aug 29 Officials sprayed insecticide and cleared drains of stagnant water in residential areas of Singapore at high risk of further Zika infections on Monday after 41 locally transmitted cases were confirmed in the city state.

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

Aug 25 2016

SINGAPORE The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. | Video

Serving up a solution to Singapore's retiring hawker sellers

Jul 04 2016

SINGAPORE Singapore is cooking up new methods to find the next wave of hawker sellers amid fears the city state's signature street-food delights could fall off the menu with chef retirements. | Video

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