Asia-Pacific

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Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam

A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.
The dose of poison given to Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes," according to Malaysia's health minister.
Two women being held over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam said Saturday they thought they were taking part in a prank video, with one of them reportedly telling...
Both opponents and supporters of Rodrigo Duterte have turned a celebration of democracy in the Philippines into demonstrations for and against the president.
Ten Afghan police officers have been killed in an Islamic State ambush along with the wife of a commander as she rushed to the scene.
Malaysian authorities will issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if they don't come forward over the murder of Kim Jong Un.
Three senior officers have been sent to prison for negligence over the attacks which prompted the displacement of 70,000 Rohingya.
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Middle-East

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Mass grave found to west of Mosul

Iraqi security forces have discovered a mass grave to the west of Mosul containing the bodies of more than 100 people.
A female reporter working for Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw was killed by the explosion of a roadside bomb Saturday during fighting between government forces and...
A Kurdish presenter has been killed and a cameraman injured in a bomb attack while covering the Iraq offensive in Mosul.

Neighbourhood recaptured in Mosul

Iraqi militarised police have captured a neighbourhood on the western side of Mosul.
Militants have bombed two Syrian security offices in the western city of Homs, killing at least 42 people.
The Iraqi air force struck members of the Islamic State group inside neighbouring Syria on Friday, officials said, adding that the targeted militants were...
An Islamic State group suicide bomber killed 51 people outside Syria's Al-Bab on Friday, in a major blow just hours after rebels seized the town from the jihadists.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

The head of the Syrian government delegation in UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, says the suicide attacks in Homs were a message from sponsors of terrorism.
Two men who had been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in France were charged on Saturday, legal sources said.
One person was killed and two injured when a man rammed a car into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, adding that it did not...

Man dies after car attack in Germany

A 73-year-old man has died after a man drove into a crowd in Heidelberg in Germany, and two others are injured.
Swedish government officials were left dumbfounded after a man appearing as the country's 'defense and national security advisor' took part in a crime debate on...
Brexit champion Nigel Farage told American conservatives Friday that Britain's shock anti-Europe move and Donald Trump's US presidential victory launched a "great...
A magistrate will investigate allegations the wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's wife received public funds for work she had not done.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and...
UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said...
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.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Controversy is certain to fill the Oscar ceremony with anti-Donald Trump talk and Australia's Tanna directors could be central players.

Trump snubs press corps dinner

Donald Trump will snub the White House press corps and not attend the annual correspondents' dinner traditionally addressed by US presidents.
BlackBerry has unveiled a new smartphone that combines a touchscreen with a physical keyboard.
US President Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws...
The US Department of Homeland Security has blocked a Syrian cinematographer from travelling to Los Angeles for the Oscars.
US Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of...
On the campaign trail and in office, Donald Trump has made attacking the press one of his political trademarks. But by restricting the access of certain media,...

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Out of the mire of a recession and security woes due to a police strike Brazil's Carnival has been launched in Rio de Janeiro.
Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynski has become the first Latin American leader to meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House.
A court in Uruguay has blocked a woman from terminating her eight-week pregnancy because her ex-boyfriend says he wants to keep the baby, media reported Friday.
US officials promised Mexico no 'mass deportations' or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to...
Leftist Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso face an April run-off election after a close first round for Ecuador's presidency.