Asia-Pacific

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Controversial politician Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' president in a small ceremony at the presidential palace.
North Korea's parliament awarded Kim Jong Un a new post on Wednesday, adding to a long list of titles for the young leader.
NZ First leader Winston Peters says Prime Minister John Key should keep his nose out of the Australian election.
An Australian woman faces the death penalty after being convicted of heroin smuggling in Vietnam.
In a country where fewer than a million of the 250 million-strong population pay tax, the government has passed a bill hoping to claw back billions.
There will be no fancy 'vin d'honneur' at Rodrigo Duterte's inauguration as president of the Philippines on Thursday, just simple fare at a low-key event.
Fires lit in Indonesia last year that blanketed Southeast Asia in toxic smog produced more carbon dioxide than did all 28 EU countries in the same period.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Monuments around the world have lit up in solidarity with Istanbul in the wake of the airport attack.
Four paramilitary officials have been shot and killed by gunmen in Pakistan's western city of Quetta.
A Tunisian man who had travelled to Turkey to get his son away from Islamic State recruiters is reportedly one of the victims of Istanbul's bombings.

IS suspected in Istanbul attack

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on Istanbul's main airport, though Ankara has blamed the terrorist group Islamic State.
UN-backed peace talks concerning the war in Yemen will reconvene in Kuwait next month.
Eyewitnesses have spoken of the chaos and carnage at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, after three suicide bombers sprayed travellers and staff...
Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey's...
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Monuments around the world have lit up in solidarity with Istanbul in the wake of the airport attack.
Homo floresiensis, a small-statured human species nicknamed hobbits were probably wiped out by our early human ancestors.
A finding that brain tumours rely on fats, not sugars, for growth has exciting implications for patients in the future, say researchers.
A Muslim father was fined in Switzerland on Wednesday for refusing to allow his daughters to take swimming lessons at school, in the latest case exposing the...
Finance News Update, what you need to know
The election of Donald Trump as US president would complicate its relationship with France, says leader Francois Hollande.
Britain got its first taste Wednesday of a future outside the EU as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU...

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Data from one of the black boxes of a crashed EgyptAir plane showed smoke alarms had sounded on board, while soot was found on the wreckage, an Egyptian-led...

Eleven killed in Congo fighting

Ten militia members and one civilian have been killed in clashes in Congo's east.
Tunisia held a minute's silence Sunday marking one year since a seaside attack claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 38 tourists including 30 Britons in...
Among the 15 killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a Mogadishu hotel is a Somali Cabient minister.
At least 35 people have been killed after a car-bomb attack on a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu by Islamist militants.
The High Court in Pretoria has knocked back an appeal by South African President Jacob Zuma against corruption charges dating back to the 1990s.
Medical charity MSF says more than 1200 people have died from starvation and illness at an aid camp in an area once controlled by Boko Haram.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Texas school teacher Mark Stutheit went by the username OLDMANYG when Queensland police began communicating with him on the internet.
Athletic wear will replace swimmers for participants in the Miss Teen USA pageant to reflect 'an important cultural shift'.
Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defense of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious...
A family meeting ended in the deaths of two young women at the hands of a mother who wanted her husband to suffer over their deaths, police say.
Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November.
Kelloggs is offering New Yorkers an eat-in or takeaway cereal experience in its first cafe in the Big Apple's Times Square.

Smartphones boost media use in US

Media use in the US has risen an hour each day over the last year to more than 10 hours, most of that time spent on smartphones, a Nielsen study shows.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

A small plane has landed in Chile, returning two sick US workers from Antarctica.
Brazil President Michel Temer says the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympic Games could be awkward if both he and Dilma Rousseff attend.
The Colombian government and the FARC rebel force signed a ceasefire and disarmament agreement Thursday, one of the last steps toward ending a half-century...
Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla group reached agreement Wednesday on a definitive ceasefire in Latin America's longest civil war, they said in a...
Animal rights group are in uproar after a jaguar was shot dead during an Olympic torch ceremony.
Brazil's finance minister says the government has extended an emergency loan to Rio de Janeiro before the Olympics.
A gunman entered the Venezuelan central bank's headquarters, opening fire while reportedly shouting "Where are the board members?" before he was shot dead.