Poll among EU Muslims shows trust in democracy, sense of belonging

Poll among EU Muslims shows trust in democracy, sense of belonging

Europe's Muslims have greater trust in democratic institutions than the overall public, even though many of them feel discriminated against because of their religion, according to an EU poll of 10,500 Muslims.
S&P lowers China's credit rating, citing rising financial risks

S&P lowers China's credit rating, citing rising financial risks

Standard and Poor's has lowered China's sovereign credit rating due to risks associated with its increasing debt, but said its long-term outlook for the country remained "stable."
Seoul denies report of agreement with US on nuclear submarines

Seoul denies report of agreement with US on nuclear submarines

Unlike South Korea's conventional diesel-powered submarines, which have to emerge out of the water for oxygen every three to four days, nuclear-powered submarines can engage in underwater missions for up to a year, unless they surface for their sailors or supplies.
Desperate dig for survivors in Mexico after devastating earthquake

Desperate dig for survivors in Mexico after devastating earthquake

Mexico's disaster services enlisted firefighters, soldiers, police and volunteers to dig Wednesday for people trapped in collapsed buildings after a violent earthquake shook the country, killing more than 220 people.
Spain arrests 12 separatists ahead of controversial Catalonia vote

Spain arrests 12 separatists ahead of controversial Catalonia vote

Spanish police arrested 12 politicians and officials in Barcelona days ahead of a controversial independence referendum in Catalonia that the federal government has said is illegal.
Madrid beaten at home as long run of scoring comes to an end

Madrid beaten at home as long run of scoring comes to an end

Real Madrid are beaten 1-0 by Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu to leave them seven points behind Barcelona.
Kenya's Supreme Court explains why it nullified presidential polls

Kenya's Supreme Court explains why it nullified presidential polls

Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full statement on why it nullified the result of the August 8 presidential elections, as pro-government and opposition protesters gathered outside.
ISIS, Al-Qaeda drawn to crisis in Rakhine state

ISIS, Al-Qaeda drawn to crisis in Rakhine state

Counter-terrorism experts say the crisis has attracted the attention of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as well as Muslim militants and hardliners in Indonesia and Malaysia.
China: US Treasury holdings up again

China: US Treasury holdings up again

China's holding of US Treasuries climbed to a 11-month high of US$1.17 trillion in July, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth, along with the expansion of the foreign exchange reserve and a strengthened renminbi.
At UN, Guterres urges global unity while Trump favours sovereignty

At UN, Guterres urges global unity while Trump favours sovereignty

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appealed for unity to mend a broken world in his first General Assembly speech on Tuesday, but not all world leaders had the same vision for international diplomacy
UPDATE: death toll jumps to 216 in Mexican earthquake

UPDATE: death toll jumps to 216 in Mexican earthquake

Rescuers were battling to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 216 and causing a number of multi-storey buildings in the capital to collapse.
What did we learn from Trump's UN address?

What did we learn from Trump's UN address?

Throughout his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly and sharp rebukes of traditional US foes Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba, US President Donald Trump attempted to explain the worldview that drives his diplomacy.
Messi scores four as Barcelona march on at top of La Liga

Messi scores four as Barcelona march on at top of La Liga

Barcelona maintain their 100 per cent record at the top of La Liga thrashing Eibar 6-1 with Leo Messi scoring four goals.
Trump: Costly United Nations not delivering results

Trump: Costly United Nations not delivering results

The United Nations is not delivering good enough results despite the extra money that has been put into it in recent years, US President Donald Trump says in his first address at the UN General Assembly.
Rohingya exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders: Amnesty International

Rohingya exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders: Amnesty International

World leaders gathering in New York for this year's UN General Assembly are expected to discuss the spiralling situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
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