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China tells Turkey to support its fight against Uighur militants

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism from Turkey about rights in a part of China heavily populated by a Turkic, mostly Muslim people.

Factbox - Australia's election: key themes and contests

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or whether the centre-left Labor party will return to office after six years in opposition.

Anime drives streaming in Japan

The war for market share in Japan’s streaming market is being waged on the anime battlefield.

Netflix and other key players could be turning the future of Japan’s famously inflexible film industry into a matter of getting on board the streaming train or risk being left in the digital dust. — TNS

Top U.S. lawmakers press Pompeo for answers on Iran arms control report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairmen of three congressional committees on national security on Thursday pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to explain whether a Trump administration arms control report was politicised and slanted assessments about Iran.

Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticising a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme, saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court.

Qatar alive and kicking after launch of second stadium for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is more than three years away but the excitement is already palpable after the country launched its second stadium – Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha – for the premier football tournament in 2022.

Spanking new: A view of the Al-Wakrah Stadium. — AFP

A duel between dual anniversaries

If we learn the right lessons from history, perhaps we can demonstrate that strong institutions are essential to achieve the desired economic growth and prosperity.

Rural Sports promotes healthy culture at grass-roots level

THE Selangor edition of Rural Sports (Sukan Luar Bandar) was held in Paya Jaras, Selangor, as part of the state government’s efforts to create a sporting culture and build a more healthy and energetic society.

Mohd Khairuddin (centre, in red shirt) taking part in the aerobics session at the event.

With FAA humbled by Boeing crashes, China gets closer to Europe

BEIJING: Chinese and European aviation regulators are nearing a landmark deal that could make it easier for planes to be certified and sold in each other’s markets, according to people familiar with the matter.