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Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie says she plans to give up acting after a "few more" films and switch her focus to directing.   Jolie walked the red carpet in Sydney with husband Brad Pitt this week at the premiere of her new movie,...
aThe Israeli government is to seek powers to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives participate in unrest, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. His comments at the weekly cabinet meeting came as...
She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie' doll is ready to go on sale in the United States.   The brainchild of 26-year-old graphic designer Nickolay Lamm, the...
Jewish extremists and settlers are suspected to be responsible for firebombing a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, its mayor told AFP. "At 4:00am (0200 GMT), settlers came and threw molotov cocktails at a...
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near...
International rights and labour groups called Sunday for urgent action to protect migrant workers from abuse in Gulf countries. Ahead of a meeting this week of Gulf and Asian labour ministers, 90 groups issued a statement saying millions of Asian...
A sliver of Aleppo's once famous nightlife has returned to the war-torn Syrian city, with cafes and singers catering to residents of regime-held districts, and even some heavily bombed rebel areas. In the chic Mogambo neighbourhood in the...
Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece's biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the Greek culture ministry said Saturday. "After cleaning the columns, images of people, objects and...
One of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports on a propaganda video this week grew up in a small French village in southern France, the mayor said Saturday. The 26-year-old, who goes by the name of Abou Ossama Al-...
Tunisians vote Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy. Among the 27 candidates, the hot favourite is former premier Beji...