Asia-Pacific

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A social media firestorm that forced Disney to withdraw a movie costume amid accusations it represented "brown face" shows Pacific islanders will no longer accept...
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Sunday shortly after another hit off Tonga but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seismologists said.
Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country's new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had an "unprecedented" mandate and...
Nearly two million people in Aleppo have been left with no running water, with the UN warning of a risk of catastrophic outbreaks of water-borne diseases.
Floods brought on by monsoon rains that have been ongoing since Tuesday have inundated parts of Indian technology hub Hyderabad.
Indonesia is campaigning to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The US Geological Survey has recorded a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the Philippine's Mindanao island.
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Middle-East

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A photo of a father and his son who lost their lives during one of the heaviest airstrikes in the Syrian conflict has been released, depicting the plight of thousands...
For the first time in six months, aid has been delivered to four besieged towns in Syria.

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Tension over how to end conflict in Syria at the UN has seen the UK say Russia may be investigated for war crimes, while bombing in Aleppo kills more people.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a street of Baghdad, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources say.
A gunman has shot dead a Jordanian Christian as he was about to go to court to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion.
The attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo amount to a "breach of international humanitarian law," top EU officials said, as the UN Security Council...
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Europe

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A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Budapest blast wounds 2 officers

Two young police officers have been hurt after a homemade bomb exploded in central Budapest.

British Museum flashmobbed over BP

A flashmob protest descended on the British Museum over miner BP's multi-million pound backing of the arts.
The UK's outspoken foreign minister has provoked a furious response from Russia after he said Moscow's forces may be guilty of Syrian war crimes.
A 35-year-old man has been bailed after claims Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked.

Rosetta probe set for final bow

Two years after dropping a lander on the comet Churi, the Rosetta probe itself will be landing there - and then go silent, forever.
Two people have been injured in an explosion in the Oktogon area of Budapest in Hungary, local media is reporting.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade...
Despite claims he was injured by the Nigerian military, a man purporting to be the leader of Boko Haram has posted videos online saying he is unhurt.
The world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, but African countries lashed out at Western charities...
South Sudan Vice-President Taban Deng says there is no need for the 13,000 UN peacekeepers already in the country.
Gabon's constitutional court has upheld incumbent President Ali Bongo's victory in last month's presidential election.
There is hope for the northern white rhino after South African scientists managed to create a test-tube buffalo through IVF.
At least 44 people are dead as hundreds protest in Congo's capital, Kinshasa, over an election delay.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

After 52 years of conflict and thousands of deaths, peace is about to come to troubled Colombia.
Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged Sunday in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided'...
Donald Trump's running mate has called for an investigation into the police shooting of a black man in Charlotte which has caused several days of protest.
A suspect sought over a fatal gun attack which killed give people at a US mall has been captured, but police say they're still figuring out a motive.
Tension between Western powers and Russia have dominated a UN Security Council meeting which was meant to tackle the issue of peace in Syria.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gave their unanimous backing Friday to a historic peace deal with the government to end their 52-year conflict, their...
Former Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has been arrested as part of a sweeping corruption investigation.
Marxist FARC rebels opened a conference Saturday in remote southeastern Colombia, where they will vote on a historic peace deal reached with the government of...
Party officials say former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fainted on stage at an election rally in Cap Haitien.
The Temple of San Sebastian in the Peruvian city of Cuzco has been badly damaged in a fire.
Brazilians on Friday mourned the death of soap opera star Domingos Montagner, who drowned in a river where his series had been filming and where his character...
Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos has made an apology at a solemn ceremony at the presidential palace for the killings of leftist activists in the 1980s.