Asia-Pacific

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A Czech woman who spent nearly a month alone in a warden's hut on a remote New Zealand hiking track after her male partner was killed in a fall has spoken about her...
In the midst of a bloody government crackdown on drugs in the Phillipines, an Australian man has faced trial.
A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, according to state-run media reports.
A jet crash in southern Vietnam has resulted in the deaths of two people.
Leading Indian fertility doctors and surrogate mothers Thursday criticised a move to ban commercial surrogacy, saying it will severely limit options for childless...
Czech tourist Pavlina Pizova has described an ordeal that saw her watch her partner die in the New Zealand wilderness.
After three days interrogation and a week in detention, Australian mother Sara Sara Connor is expected to undergo a psychiatric assessment.
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Middle-East

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The first evacuees are starting to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Geneva on Friday for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war...
Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the...
US Secretary of State John Kerry has promoted a plan to restart peace talks on Yemen with a goal of forming a unity government.

Iraqi defence minister sacked

Iraq's Dfence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi has been removed from office over corruption allegations.
At least seven people have been killed in an attack on an American university in Kabul.

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria

Turkey has launched a major attack to try and take the Islamic State-held Jarablus, a border town in northern Syria.
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Europe

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A ban on the full-body burkini has been suspended by the Conseil d'Etat, France's top court.
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police headquarters in southeast Turkey.
The Philippine government and Maoist-led rebels have signed an indefinite ceasefire agreement.
Switzerland may have voted against the controversial idea of paying all its citizens a guaranteed income, but Finland has indicated it plans to try out a monthly...
Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate after a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish militants in the southeastern town of Cizre, which killed at least 11...
It's been more than a decade since Australian designer Aheda Zanetti laid the finishing touches on her full-body swimsuit that is now subject to a controversial...
One person has been killed and at least four people are injured after a gas explosion in Belgium.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Police have disregarded a court order to battle anti-government protesters in the Zimbabwean capitla of Harare.
The car bomb death toll in Somalia has risen to 10.

49,000 children to die in Nigeria

Almost half a million children in Nigeria's Borno state, Boko Haram's heartland, will die this year if they do not receive treatment, the UN says.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has committed to find ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram,
The Nigerian air force has claimed to have killed at least three senior commanders of Boko Haram in a series of airstrikes.
Nigeria's military has claimed to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an airstrike on the Islamist...
US Secretary of State has arrived in Nairobi - his second visit since May 2015 - for talks with African leaders on South Sudan, security and terrorism.

North America

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After delivering a docking arm to the International Space Station last month, a capsule is now returning some important equipment back to Earth.
The White House says Barack Obama will create the world's largest protected marine area.
The US judge who gave a six-month sentence to a Stanford swimmer for raping a girl who was passed out has asked to be assigned to civil matters.
A thwarted attack on a human rights activist has prompted Apple to issue a patch to fix a security flaw in iPhones and iPads.
A witness for Adnan Syed - from the popular "Serial'' podcast - says allegations from two sisters she knew in high school are "entirely false".
The US State Department has been ordered to release any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the attack in Benghazi.
Donald Trump has taken a softer approach to immigration although it's unclear if he's simply trying out new rhetoric to appeal to a general election audience.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Bolivia says a minister has been killed after being kidnapped by striking miners.

Rousseff impeachment trial starts

After a lengthy impeachment process, Brazil's Senate has started the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff.
Colombia's government and its biggest rebel group have announced a deal for ending their country's half-century guerrilla war.
Mexico's president is under fire for plagiarising 197 of the 682 paragraphs that made up his 1991 undergraduate law thesis.
An overhead television camera suspended by cables crashed to the ground in the Olympic Park on Monday, injuring seven people, including two children, in the...
A 5.4 earthquake has struck a remote part of Peru, killing four and injuring 30 people.
Guatemala's children rented out by desperate parents and exploited by ruthless gangs.