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ISIS loses more than 20 villages in Syria

Syrian regime forces and Kurdish militia fought separate battles with ISIS militants in a strategic area near the Iraqi and Turkish borders, a monitoring group said.

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back

One of the men convicted for raping and killing a woman in a shocking and brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

Mobily a warning as Saudi market opens

Saudi Arabia’s second-biggest phone operator is bearing the brunt of a cleanup by the market regulator before the bourse is opened to foreigners for the first time.

Nasdaq hits 15-year high at 5,000 points

U.S. stock prices rose Monday, with the Nasdaq composite touching the 5,000-point mark for the first time in 15 years, while the dollar hit an 11-year high on expectations the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates later this year.

Denying Israel atrocities

John Kerry offered the usual type of spirited defense of Israeli behavior Monday, when he addressed the U.N.’s Human Rights Council.

Denying Israel atrocities

John Kerry offered the usual type of spirited defense of Israeli behavior Monday, when he addressed the U.N.’s Human Rights Council.

Nothing guarantees liberty like the rule of law

In one of his last essays, the late, great historian Tony Judt asked what we should have learned from the last century, a period in which so many soldiers and civilians died in conflict.

Keita salvages point but Juve tighten grip

Seydou Keita salvaged a share of the points for 10-man Roma in a 1-1 draw with Juventus that saw the champions retain their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A Monday.

Keita salvages point but Juve tighten grip

Seydou Keita salvaged a share of the points for 10-man Roma in a 1-1 draw with Juventus that saw the champions retain their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A Monday.

Rockets trump Cavs 105-103 in OT

James Harden scored 33 points and LeBron James missed a pair of free-throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Houston Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday.

Watson critics crank up heat after false start

Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting lineup in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone.

Nimble 2-Series injects fun back in BMW

If I’ve learned anything since we first introduced The Daily Star’s automotive fixtures several months ago, it’s that test-driving new cars would be impossible without the support of many people.

Nora Aytch style: ‘Shut the Front Dior’

While many fashion lovers hope to one day transform their love of clothes into a full-time profession, the industry is highly competitive and notoriously difficult to break into.

Dominica adventure, Barbados relaxation

“Are you sure this is the right way?” I asked, my leg flailing to find another crevice in the tree knots below me. Luca, my husband, responded with a grunt – not very reassuring.

Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in sharp Focus

If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what’s going on – when of course you haven’t a clue – that’s also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn’t it?