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German court finds Syrian guilty over U.N. peacekeeper abduction

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Syrian man living in Germany was jailed for three and a half years on Wednesday for his part in the kidnapping of a U.N. peacekeeper near Damascus four years ago.

Froome grateful for bronze at end of brilliant season

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Chris Froome was comprehensively beaten in the individual time trial at the world championships on Wednesday, but the Briton was in grateful mood at the end of a demanding season during which he achieved a rare Tour de France/Vuelta double.

Cycling - Wais completes journey from war-torn Syria to world championships

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Three years after fleeing his home in war-torn Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Wais was living his dream on Wednesday as he competed in the individual time trial at the cycling world championships in Bergen, Norway.

Rescuers in desperate search for girl as Mexico quake toll hits 225

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school on Wednesday, a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 225 people across central Mexico.

Hock Seng Lee declares end to court case involving family feud

KUALA LUMPUR: The family feud revolving around the transfer of shares in Hock Seng Lee Bhd’s (HSL) holding company has reached a conclusion, at least in court.

Datuk Paul Yu Chee Hoe was one of the defendants in the suit.

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Brotherhood-linked academics

RIYADH (Reuters) - A large Saudi public university announced it would dismiss employees suspected of ties to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, adding to concerns that the government is clamping down on its critics in academia and beyond.

Austria checking indications nine foreigners abducted in Libya in 2015 are dead

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria said on Wednesday it had some evidence that nine foreign oilfield workers abducted by Islamist militants in Libya in 2015 were killed the same year, though it was still trying to verify the information.

Gender diversity link to business success amid low female leadership in Asia

PETALING JAYA: Men still hold at least 80% of the top jobs in Asia as well as the bulk of line manager roles, according to research carried out by recruiting experts Hays

Hays Malaysia regional director Tom Osborne

Seoul City civil servant jumps to death possibly due to overwork

SEOUL: A civil servant in his 20s, who was working at the Seoul City government, jumped to his death in his residential district in Dobong-gu, Seoul, Tuesday.

Dobong Police Station in Dobong-gu,northeastern Seoul.

From ghosting to breadcrumbing, the new glossary of love

Every generation has had its terms of endearment. Sugar, babe and honey have endured. Less palatable ones like 'necking' have faded out. But what about 'steady' and 'dumped'?

There are so many new ways to be let go, to be haunted or to otherwise have your relationship status change without your knowledge or consent, and today's glossary of love has a term for each one – breadcrumbing followed by ghosting, then zombie-ing. — Dreamstime/TNS