Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran’s nuclear program at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on Monday. AFP

Netanyahu’s Iran nuke claims fail to convince deal proponents

Publication date 01 May 2018 | 20:15 | ICT

Israel began sharing an intelligence trove on Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions on Tuesday, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced accusations his televised unveiling of it lacked evidence a 2015 accord had been violated.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 9, 2018. Zuckerberg tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings. Pete Marovich/The New York Times

    Warming up for his grilling in suit, tie and hair shirt

    Publication date 10 April 2018 | 18:16 | ICT

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

  • Unidentified volunteers spray a man with water at a make-shift hospital following an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday. AFP

    Syria blames Israel for airbase strike as pressure builds over ‘chemical attack’

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 20:17 | ICT

    Syria and Russia accused Israel on Monday of carrying out a deadly bombing raid on a Syrian military airport, as calls grew for international action over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held-town.

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  • Kim Jong Un in North Korea in February 2017. NYT via Korean Central News Agency

    North Korea ready to discuss denuclearization with US: report

    Publication date 09 April 2018 | 11:34 | ICT

    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 (AFP) - North Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a planned meeting with President Donald Trump,

  • A bar on Boracay, a Philippine island that has rapidly become a major travel destination, March 28, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that Borocay be closed to tourists for six months, citing a need to clean up the island’s overtaxed sewage treatment systems. Jes Aznar/The New York Times

    Boracay, idyllic Philippines resort island, is closed to tourists

    Publication date 05 April 2018 | 17:55 | ICT

    A Philippine island that became famous for the white sand beaches and coral reefs that made it a haven for travelers, and then for the rapid development and pollution that threatened its idyllic shores, has been ordered closed to tourists for six months.

  • An advertisement at a train station in Kuala Lumpur on March 26 reads 'Sharing a lie makes u a liar.' A draft bill to fight fake news in Malaysia proposes 10-year jail terms for sharing content authorities deem to be false. AFP

    Malaysia passes anti-fake news bill

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 17:38 | ICT

    by Hemananthani Sivanandam, Hanis Zainal, and Tarrence Tan

  • Leonardo Flach, left, a biologist, and Guilherme Alves Santana, a technician, lift a dolphin carcass from Sepetiba Bay, near Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 28, 2018. The sudden death of more than 200 dolphins in the booming port area in the outskirts of Rio has raised alarm, causing scientists to examine the role of pollution and environment degradation. Dado Galdieri/The New York Times

    ‘Sentinel’ dolphins die in Brazil bay. Some worry a way of life has, too

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 12:17 | ICT

    Something ominous was happening in the turquoise waters of Sepetiba Bay, a booming port outside Rio de Janeiro. Beginning late last year, fishermen were coming across the scarred and emaciated carcasses of dolphins, sometimes five a day, bobbing up to the surface.

  • A picture taken on September 29, 2011 shows China’s Long March 2F rocket carrying the Tiangong-1 module, or "Heavenly Palace", blasting off from the Jiuquan launch centre in Gansu province. A defunct Chinese space lab plunged through Earth's atmosphere on April 2, 2018, breaking apart as it headed towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Beijing said. AFP/China OUT

    Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

    Publication date 02 April 2018 | 12:12 | ICT

    BEIJING (AFP) - A defunct Chinese space lab broke apart as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged towards a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.

  • South Korean musicians in rehearsal for the concert in Pyongyang on Saturday. AFP

    Onstage, South Korean K-Pop stars; In the balcony, Kim Jong Un clapping

    Publication date 02 April 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

    by Choe Sang Hun SEOUL, South Korea — He clapped and he smiled, even posing for a group photo with a K-pop band.

  • Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok. AFP/DailyNews

    Bus fire kills 30 migrants in Thailand

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 12:11 | ICT

    BANGKOK (AFP) - Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early Friday as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said.

  • Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-ocha in 2016. AFP

    Thai junta vows to lift politics ban in June

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 11:54 | ICT

    BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said Friday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year.