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Beheading attire and sexy suicide vests? Satire of ISIS wives stirs anger and praise

LONDON (Reuters) - The wives of Islamic State fighters ponder what to wear at a beheading and assess how sexy they look in suicide vests in a BBC satire which has sparked both anger and praise for tackling the fate of women who travel to Syria to join the militants.

World

Le Pen plan raises franc questions over France's euro debt pile

LONDON (Reuters) - Should France ditch the single currency under a president Le Pen, redenominating nearly 2 trillion euros of government bonds in "new francs" could be legally straightforward, but hundreds of billions of corporate debt would be left in limbo.

Football

Koeman targets quality to strengthen Everton squad

(Reuters) - Everton manager Ronald Koeman will focus on quality rather than quantity as he looks to improve his squad during the January transfer window.

World

China state tabloid scolds New York Times for investigative reports

BEIJING (Reuters) - An influential Chinese state-run tabloid has chided the New York Times over its reporting practices after Apple Inc removed the newspaper's app from its China app store at the request of the Chinese government.

TECH

China state tabloid scolds New York Times for investigative reports

An influential Chinese state-run tabloid has chided the New York Times over its reporting practices after Apple Inc removed the newspaper's app from its China app store at the request of the Chinese government.

World

Chatty and joking, elite North Korean defector becomes media star in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's newest celebrity took an unusual route to the nation's TV screens - years spent working his way up through the ranks of North Korea's diplomatic corps, followed by months secluded in the custody of the rival South's spy agency.

Football

Leicester's Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

ABUJA (Reuters) - Riyad Mahrez, who inspired Leicester City to an extraordinary Premier League title triumph last season, was named African Footballer of the Year on Thursday. Algeria's Mahrez, the creative linchpin of Leicester's stunning success, was chosen ahead of 2015 winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool's Sadio Mane in a poll of African national team coaches, technical directors and media experts.

TECH

Apple’s App Store generated US$20bil for developers in 2016

Apple Inc said on Jan 5 its App Store generated US$20bil (RM89.45bil) for developers in 2016, a 40% increase from 2015, helped by the popularity of games such as Pokémon Go and Super Mario Run and increased revenue from subscriptions.

Nation

Ex-RMC boys pay tribute to teachers

KUALA LUMPUR: After almost four years, Royal Military College (RMC) graduate Abdul Halim Abdul Rahim returned to his alma mater to pay tribute to his teachers.

Nation

272 scholarships up for grabs at fair

PETALING JAYA: The Star Education Fund is offering 272 scholarships worth RM13.3mil during the two-day Star Education Fair 2017 this weekend at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.