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Russia jails IS-linked teen for St Petersburg cathedral bomb plot

Russia jails IS-linked teen for St Petersburg cathedral bomb plot

A Russian court on Thursday jailed a teenaged supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group over a plot to carry out a suicide attack at Saint Petersburg's Kazan cathedral.

German police rule out 'terrorism' in Berlin knife rampage

German police rule out 'terrorism' in Berlin knife rampage

German police on Sunday said they had shot and injured a man who had rampaged with a knife through the Berlin Cathedral, and also said there were no signs the incident was politically motivated.

Security stepped up as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

Security stepped up as Philippines readies Boracay shutdown

President Rodrigo Duterte had branded the renowned white-sand resort a "cesspool" fouled by dumped sewage and imposed the temporary ban on visitors that is due to take effect on Thursday.

Souq Waqif pet auction draws tourists, onlookers

Souq Waqif pet auction draws tourists, onlookers

The display of various birds and small pets, and the bidding process itself evokes curiosity among the onlookers, who comprise most of the crowd.

Fire in London's Camden Market brought under control

Fire in London's Camden Market brought under control

More than 70 firefighters have brought a fire under control at London's Camden Market after a blaze broke out at a building at the popular tourist attraction overnight, firefighters said.

Woman bitten by snake at Australian zoo

Woman bitten by snake at Australian zoo

A young woman was bitten by a wild green snake at an Australian zoo, paramedics said on Monday, a year after a keeper was attacked by a tiger at the same popular tourist attraction.

Yellowing Taj Mahal to go under scaffold for 'mud pack'

Yellowing Taj Mahal to go under scaffold for 'mud pack'

Scaffolding will cover the Taj Mahal's main dome next year while a "mud pack" is applied to its yellowing marble, authorities said on Thursday as they battle the effects of smog on the country's top tourist attraction.

Coach Mourinho’s gamble pays off as Chelsea cruise

Coach Mourinho’s gamble pays off as Chelsea cruise

Jose Mourinho’s selection gamble paid off as Chelsea got their spluttering season back on track with a 4-0 rout of Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Wednesday.

AirAsia boss names Emirates as a role model for aviation hubs

AirAsia boss names Emirates as a role model for aviation hubs

Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of Asia’s largest and most successful budget airline AirAsia.

‘Ghetto Cinderellas’ relish Wimbledon spotlight

‘Ghetto Cinderellas’ relish Wimbledon spotlight

Serena and Venus Williams will clash at Wimbledon for the first time in six years today.

Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza on Saturday, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometres long at Milan's 2015 Expo.

Nuclear missile officers fired in cheating scandal

Nuclear missile officers fired in cheating scandal

The head of the nuclear missile wing at a base in Montana has resigned and nine officers were removed from their jobs