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Indian inmates to undergo 'cow therapy'

Indian inmates are to be exposed to the "magical power" of cows under a radical rehabilitation programme involving rearing the beasts -- revered by Hindus -- on prison grounds, authorities said Tuesday. A government commission in Haryana...Show More Summary

Israeli boy who survived 2008 attacks returns to Mumbai

An 11-year-old Israeli boy who survived the Mumbai terror attacks almost a decade ago returned for the first time Tuesday to the house where his parents were killed. Moshe Holtzberg was two years old when Pakistani militants stormed Chabad House on 26 November 2008, killing six people, including Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who ran the Jewish centre. Show More Summary

Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration. The figures are a far cry...Show More Summary

Erdogan vows to uproot 'terror nests' in Kurd-controlled Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would soon begin an operation against towns in Syria controlled by Kurdish militia, calling the areas "nests" of terror. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia controls...Show More Summary

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died in London on Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday. "We are shocked and saddened at the...Show More Summary

Romania looks for third PM in seven months

Romania's ruling Social Democrats met Tuesday to nominate a new prime minister after power struggles within the party forced out the impoverished EU country's second premier in seven months. This latest crisis also prompted Japan's visiting...Show More Summary

EU says 'hearts still open' to Brexit reversal

European Union President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving. Tusk's comments weighed into a debate in Britain about whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit, following the June 2016 vote to leave. Show More Summary

EU's 'hearts are still open' to Brexit reversal: Tusk

European Union President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion that Brexit could be reversed. Tusk's comments, which European Commission...Show More Summary

7 French prison guards hurt in new Islamist convict attack

Seven French prison officers were hurt when an Islamist convict attacked them as he resisted a search, while guards resumed a strike Tuesday demanding better security in jails nationwide. The latest assault, which took place in a prison...Show More Summary

48 injured in German school bus crash: police

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said. The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach. Show More Summary

UAE to file complaint over Qatar flight 'interception'

The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometres of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said on Tuesday. "Today we willShow More Summary

N. Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'

North Korea on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump's tweeted message that he has a bigger nuclear button than its leader Kim Jong-Un as the "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog". Kim used his annual New Year address...Show More Summary

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its fourth year, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Some 8.4 million people are at risk of famine, up from 6.8 million in 2017, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said. Show More Summary

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within two years'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown within two years, Dhaka said Tuesday, the first concrete timeline for a return of hundreds of thousands of refugees even as conditions for their homecoming remain uncertain. Show More Summary

Qantas changes website to recognise Chinese territories

Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings. The airline said Tuesday it...Show More Summary

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days. Lava spurting from Mayon...Show More Summary

Macron wades into Calais migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees and migrants trying to reach Britain. France's centrist president, who campaigned for...Show More Summary

Model harassment claims cloud Paris men's fashion week

Paris men's fashion week starts late Tuesday with the industry shaken by claims that two star photographers sexually harassed male models. Peru-born Mario Testino, a favourite of the British royal family, and American Bruce Weber both denied the accusations made against them by a string of models and assistants in the New York Times. Show More Summary

Grazing dangerously: The Romanian sheep nibbling away at US security

One of the most important strategic sites in Europe for the US military has come under threat from a rather unexpected enemy: a flock of sheep. It is their random meanderings near the Deveselu base in southern Romania that has triggered an unusual power struggle between US commanders and a stubborn local sheep farmer. Show More Summary

Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable. Vodka might still serve as a national symbol...Show More Summary

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