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UNESCO appeals to ICC over Iraq heritage destruction

Paris, Feb 27, 2015 (AFP) - UNESCO chief Irina Bokova called Friday on the International Criminal Court to look into the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Iraq that has caused outrage globally.

Arab forum: Too few female entrepreneurs

The percentage of women in startup companies in Lebanon is very low despite several initiatives to encourage females launch their own businesses, experts said Thursday.

Arab forum: Too few female entrepreneurs

The percentage of women in startup companies in Lebanon is very low despite several initiatives to encourage females launch their own businesses, experts said Thursday.

Germany backs Greek deal despite worries

German lawmakers signaled that they would approve an extension of Greece’s bailout with an overwhelming majority in parliament Friday although many would do so reluctantly amid fears Athens will not deliver on its reform promises.

Hate is hate, not politics

An arson attack on a Christian seminary in Jerusalem Thursday, and a similar attack on a mosque the day before are hate crimes, committed by extremist individuals, and are representative of the systemic racism directed at Palestinians by the Israeli government and its policies.

Hate is hate, not politics

An arson attack on a Christian seminary in Jerusalem Thursday, and a similar attack on a mosque the day before are hate crimes, committed by extremist individuals, and are representative of the systemic racism directed at Palestinians by the Israeli government and its policies.

McLaren sure Alonso will be fit for first race

McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis has insisted that Fernando Alonso should be ready to race at the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia despite spending three nights in hospital following a crash in testing last week.

Murray suffers shock defeat to lucky loser

Andy Murray, the former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion who has this week risen to world No. 3, suffered one of the most remarkable defeats of his career when he was outplayed 6-1, 6-3 by Borna Coric, an 18-year-old Croatian who only gained entry to the main draw of the Dubai Open as a lucky loser.

Warriors’ Curry returns to win at Washington

Golden State’s Stephen Curry returned from an injury absence to top score with 32 points and lead the Warriors to a 114-107 win at Washington Tuesday, extending their overall NBA lead.

Dancing, gunfire as Afghans enjoy cricket win

Hundreds of jubilant Afghan cricket fans flooded onto the streets of major cities Thursday, dancing, waving flags and firing AK-47s in celebration at their team’s historic World Cup win over Scotland.

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.

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.

Istanbul intellectual seeks refuge in "Winter Sleep"

A middle-aged hotelier puts on a jovial face for his young guest, who’s arrived at this Central Anatolian village on a motocross bike. Aydin, the hotelier, asks the younger man what he does for a living.

Istanbul intellectual seeks refuge in "Winter Sleep"

A middle-aged hotelier puts on a jovial face for his young guest, who’s arrived at this Central Anatolian village on a motocross bike. Aydin, the hotelier, asks the younger man what he does for a living.

Madonna’s tumble overshadows Brit Awards

Madonna’s on-stage fall at the Brit Awards unleashed a wave of Internet jokes about the star’s cape malfunction Thursday, overshadowing wins for British singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.