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EU marks 60th birthday in Rome under Brexit's shadow

European Union leaders gather in Rome this week to proclaim their "common future" on the bloc's 60th birthday, despite a wave of crises including Britain's looming exit from the bloc.

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

And the world's happiest country is... Norway

A chilly climate isn't keeping Norway from basking in the glow of being named the world's happiest country on Monday.

Ex-president Park questioned by prosecutors

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye reported to prosecutors Tuesday for questioning over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, after using executive privilege to avoid them for months while in office.

Economy stable amidst falling govt revenue: Moody's

Moody's Investors Service says the Government of Malaysia's 'A3' issuer rating and stable outlook balance a resilient economy against structural fiscal challenges posed by the trend deterioration in revenue, as well as signs of weakening institutional strength.

Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

96% visa approval rate: US envoy

The visa applications of fewer than 4% of Malaysian citizens are rejected, meaning more than 96% of visa applicants have been given the green light to travel to the Untied States.

No leads in pastor's abduction: IGP

IGP Khalid Abu Bakar says police leads in the abduction of pastor Raymond Koh have been disrupted as a result of uncurbed media reports.

N.Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress': South

North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said Monday, as the nuclear-armed state steps up its controversial weapons development programmes.

'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet

"Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it's taking on a new challenge: autism.


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