Asia-Pacific

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A tsunami alert has been wound back for a powerful but deep earthquake that struck off Papua New Guinea.

12 feared dead after China landslide

Twelve people are feared dead inside a hotel overrun by a landslide in central China.
Rescuers battled on Sunday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 32 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters...
Women in India have taken to the streets to protest feeling unsafe walking along the streets of the country's major cities.
A bomb blast at a crowded fruit and vegetable market in a northwest Pakistan tribal region has left at least 21 people dead.
Ex-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for causing public concern after his family members were named in a bribery case in the United States.
Taiwan desires a "new era" of peace with China and military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says in a letter to the Pope.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Accusations are flying around even before peace talks on the Syrian conflict begin, with the rebels saying the government and Iran are trying to sabotage them.
A car bomb blast killed at least 11 people at a camp for displaced Syrians by the border with Jordan on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor...
A mass grave has been found in Iraq with the bodies of 89 people inside, apparently Iraqi soldiers killed by Islamic State.
The damage from the collapsed building in Iran which has so far killed three people is estimated at $500 million.
Parts of a second century Roman amphitheatre in Syria's historic town of Palmyra have been destroyed by Islamic State militants.
In addition to 20 dead firefighters, 25 people are still missing after one of Tehran's oldest skyscrapers was engulfed in flames and collapsed.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the car bomb that killed five Turkish soldiers in Syria.
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Europe

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Theresa May says she'll be meeting Donald Trump as a female PM and "whenever there is something that I find unacceptable I won't be afraid to say that".
At least 16 people died when a coach bringing Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed and burst into flames on a northern Italian motorway overnight,...
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday told a European gathering of rightwing populists in Germany that a string of high-stakes elections in 2017...

BBC hacked for Trump 'shot' tweet

A BBC regional news outlet briefly provoked alarm by appearing to break a world exclusive about a gun attack on Donald Trump.
Italian authorities will investigate how a bus carrying Hungarian students burst into flames, killing 16 on board.

Sixteen killed in Italy bus crash

A bus carrying students from Hungary has crashed and burst into flames in northern Italy, leaving 16 people dead and about 40 injured.
There's hope in Russia that the Trump administration will improve ties between Washington and Moscow.

Africa

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Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's leader for 22 years, flew out of the country late on Saturday after declaring he would step down and hand power to newly elected President...
As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local...

Gambia's Jammeh steps down as leader

Gambia's leader had little choice but to step down after some 7000 soldiers from Nigeria and Senegal entered Gambia backed by tanks and warplanes.
Political turmoil in Gambia has driven about 45,000 people, mainly children, to flee into Senegal, according to the UN.
Newly arrived refugees are being paired with older and more experienced migrant volunteers to help them adjust to life in Australian in a new project that on...
A delegation of West African leaders - including the presidents of Liberia, Mauritania and Guinea - are due to arrive in The Gambia on Friday as part of a...

US drop bombs on IS camps in Libya

US bombers have launched a raid on Islamic State targets in Libya.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

President Donald Trump's press has accused the media of dishonestly reporting that there were empty spaces at his inauguration.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump are scheduled on January 31.
Women have taken to the streets in large numbers across the US in an unprecedented march against new US President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump Saturday accused the media of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration by focusing on empty spots on Washington's National Mall,...
US President Donald Trump has told CIA officials: "I am so behind you".
On the first full day as US president, Donald Trump will head to CIA headquarters on Saturday, signaling an effort to mend fences after he slammed spy agencies...
More than two million people have rallied at women's marches in the US and cities around the world to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first...

South America

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Brazil's government is enlisting the help of the armed forces in resolving a serious crisis in the nation's prisons.

Study to unlock mysteries of sun

A group of scientists in Chile are pointing radio telescopes towards the sun in a bid to unlock its mysteries.
A shooting erupted during an electronic music festival at a Mexican beach resort early Monday, leaving five people dead, including one in a stampede as revelers...
Twenty-seven inmates have died in a riot in a Brazilian jail sparked by a war between rival drug factions.
Dracula is getting some competition from the Dyphilla ecaudata bat in northeastern Brazil.
The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil is thought to have killed more than 30 people, including some who...

19 dead in Ecuador bus crash

School children are among the dead after two buses collided near Ecuador's Pacific coast.