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Abe wins votes but not hearts: analysts

Shinzo Abe has seized a "super-majority" in Japan's parliament but failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts and unenthused by his drive to change the country's pacifist constitution.

Typhoon leaves five dead after lashing Japan on election day

A powerful typhoon left five dead, one missing and scores injured in Japan Monday, moving northward off the Pacific coast after millions struggled to the polls for a national election.

Italy regions vote on autonomy bid

Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted Sunday in referendums on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.

Duterte confirms Mahmud killed in Marawi

Duterte confirms that Malaysian terrorist Mahmud Ahmad has been killed in Marawi.

No dice games for Muslims: ustaz

Shahul Hamid says while chess, snake-and-ladder and other dice games are not gambling per se, they could tempt a person into gambling.

September CPI up 4.3%

Inflation rate rose above 4% again in September.

3 million Americans carry a handgun daily

As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday.

Spain to push ahead with suspending Catalan autonomy

Spain said Thursday it will press ahead with suspending Catalonia's autonomy after the region's leader warned he may declare independence, heralding an unprecedented escalation of the country's worst political crisis in decades.

China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speech

Missed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone.

Marawi: city destroyed in Philippines' longest urban war

At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell the true story of the Philippines' longest urban war.


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