Malaysia’s Mahathir says Asia won’t follow west on LGBT rights

(Bloomberg) Going against a growing tide of legal reforms sweeping across the region, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Asia didn’t need to “copy” the west in accepting its lesbian,…

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Ethiopia appoints first female president

Ethiopia parliament on Thursday appointed the East African country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde to the largely ceremonial position of president. Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously voted United Nations career diplomat Sahle-Work…

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Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore

(AFP) Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia’s monster traffic…

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Cameroonian President Biya wins seventh presidential term

President Paul Biya who is One of Africa’s oldest leaders who has ruled Cameroon with since 1982, won a landslide victory Monday in a presidential election, as the government tightened…

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‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10

(AFP) A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the…

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China opens world’s longest sea-crossing bridge

China is set to open the world’s longest sea bridge after nine years of construction. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge connects Hong Kong and Macau to the China mainland. It covers…

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Monkeys stone 72 years old man to death in India

A troop of monkeys last Thursday stoned to death a 72-year old man to death in India. This incident has resulted in a tussle between the family and police over…

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