Asia-Pacific

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They've been calling it "Jacindamania" - Labour's youngest-ever leader lifting the party's lacklustre numbers since she took the reins in August
Amid claims Mount Everest became shorter after an earthquake two years ago, Nepal is going to measure the world's highest peak to find out.
A Japanese court ruled the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages.
After seesawing in the polls, PM Bill English and Labour's Jacinda Ardern face NZ voters but it will take weeks to know the make-up of the new government.
South Korean media report that North Korea's foreign minister has said the country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.
Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed the creation of UN-supervised "safe zones" inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military...
There have been more ups and downs during New Zealand's election campaign than anyone could have reasonably predicted and the outcome is anyone's guess.
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Middle-East

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Hamas' words of reconciliation with its rival Palestinian faction Fatah won't translate into action, claims a Palestine Liberation Organization member.
A child has died when a booby-trapped motorbike exploded in north-eastern Syrian.
SBS World News Radio: Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, says the Kurdistan Regional Government is playing a dangerous political game by holding an...
Several hundred ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army...
Hamas says it's dissolved a contentious administrative committee that runs Gaza, invited Abbas' government to return to Gaza and is ready to hold new elections.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces accuse Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in eastern Syria.
The US military says Russia knew of the presence of coalition forces in an area hit by an airstrike which wounded six fighters.
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Europe

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Uber will appeal a decision by London's transport regulator to strip it of its licence to operate in the British capital.
A new British study has shed some light on the sort of innovations we want to see in the future.
Fears in Germany that voter apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday’s election have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main...
Spain's Constitutional Court said Thursday it had decided to fine 24 Catalan officials involved in plans for an outlawed independence referendum up to 12,000...
The EU agreed Thursday on new sanctions against North Korea, diplomatic sources told AFP, as the international community steps up efforts to punish the pariah...
The "very dangerous bomb" that injured 30 on a London train could have caused even more damage, the Metropolitan Police chief says.
Unrest is growing in France with many across the country marching in protest of President Emmanuel Macron's new labour laws.

Africa

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Suicide bombers have killed at least 15 people in north-east Nigeria in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians just weeks after three...
At least 36 refugees are killed after clashes with Congolese forces who seemingly fired indiscriminately at protesters.
Five people have been killed by the pneumonic plague in Madagascar, a country where the more common bubonic form of the disease remains endemic.
The Somali military has regained control of a border town after al-Shabaab militants stormed an army base, leaving at least 10 soldiers dead.
The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says hundreds of thousands of migrants are suffering at the hands of authorities in Libyan detention...
Desmond Tutu has told Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi if the price of her leadership is her silence on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims then the price is too high.
The World Health Organisation says Yemen's cholera outbreak is caused by the country's civil war.

North America

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US president Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to defend his administration against allegations of Russian interference in the election as the Kremlin distanced itself...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un "will be tested like never before," US President Donald Trump has tweeted as the leaders continue to trade insults.
Declaring that Canada is 'no land of wonders,' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures...
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he is going to make political advertising on the social networking site more transparent.
The death toll from the Mexico earthquake has risen to 273.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday Russia-linked ads on the huge social network aimed at inflaming tensions around last year's US presidential...
Julie Bishop has raised the prospect of Australia joining the US in beefing up its sanctions on North Korea in response to its nuclear and missile program.

South America

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Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than 'cute pets' as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this...
A ballet dancer in Peru who hid the Shining Path rebel leader in her apartment has been freed after spending 25 years in jail.
Brazilian authorities are investigating reports about 10 members of an uncontacted Amazon tribe were killed in a massacre after gold miners were heard 'boasting'...
The massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 90 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two...
Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia’s narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the 'drug assassins' who cut...
Pope Francis on Saturday travels to Medellin, once notorious as the stomping grounds of drug lord Pablo Escobar, to find a city transformed since his predecessor...
Officials warn the toll from Mexico's largest earthquake in a century is set to rise further after 61 people were confirmed dead.