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Dutch paradox - Voters head for far right amidst rising prosperity

VOLENDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - The Dutch fishing village of Volendam hardly seems like a hotbed of discontent: tidy, prosperous, little crime or unemployment. Yet a third of its voters are likely to back anti-immigrant nationalist Geert Wilders in the March 15 general election.

Ace high Kyrgios stuns Djokovic in Acapulco

(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios served like a demon to bounce Serbia's world number two and top seed Novak Djokovic out of the quarter-finals of the Acapulco International with a 7-6(9) 7-5 victory on Thursday.

Trump aides' bid to plug leaks fuels government paranoia - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said.

Live animals sold as keychains in China

XIAMEN: Live animal keychains are still on sale on the streets of China despite several petitions to make it illegal.

Why drivers use their phones: A cognitive expert weighs in

Eyes off the road, head down texting, vehicle swerving – no one wants to be that driver. Research has shown that taking eyes off the road for a few seconds or multitasking are as dangerous as driving drunk.

Bedene loses appeal to have Britain Davis Cup ban lifted

LONDON (Reuters) - Slovenian-born tennis player Aljaz Bedene has failed in his latest attempt to overturn his ban from playing for adopted nation Britain in the Davis Cup.

Chong Wei nails top athlete award ahead of All-England

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei has received a timely boost ahead of his 13th All-England campaign in Birmingham from March 7-12.

Security still clouds global tourism outlook-U.N. tourism body head

ATHENS (Reuters) - The United States stands to lose millions in tourism revenues by travellers who will shun the country because of its ban on the nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries, the head of a United Nations tourism body said on Thursday.

Cambodian opposition chooses new leader ahead of elections

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's main opposition party chose acting leader Kem Sokha as its new president on Thursday after exiled leader Sam Rainsy resigned unexpectedly in the face of a possible ban ahead of elections.

Turkey's Hurriyet appoints new editor-in-chief

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper has named a new editor-in-chief, it said late on Wednesday, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by President Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government and the army.