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Maoist rebels in Philippines attack presidential guards

4 days ago - 20 July 2017 | International

Five Philippine presidential guard members were wounded and a paramilitary guard killed on Wednesday in an attack by Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers, security officials said, an incident that could dent a stuttering peace process.The...

Jehovah's Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban in European...

5 days ago - 19 July 2017 | International

The Jehovah's Witnesses said on Tuesday it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels.It was speaking...

Lovin' the finer things

5 days ago - 19 July 2017 | International

A former Thai Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges will be sent home from the United States to face trial, Thai police said on Tuesday, the latest scandal to raise questions about the state...

Venezuela poll a blow to Maduro

6 days ago - 18 July 2017 | International

Venezuela's opposition voted en masse Sunday against President Nicolas Maduro and his plan to rewrite the constitution, hoping to use this success to demand a change of government after nearly four months of violent protests.Deadly...

Turkey marks coup defeat with rallies

1 week ago - 17 July 2017 | International

Turkey on Saturday marked one year since the defeat of the failed coup bid with mass nationwide rallies seeking to showcase national unity and a stern warning by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “chop off...

Ex-Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years

1 week ago - 14 July 2017 | International

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for graft in a stark fall from grace for...

China says upholds UN sanctions

1 week ago - 14 July 2017 | International

China insisted yesterday it was abiding by UN sanctions on North Korea despite a jump in its trade with the nuclear-armed nation that comes amid...

Rwanda, Israel tighten relations

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | International

Rwandan President Paul Kagame called for bolstering relations with Israel on Monday during a visit reflecting a warming of ties between the Jewish state and...

N. Korea could reach San Diego in 24 months

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | International

North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile is “likely” to be able to deliver a 500-kilogramme warhead to San Diego within two years, a US monitoring group...

Scattered violations of south Syria ceasefire

1 week ago - 11 July 2017 | International

Frontlines across three provinces in southern Syria remained mostly quiet on Monday almost 24 hours into an internationally brokered ceasefire for the region despite scattered...

Dying 'Mother Ganga'

1 week ago - 11 July 2017 | International

India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on...

Russian ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria

2 weeks ago - 10 July 2017 | International

A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire for southwest Syria was holding hours after it took effect yesterday, a monitor and two rebel officials said, in the latest...

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Heat wave breaks 131-year-old Los...

2 weeks ago - 10 July 2017 | International

A high temperature record that stood for 131 years in downtown Los Angeles was broken on Saturday as the region suffered a scorching heat.The National...

US ready to work with...

2 weeks ago - 07 July 2017 | International

The United States is willing to work with Russia on establishing “no-fly zones” in Syria as part of a joint effort to stabiliSe the war-ravaged...

Battle for Mosul

2 weeks ago - 07 July 2017 | International

Up to 20 000 civilians are trapped in the last Islamic State group-held areas in Mosul's Old City, which Iraqi forces are battling to retake,...

US, S.Korea send North missile...

2 weeks ago - 06 July 2017 | International

South Korea and the United States fired off missiles yesterday simulating a precision strike against North Korea's leadership, in response to a landmark ICBM test...

Germans turning far right

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | International

Violent acts by neo-Nazis and other far-right groups in Germany rose 14% to 1 600 in 2016, reflecting a steady increase in anti-immigrant sentiment triggered...

Video of Mali hostages released

2 weeks ago - 04 July 2017 | International

An al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, including a South African man, shortly before French President Emmanuel Macron...

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