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Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation.

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday.

British divers rescued Thai adults before saving 'Wild Boars': report

British divers rescued Thai adults before saving 'Wild Boars': report

Two British divers who helped rescue a Thai youth football team from a flooded cave had earlier saved four adults also stranded in the complex, according to a new report on a mission that gripped the world.

At least 15 Tuaregs killed in tribal attack on Mali village

At least 15 Tuaregs killed in tribal attack on Mali village

At least 15 Tuaregs were killed when armed men from a rival tribe attacked their village in northern Mali, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Indian flyer removed trying to charge phone in cockpit

Indian flyer removed trying to charge phone in cockpit

A passenger was kicked off an Indian flight after he tried to access the cockpit to charge his phone, the airline said Wednesday.

Man who served in US Army Reserves accused of being agent for China

Man who served in US Army Reserves accused of being agent for China

A Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday on charges that he covertly worked for a high-ranking Chinese intelligence official to help try to recruit engineers and scientists, including some who worked as US defense contractors, the Justice Department said.

Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam president at state funeral

Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam president at state funeral

Hundreds of black-clad mourners, weeping or lighting incense and laying wreaths, gathered Wednesday at a state funeral for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who died last week after a prolonged illness.

Indonesian football league suspended after deadly fan beating

Indonesian football league suspended after deadly fan beating

Indonesia has suspended play in its top professional football league after supporters of a rival team clubbed a fan to death with iron bars and planks, a football association spokesman said Wednesday, plunging the crisis-prone league into another scandal.

India's Supreme Court upholds controversial ID scheme with tweaks

India's Supreme Court upholds controversial ID scheme with tweaks

A unique 12-digit identity number linked to biometric details that the government wants to use as primary proof of citizenship can be used for distribution of state welfare benefits, India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, according to legal website Live Law.

Turkey cannot remain silent over use of sanctions as weapons: Erdogan

Turkey cannot remain silent over use of sanctions as weapons: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that his country could not remain silent over the use of sanctions as weapons while it is in a bitter standoff with the United States over the fate of an American evangelical Christian pastor detained by Ankara.

Guterres warns of ‘chaotic’ world order at General Assembly

Guterres warns of ‘chaotic’ world order at General Assembly

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday opened the world’s largest diplomatic gathering with a stark warning of growing chaos and confusion as the rules-based global order comes under threat of breaking down.

At UN, Trump seeks to isolate Iran, praises Kim

At UN, Trump seeks to isolate Iran, praises Kim

President Donald Trump yesterday called for Iran’s isolation while welcoming another former adversary, North Korea, in from the cold in an unabashedly boastful speech to the United Nations General Assembly which provoked laughter from fellow leaders.

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