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US snooped on Muslim-American leaders: Report

Washington - 

The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Both sides claim victory in tight Indonesia election race

 Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo (L) and former president Megawati Sukarnoputri (R) attend a press conference in Jakarta. (AFP)
Jarakata - 

Both sides claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, as unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading over ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

Sri Lankan migrant mistreatment claims 'offensive': Australia

Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison (C) speaks to the media in Colombo. (AFP)
Colombo - 

Australia's immigration minister reacted angrily Wednesday to claims by Sri Lankan migrants that they were abused and mistreated by Australian officials while being forced home in a controversial mid-sea operation.

World Cup scam: Tickets bought by India's largest private company found in black market

FIFA flag at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. (AFP)
Mumbai - 

India's largest private company Reliance Industries said on Tuesday that it was investigating how costly World Cup tickets it had bought ended up on the Brazilian black market.

Top hospitality official released

Raymond whelan arrives at a police station in rio de janeiro (AFP)
Rio de Janeiro - 

The director from the FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages has been released from police custody a day after being arrested in connection with an investigation into a network that illegally sold match tickets.

Ukraine's new Defence minister Valeriy Geletey. (AFP)

Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm

Slavyansk - 

Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they lay down their arms.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (L) talk during a meeting in New Delhi. (AFP)

Hague pushes Eurofighter on India visit

New Delhi - 

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he had raised a $12-billion fighter jet deal being negotiated by French company Dassault with India's government during talks with his counterpart in New Delhi, suggesting London has not given up all hope on the giant contract.

Smartphones, electronics to get closer airport checks: US

Washington - 

Air travelers with smartphones or other electronic devices must be able to turn them on to take them aboard under new security measures, US authorities said Sunday.