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November 6, 2017 2:05 PM At least five dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI - At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international waters, Libyan officials said. The Libyan coastguard 260

October 19, 2017 8:10 PM EU leaders agree stronger support for Italy over Libya migration

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders agreed to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya aimed at curbing immigration to Europe, their summit chairman Donald Tusk said after talks in Brussels on Thursday. "Leaders agreed to offer Prime Minister (Paolo) Gentiloni stronger support for Italy's work with the Libyan authorities. We have a real chance 15

October 16, 2017 2:58 AM Austria's Sebastian Kurz: Europe's youngest leader in waiting

VIENNA (AFP) - "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, Europe's youngest leader in waiting. His People's Party (OeVP), revamped by the 31-year-old as a more hardline "movement", was projected to have come first in Sunday's (Oct 15) election with some 31.5 per cent of the vote. "Many 16

October 15, 2017 8:55 PM Austria's Kurz: Europe's youngest leader in waiting

VIENNA: "Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, Europe's youngest leader in waiting. His People's Party (OeVP), revamped by the 31-year-old as a more hardline "movement", was projected to have come first in Sunday's election with some 31.5 percent of the vote. "Many people 17

October 15, 2017 4:07 PM Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ projected to triumph in election

VIENNA (AFP) - Austria’s political “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz, 31, looked on course on Sunday (Oct 15) to become Europe’s youngest leader, likely in coalition with the far-right, after his conservative party was projected to come first in elections. Projections put Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) on 30.2 per cent, followed by the far-right Freedom Party 18

October 15, 2017 3:32 PM Austrian conservative set to become Europe's youngest leader

Austria's conservative People's Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country's general election, projections suggest. The People's Party was set to win 30.2%, followed by the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) with 26.8% and the Social Democrats with 26.3%. Short of a majority, Mr Kurz's party could seek an alliance with the FPÖ, which 27

October 14, 2017 10:10 PM Austria election: 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz tipped as next leader

Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative party leader and current foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, is just 31 years old. According to opinion polls, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the Social Democrats are competing for second place. The FPÖ is thought to have its best chance in years of joining the next coalition 40

October 10, 2017 2:15 AM 5 overlooked stories that are worth your time

Rohingya Muslims flee from ongoing military operations in Myanmars Rakhine state, making their way through muddy water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to reach in Teknaff, Bangladesh. Photo by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images. It’s been just more than a week since a gunman opened fire at a country music festival along the Las Vegas 16

October 7, 2017 9:00 PM From hawkers to millionaires, they all queued up

How did the landmark 1957 citizenship law come about? What has changed in the 60 years since, and what were the consequences in terms of building a Singaporean identity? Insight takes a look. "You go through one door, come out another door, and you are a Singapore citizen." So read an eye-catching quote by then Chief Minister Lim Yew Hock in a Straits 20

October 6, 2017 7:28 PM UN fears further exodus of Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar

Some 515,0000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh during 6 weeks of violence The United Nations braced on Friday for a possible further exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh six weeks after the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency began. The UN has denounced the Myanmar military offensive as ethnic cleansing, but Myanmar 31