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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail violent protest at Al Azhar University, among the world's most venerable centres of Islamic learning.
THE HAGUE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lack of regulation around international commercial surrogacy has left many babies in stateless limbo, with no country granting them citizenship because of complex conflicts over who the legal parents are.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government on Thursday approved the country's toughest budget since the global financial crisis to keep a tight control on spending as Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis exacerbate an economic slowdown.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Finnish government has decided to conditionally back an updated application from Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima to build a nuclear reactor in the north of the country, prompting the Greens to quit the administration.
Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest IT services provider, said it had signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to offer enterprise customers cloud computing services.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market.
SANAA (Reuters) - Armed Shi'ite rebels pushed into Yemen's capital Sanaa after clashing with the army in the city's northwest outskirts on Thursday, security sources and residents said, in an escalation of weeks of fighting and protests.
VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday it was disappointed with a lack of progress by Iran in addressing concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, pressuring Tehran to cooperate with a long-stalled U.N. watchdog inquiry.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China is determined to bridge differences over its shared border with India, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, adding that both sides were capable of dealing with fallout from security incidents on the disputed frontier.
PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has clarified that his remarks on convention practiced in the appointment of the Selangor mentri besar were based on what he knew from his time in Barisan Nasional.
(Reuters) - If Japan do not reach the rugby World Cup quarter-finals next year it will not be because the players are too small or are being held back by "farmers' mentality", coach Eddie Jones said on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: National coaches will looking to unearth new talents in the 51st Malaysian Table Tennis Championships to replace some of their aging stars.
BERNE (Reuters) - The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September's list which was published on Thursday.
BATU PAHAT: PAS insists that it will decline the Palace’s appointment if one of its assemblymen was picked as the new Selangor mentri besar.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers overshadowed a visit to New Delhi by China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday, with a $20 billion investment pledge eclipsed by robust comments from India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute.
BEIJING (Reuters) - An official in eastern China hanged himself on Thursday after being sacked following a corruption probe into his presence at an extravagant banquet, state media said on Thursday, offering a rare explanation following a spate of suicides by bureaucrats.
Apple Inc's iPhone 6 received regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies but still requires one more critical licence before it may be sold in the country, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday the arrest of businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov had impacted Russia's business climate and would increase capital flight.
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