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High Level Task Force to Bolster ASEAN Economic Environment

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: ASEAN ministers attending the unofficial Meeting of the 8th ASEAN ministers on Science and Technology in Bogor, Indonesia had discussed issues recommended by the 68th ASEAN Committee on Science a...

US, Europe weighing joint action in Libya

WASHINGTON D.C: The Obama administration and its European allies are weighing their options for greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and an armed international force to help stabilize the No...

ISIL ‘virus’ ideology threat to Philippines – MILF

COTABATO CITY: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday said the real threat from the Islamic Caliphate (IS) or Khilafah Islamiyah in Arabic is its “virus” ideology and not the small groups from the Philippi...

Neuroscientists say it’s possible to overwrite bad memories

TOKYO: Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists from Japan and the United States have found. The discovery of the mechanism be...

6 jails over ‘nude games’

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court sent six men to jail for a month on Thursday and will try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the country, a defense lawyer said. The six men—five Malays...

Indonesia president says ISIL ‘embarrassing’ Muslims

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extre...

Jokowi fails to persuade SBY on fuel subsidy

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono hosted a two-hour discussion with president-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday evening. The President expressed his readiness to help Jokowi during the coming t...

Sweet tooth? Three healthy excuses to eat more chocolate

Good news for all you chocolate-lovers feeling guilty about indulging: enjoying a little chocolate might actually be good for your health. It owes its health benefits to a group of antioxidants called flavonoids. Chocola...

Ferrari races to $38 million sale, most ever for car at auction

red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which was once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said. The pri...

Lebanese, Saudi, Emirati clock towers among ‘world’s most beautiful’

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are hosts to some of the world’s most beautiful clock towers, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph. Of the 17 listed by daily, Beirut’s elegant Hamidiyyeh c...

Ebola has ‘upper hand,’ says U.S. health official

Ebola still has the “upper hand” in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countri...

U.N.: ISIS commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas

The United Nations accused Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed D...

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