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Golden Globe winner actress Moss says optimistic on role of women in cinema

CANNES–U.S. awarded actress Elisabeth Moss said she was optimistic on the role of women in cinema nowadays in an interview with Xinhua in Cannes, France. Present at the Cannes Film Festival with the TV series “Top of the Lake-China Girl” by Jane Campion and with the Sunday’s awarded Golden Palm winner film “The Square” by …

Indonesia seeks to repatriate citizens from conflict area in Philippines

JAKARTA— The government of Indonesia has attempted to evacuate 11 of its nationals who have fled from the Philippines’ city of Marawi, where fighting between IS militants and the Philippine army is taking place. National Police Spokesman Inspector General Setyo Wasisto said on Monday that the 11 people entered the Philippines legally to conduct sermon, …

US military says N. Korea launched short-range ballistic missile

WASHINGTON— The US Pacific Command said Sunday it has found that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea had launched a short-range ballistic missile. In a statement, the command said it had detected the launch at 10:40 a.m. Hawaii time on Sunday (2040 GMT) and tracked the missile for six minutes until …

Brazil “won’t stop” despite political crisis: president

RIO DE JANEIRO— Beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer vowed in an article published Sunday to continue governing despite eroding support for his administration. “As I have said, Brazil has not stopped and won’t stop, despite the political crisis through which, I acknowledge, we are passing,” Temer said in the article, headlined “Development is the path” …

Climate change may harm your sleep: study

WASHINGTON— Climbing nighttime temperatures, driven by climate change, may harm human sleep, a new study revealed, with the poor and elderly most affected. “What our study shows is not only that ambient temperature can play a role in disrupting sleep but also that climate change might make the situation worse by driving up rates of …

Merkel’s party stays strong in poll

BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political union stays strong against its major rivals months ahead of the federal election, according to a latest poll released on Sunday. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany, led by Merkel, got 38 percent of the voter support while the Social Democratic Party (SPD), headed by ex-President of the …

Roadside blast kills 5 security officers in Kenya’s border town

MANDERA— At least five security officers were killed and an unknown number of others injured on Wednesday after a vehicle they were traveling in was hit by an explosive device in Mandera County near the Somalia border. Mandera East Deputy County commissioner Lawrence Omondi said the deceased were part of Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba’s security …

ASEAN, partners to enhance cooperation in combating transnational crime

VIENTIANE— Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and dialogue partners on Wednesday committed to enhance their cooperation efforts in combating transnational crimes in a bid to maintain security at and across borders in the region. The 17th Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) and its related meetings kicked off Wednesday in …

Bombs explode in Indonesia’s capital, 3 killed

JAKARTA— Three people were reported to be killed and some injured as bombs exploded in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Wednesday evening, a local TV reported. Three policemen were among the injured, Metro TV said. An eye witness said the bomb exploded twice near a bus stop in Kampung Melayu at about 9:00 p.m. local …

Exercise, healthy diet found lowering risk of colon cancer recurrence

SAN FRANCISCO— A team led by University of California, San Francisco, researchers have found that colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death. Published on May 17, ahead of the 2017 …

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