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Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian police during an anti-India demonstration in Narbal in the outskirts of Srinagar on Apr 18, 2015, after police killed a teenage student. (AFP/Rouf BHAT)

Protesters burn Indian flag in Pakistani Kashmir

Hundreds of people in Pakistani Kashmir burnt India's flag and an effigy of its prime minister Sunday (Apr 19) in protest at a crackdown on separatists in the Indian sector of the divided region.

Another crunch week in Greek bailout saga

The threat posed by Greece beyond its borders may have diminished but efforts to agree an economic reform program to free up bailout funds and avert default will capture world attention this week.

Finns vote, likely to pick opposition to revive economy

Voters are tipped to oust Finland's pro-European and pro-NATO prime minister in Sunday's election and put in power an opposition coalition that may include Eurosceptic nationalists, hoping it will revive the sagging economy.

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a 'myth'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the concept of Iranian nuclear weapons was a fabrication and the United States was the real source of threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.


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Smoking ban likely in more locations

Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu said the Government is mulling over its "next steps" even as it eventually moves toward a smoke-free Singapore. 







Michael Phelps competes at the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Aquatic Center on Apr 18, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo: Chris Coduto/Getty Images/AFP)

Swimming: Phelps caps comeback meet with storming 100m freestyle win

18-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps won his 100m freestyle race at the Mesa Pro Series meet in Phoenix on Saturday. 

Merritt leads by three, Spieth in the hunt

Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.



This photo obtained March 26, 2015 courtesy of Heritage Auctions, shows a period costume dress worn by Vivian Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone With the Wind", up for auction on April 18-19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (AFP/HANDOUT/HERITAGE AUCTIONS)

Scarlett O'Hara dress fetches US$137,000 at auction

A gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" sold for US$137,000 at an auction in California on Saturday.







Paul McCartney (Front) and Ringo Starr perform during the taping of "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles", which commemorates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in Los Angeles January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday - the last of the four bandmates to earn the honor in a ceremony in Cleveland celebrating some of the biggest stars of rock music.