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Global music sales grow robustly for second year

Music sales rose 5.9 percent in 2016 to mark the second straight year of solid growth on the back of a rapid expansion in streaming, the global industry body said Tuesday.

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at women’s summit

Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US “First Daughter” at a Berlin women’s summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, was quickly forced to defend her father’s attitude toward women.

20 dead after boat capsizes in Senegal: firefighters

At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday.

Russian hackers ‘targeted Macron campaign’

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group Tuesday.

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network’s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.