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8 women in showbiz who have aged remarkably well

Here are 8 women in show business who have aged gracefully under the spotlight and have played - and are still playing - tremendous roles.

PICS: Typhoon Hato claims three lives

At least three people were killed and two went missing in Macau, China, due to the heavy rain and gusting winds from Typhoon Hato.

Torso of journalist who vanished off submarine found in sea

Danish police say a headless torso found in Copenhagen waters belongs to missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished off a home-made submarine.

Police use pepper spray to disperse #PhoenixRally protesters

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, after being pelted with rocks.

Severe Typhoon Hato brings Hong Kong to a halt

More than 400 flights were cancelled, financial markets suspended and schools closed as category 10 storm Typhoon Hato slammed into Hong Kong.

Chinese, Russian firms hit with sanctions for 'helping North Korea'

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 16 mainly Chinese and Russian companies and people for assisting North Korea.

India to host world's biggest anti-child trafficking march

More than 10 million people across India are expected to participate in month-long march against the human trafficking and sexual abuse of children.

Barcelona plot suspects planned bigger attack, court hears

One of the suspects in the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives.

More than 170 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Raqqa - report

More than 170 civilians have been killed by US-led strikes on Islamic State in Raqqa city in the past week, a war monitor and other sources said.

PICS: Tourists flee after quake kills two on Italian island

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least two people and injuring dozens

New plastic dump in Pacific Ocean

Researchers are reporting a previously unknown 'rubbish dump' in the Southern Pacific ocean, which spans more than 2 million square kilometres

Taliban vow 'jihad' will go on after Trump's Afghanistan speech

A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban has condemned US President Donald Trump's announcement that he will keep American troops in Afghanistan.

Man hides 5.7 million 'Speed' tablets in sheep guts

A man has found himself in a legal mess after allegedly trying to smuggling 5.7 million amphetamine pills into Dubai hidden inside sheep intestines.

Indian court rules ancient Muslim divorce law 'unconstitutional'

India's Supreme Court has ruled that a Muslim law, where a man can divorce his wife by simply saying the work "talaq" three times, is unconstitutional

Trump vows 'fight to win' war on terror in #Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has opened the door to an increase in US troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region.

Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

PICS: Moon begins blotting out sun in historic US eclipse

Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon began blotting out the midday sun.

#BarcelonaAttack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police

A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday.

Parents die after family falls off cliff

A family hike in a New York gorge ended in tragedy when a mother and father fell to their death, and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured.

Suicide attack on Australia-Abu Dhabi flight foiled

Lebanon reportedly foiled a plot by a suicide bomber to blow up a plane bound for the UAE from Australia earlier this month.

Submarine owner says missing woman died in accident

A Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine has told a court she did die in an accident aboard the vessel.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi planes carrying hajj pilgrims

Qatar has denied allegations that it is blocking Saudi planes from transporting Qataris to the annual pilgrimage by denying them permission to land.

PICS: Ten still missing as USS McCain limps into Singapore

As the search continues for 10 missing sailors, the USS John S McCain guided missile destroyer docked at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage".

One dead as vehicle rams bus stops in Marseille

A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille, killing one person and injuring another.

10 sentenced to death for plot to kill Bangladesh PM

A Bangladesh court has sentenced to death 10 leaders and activists from a banned Islamist group for a plot in 2000 to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Identity of Barcelona attack driver confirmed

Spanish authorities have confirmed the identity of the driver of last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona, and said he is the last suspect at large.

UK lecturer introduces class to 'blood-tasting'

A lecturer specialising in vampires may have inspired 'blood-tasting' among his students after a psychology class, an employment tribunal heard.

New Zealand opposition in second sexism row

New Zealand's new opposition leader Jacinda Ardern is at the centre of another sexism row not even a month after taking the reins of the Labour Party.

British MPs to protest silencing of Big Ben

British MPs will gather outside Parliament at midday to protest the silencing of the iconic Big Ben bell for up to four years due to maintenance work.

That's too bad, says Trump after sailors go missing in collision

Ten US sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S McCain and a tanker east of Singapore.

Illinois town gears up to become heart of #Eclipse

Carbondale was revving up to become eclipse central, on the eve of the total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental US for the first time in 99 years.

PICS: 39 detained over Berlin neo-Nazi march

Police say 39 people were detained in connection with a far-right march marking the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi Rudolf Hess.

Syria's Assad will not cooperate with the West

Syria refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.

Malaysian sultan makes history at SEA Games

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the first sultan to compete in the Southeast Asian Games, made history by winning the equestrian endurance race.

One suspect still on the loose after Barcelona attacks

Catalonia police, working on the hypothesis of 12 suspects being involved in the Barcelona attacks, are searching for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub.

PICS: 40 000 march against hate speech in Boston

Around 40 000 people gathered in Boston to protest a "free speech" rally staged a week after a woman was killed at a white-supremacist demonstration.

7 critical after Siberia stabbing attack

A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him.

Four more Moroccan men arrested over Finland knife attacks

Finnish police have arrested four other Moroccan men over their possible links to the man suspected of killing two and wounding eight in knife attacks.

Two killed, eight injured in Finland stabbing rampage

A man with a knife killed two people and wounded eight others in a stabbing rampage in a market square in Turku, Finnish police said.

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president.

PICS: Bangkok hostel offers prison experience

The Sook Station hostel in the Udom Suk neighbourhood offers guests pin-striped pyjamas

Stabbing spree in Finland leaves two dead, several injured

Two people have died in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku, police told a news conference Friday.

PICS: Some of the #BarcelonaAttack victims

The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations.

Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville said that she won't talk to President Donald Trump.

Six-year Syrian war is almost over, says Assad advisor

An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels.

Philippines cops fired after framing, killing teen 'for no reason'

Three police officers in the Philippines were sacked amid allegations they framed a teenager during an anti-drug operation before shooting him dead.

Moroccan 'madman' arrested for #Barcelona terror attack

Driss Oukabir has been accused of renting a van and ploughing into one of Barcelona's busiest streets, killing at least 13 people.

#Barcelona - What we know so far

A van mowed down pedestrians on one of Barcelona's busiest streets, killing thirteen people, in what police said was "obviously a terrorist attack."

#Barcelona: 'People were going crazy, lots of people crying'

A British tourist in Barcelona said he saw the van drive down the avenue and then took refuge in a restaurant when panic broke out and the crowd started running.

Death toll in #Barcelona now at 13, police say

A regional government official in Spain says 13 people have been killed in the van attack at a historic shopping and tourist area of Barcelona.