Stories By 'Agence France-Presse'
Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul’s underground bacha bazi, or “boy play” parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy.
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Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said on Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin.
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Iraqi forces on Monday were searching neighbourhoods of west Mosul they retook weeks ago after a surprise jihadist attack on their rear that left several dead, officials said.
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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the increasing “convergence” of US-Indian interests and values, as he prepared for his first face-to-face meeting on Monday with President Donald Trump.
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
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New orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods fell for the second month in a row in May, recording the biggest drop in six months, the Commerce Department reported Monday.
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Australia’s under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is “too big to fail”, a study said on Monday.
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Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to the country’s banking system, the government announced Sunday.
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Japan’s crisis-hit car parts maker Takata filed for bankruptcy protection Monday and said its chief executive would quit after a deadly airbag crisis that triggered the auto industry’s biggest ever safety recall.
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Ajinkya Rahane’s third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.
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Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group ‘B’.
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Olympic Games silver medalist Yohan Blake copped his third sprint double at the Jamaican National Track and Field Championships on Sunday, winning the 200m in 19.97 seconds.
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AB de Villiers left South Africa’s tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August.
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Swiss food and drink giant Nestle has become the latest target for activist US hedge fund Third Point, which has taken a one percent stake in the company and demanded major changes, including offloading its large holding in L’Oreal.
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The EU’s powerful anti-trust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech giant, sources said.
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Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday when muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.
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“Fake news” has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria.
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