Asia-Pacific

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Mount Agung is about 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta and has been rumbling since August.
No party has claimed a majority government in New Zealand’s 120-seat parliament since proportional voting was adopted in 1996 - and this election is unlikely to...
Julie Bishop has used her UN speech to talk up Australia's bid for a seat on the Human Rights Council but saved her strongest words for North Korea.
After seesawing in the polls, PM Bill English and Labour's Jacinda Ardern face NZ voters but it will take weeks to know the make-up of the new government.
The US has called on Myanmar to take action "urgently" to stop the violence in Rakhine state.
They've been calling it 'Jacindamania' - Labour's youngest-ever leader's lift of the party's lacklustre numbers since she took the reins in August.
Amid claims Mount Everest became shorter after an earthquake two years ago, Nepal is going to measure the world's highest peak to find out.
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Middle-East

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Hamas' words of reconciliation with its rival Palestinian faction Fatah won't translate into action, claims a Palestine Liberation Organization member.
A child has died when a booby-trapped motorbike exploded in north-eastern Syrian.
SBS World News Radio: Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, says the Kurdistan Regional Government is playing a dangerous political game by holding an...
Several hundred ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army...
Hamas says it's dissolved a contentious administrative committee that runs Gaza, invited Abbas' government to return to Gaza and is ready to hold new elections.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces accuse Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in eastern Syria.
The US military says Russia knew of the presence of coalition forces in an area hit by an airstrike which wounded six fighters.
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Europe

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Protesters blowing whistles seek to drown out Chancellor Angela Merkel's rally in the southern city of Munich ahead of Sunday's poll.
The EU has warily welcomed a speech from British Prime Minister Theresa May outlining her plans for the Brexit transition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has emphasised the shared values between the EU and UK as she outlined her Brexit vision in Italy.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over the London Tube terrorist attack.
The news that taxi-hailing app Uber will not be given a new operating licence in London is the latest in a long line of controversies in the firm's history.
Uber will appeal a decision by London's transport regulator to strip it of its licence to operate in the British capital.
A new British study has shed some light on the sort of innovations we want to see in the future.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Suicide bombers have killed at least 15 people in north-east Nigeria in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians just weeks after three...
At least 36 refugees are killed after clashes with Congolese forces who seemingly fired indiscriminately at protesters.
Five people have been killed by the pneumonic plague in Madagascar, a country where the more common bubonic form of the disease remains endemic.
The Somali military has regained control of a border town after al-Shabaab militants stormed an army base, leaving at least 10 soldiers dead.
The United Nations' human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says hundreds of thousands of migrants are suffering at the hands of authorities in Libyan detention...
Desmond Tutu has told Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi if the price of her leadership is her silence on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims then the price is too high.
The World Health Organisation says Yemen's cholera outbreak is caused by the country's civil war.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Julie Bishop says she's confident the US and China are engaged in "very serious dialogue" about North Korea.
Sergei Lavrov claims the Obama administration invented allegations Moscow interfered in the US election race to poison US-Russia relations.
A lawsuit filed against the city of St Louis accuses police of misconduct during three days of public protest last week.
Three days after a major earthquake hit Mexico City, rescuers are still searching the rubble of collapsed buildings in the hope of finding survivors.
Donald Trump is yet to decide on a set of proposed travel restrictions, with his ban on citizens from six mainly Muslim countries soon to expire.
Bill Clinton is drawing on his knowledge to write a thriller about a missing president, with the novel already catching the eye of television producers.
Hurricane Maria has lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands and killed at least 25 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than 'cute pets' as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this...
A ballet dancer in Peru who hid the Shining Path rebel leader in her apartment has been freed after spending 25 years in jail.
Brazilian authorities are investigating reports about 10 members of an uncontacted Amazon tribe were killed in a massacre after gold miners were heard 'boasting'...
The massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 90 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two...
Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia’s narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the 'drug assassins' who cut...
Pope Francis on Saturday travels to Medellin, once notorious as the stomping grounds of drug lord Pablo Escobar, to find a city transformed since his predecessor...
Officials warn the toll from Mexico's largest earthquake in a century is set to rise further after 61 people were confirmed dead.