Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

Chinese state radio says the government is assessing a new strain of bird flu after testing samples taken from two infected humans.
A UN-backed court has dismissed a case against a former Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity, highlighting the difficulties of bringing lower...

Taiwan battles bird flu outbreaks

Taiwan is stepping up efforts to battle bird flu outbreaks through various measures.
Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's top policeman said Wednesday.
The sounds of construction continued even as Christchurch paused to remember the 185 people killed in the 2011 earthquake and the rescue workers who helped the...
A children's sex education book has ruffled feathers in Indonesia for raising the topic of masturbation.
Lawyers for Australian woman Sara Connor have described calls by Bali prosecutors to have her jailed for eight years as "extraordinary".
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

The United States should not underestimate the defensive capabilities of Iran, a Revolutionary Guards commander has said after three days of war games.
Seven million Yemenis are closer than ever to starvation, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country warned Tuesday, almost two years since a conflict...
A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on Tuesday, in a show of leniency...
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for the "complete liberation" of Palestine from the "tumour" of Israel, renewing his regime's refusal to...
Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France's far-right National Front party, has refused to wear a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti.
A video has emerged showing the miraculous rescue of a little girl who was pulled alive from the rubble of a home destroyed in Damascus.
Israel’s Prime Minister has faced the political highs and lows yet remains on top.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Britain has appointed experienced counter-terrorism officer Cressida Dick, best known for heading an operation which led to the killing of an innocent Brazilian, as...
Turkey on Wednesday said it was lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces.
France's Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist Wednesday, hailing it as a turning point in his presidential campaign as an aide to his far-right rival...
Security sources have said the suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq this week had received compensation for his time in Guantanamo Bay.
UN mediator Staffan de Mistura expects no breakthrough at Syria peace talks but says they'll focus on a political solution.
Several Swiss homes have been raided as part of an ongoing investigation into suspected Islamic State activity.
London will have its first-ever female police chief, with Cressida Dick appointed to the top role.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

South Africa's bid to exit the International Criminal Court has hit a hurdle with a court ruling that the government must seek legislative approval first.
The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said...
Poachers are killing elephants for their ivory at an alarming rate in the central African nation of Gabon, leading to a loss of 80 percent of the population in...
South Sudan on Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called...
At least 39 people have been killed in a car bomb blast at a market in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Robert Mugabe, ahead of his 93rd birthday, says the people of Zimbabwe and his own party see him as the only viable presidential candidate in the 2018 election.
US President Donald Trump and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, have spoken about improving trade ties.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media than possible connections between the Trump administration and Russia, a poll has found.
The areas with the most diverse mix of marine wildlife are also among the hardest hit by climate change, a study has found.
Ahead of a meeting between US and Mexican officials, Mexico's foreign minister says the country won't accept "unilateral" immigration proposals.
Americans must do more with less says US President Donald Trump as he gets ready to reveal his budget.
In a much-anticipated announcement NASA says it has found seven Earth-sized planets which may hold life.
Phrase featured on the newspaper's website was used by owner Jeff Bezos in an interview last year when asked why he had purchased the paper.
A woman who was granted a request to refuse force-feeding has died three months after the ruling was delivered.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Leftist Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso face an April run-off election after a close first round for Ecuador's presidency.
Colombia's FARC rebels should have all their weapons turned over by June after almost 7000 of them reached demobilisation zones across the country.
Ecuador's leftist candidate Lenin Moreno looks set to win a presidential election but may still face a run-off in April with former banker Guillermo Lasso.
Partial official results put ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno clearly ahead in Sunday's presidential election, although it was unclear whether he had enough...