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  1. Grief, rage in Egyptian church after Copts attacked by gunmen

    05.27 / 00:10 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    DAYR JARNOUS, Egypt (Reuters) - Thousands of Christians, weeping and praying, gathered at a church in this small southern Egyptian village to mourn seven of their community who were among the more than two dozen Christians shot dead by unidentified gunmen earlier on…
  2. U.S. Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents - Washington Post

    05.27 / 00:10 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee, investigating Russian meddling in U.S. 2016 election, has asked President Donald Trump's political organisation to hand over all documents going back the campaign's launch in June 2015, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people briefed on the…
  3. U.N. warns of 'walking into another Gaza crisis with eyes wide open'

    05.27 / 00:10 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Middle East envoy warned the Security Council on Friday that a power struggle between the rival Palestinian Fatah and Hamas movements had worsened a humanitarian crisis in Gaza that now risked exploding into another…
  4. Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert

    05.27 / 00:10 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    ATACAMA DESERT, Chile (Reuters) - Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use…
  5. Five decapitated bodies found in Mexico's Veracruz state

    05.27 / 00:10 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police found on Friday the decapitated bodies of five people with apparent signs of torture in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, which has long been ravaged by drug smugglers and human…
  6. Suicide bomber attacks Lebanese army in north - security sources

    05.26 / 17:45 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in an attack on a Lebanese army post in the north of the country on Friday, lightly injuring several soldiers, security sources…
  7. Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

    05.26 / 17:12 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a U.S. military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told…
  8. G7 calls on internet companies to boost efforts to remove extremist content

    05.26 / 17:12 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - The world's seven major industrialised nations on Friday called on internet service providers and social media to increase their efforts to remove extremist content, four days after an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 in…
  9. Allies of Brazil's Temer prepare for 'the day after'

    05.26 / 16:39 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Allies of beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer are waiting for a crucial electoral court ruling in early June rather than withdrawing support now, but they are already preparing a grand bargain to pick an interim successor, party leaders said this…
  10. Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

    05.26 / 16:39 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    ROME (Reuters) - President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. leader to endorse the treaty, Italy's prime minister said on…
  11. Zambian court allows opposition leader to challenge treason prosecution

    05.26 / 16:07 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    LUSAKA (Reuters) - A Zambian court on Friday allowed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to challenge the prosecution over moving his treason case to the high court for trial in a case that has stoked political tension months after contested…
  12. Central Europeans confident Trump committed to NATO

    05.26 / 15:32 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Central European governments expressed optimism on Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO even though President Donald Trump did not mention the military alliance's defence commitment set out in its founding treaty this…
  13. U.S., Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea - White House

    05.26 / 15:32 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House…
  14. Fierce clashes break out in Libyan capital Tripoli

    05.26 / 15:32 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy clashes between rival factions erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, with loud explosions and heavy artillery fire heard since the early…
  15. Surgeons in Lebanon offer hope to wounded Syrian refugees

    05.26 / 15:32 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Six operations have failed to cure the constant pain that Ismael Moustafa suffers since he was wounded in an airstrike on his village in Syria three years…
  16. Belgrade authorities demolish illegal mosque ahead of Ramadan

    05.26 / 14:57 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Local authorities demolished an illegal mosque on the outskirts of Belgrade after Serbian police secured the area in a pre-dawn action on Friday, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, despite protests by local Muslims and Islamic…
  17. China says detained Taiwan activist confesses to harming state security

    05.26 / 14:57 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government said on Friday that a Taiwan rights activist has been arrested on suspicion of subversion and has confessed to harming state security, in a case which has strained ties between China and self-ruled…
  18. Ireland looks set to elect gay premier in social, generational shift

    05.26 / 14:20 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier -- a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant…
  19. Ethiopia gives journalist 18-month jail term for subversion

    05.26 / 14:20 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian journalist was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison on charges of subversion, his lawyer said, but is expected to be freed within a week as he has been in jail since his arrest in late…
  20. South Sudan refugees scrounge for scraps as rations slashed in Uganda camps

    05.26 / 14:20 thestar.com.my Thestar.com.my - World
    PAGIRINYA, Uganda (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this…