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Sex workers' union ignites debate over prostitution in Spain Sex workers' union ignites debate over prostitution in Spain

There is no punishment for those who offer paid sexual services freely as long as it's not in public spaces


Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

Moon and Kim are set to meet next month in Pyongyang for their third summit


Chile's Michelle Bachelet to be new UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet to be new UN Human Rights Chief

Bachelet, a victim of torture under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, was conservative Chile’s first female leader


Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila says a Malaysian amnesty program for illegal immigrants that began in 2016 ends Thursday


At least 7 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico 7 killed in New Mexico bus crash

There were 49 people aboard the Greyhound bus


Afghan official says roadside bomb kills 5 police in east 5 killed in Afghanistan roadside bomb attack

No one immediately took responsibility but Saifi blamed the Islamic State group


Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

The far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders says Thursday he canceled the cartoon contest following death threats


Boeing to develop refueling drones for Pentagon Boeing to develop refueling drones for Pentagon

Boeing is charged with everything from designing and producing to delivering and servicing four “MQ-25A Stingray” drones


Japan would boost missile defenses in record military budget Japan would boost missile defenses in record military budget

The record-high 5.3 trillion yen ($47 billion) request for fiscal 2019, approved Friday by the ministry, is up 2.1 percent from last year


UN 'alarmed' by reports of China's mass detention of Uighurs UN 'alarmed' by China's Uighur camps

It comes after a UN committee heard reports that up to one million Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang were held in re-education camps


Syria Idlib: UN warns of threat to civilians if new offensive begins UN warns of threat to Syrian civilians

Staffan de Mistura called for humanitarian corridors to be set up to allow civilians to be evacuated temporarily


Television reporter killed in Mexico Television reporter killed in Mexico

Last year 11 journalists were killed in Mexico which has been ravaged by drug-related violence


New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry

Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking U.S. government secrets


17 killed in Ethiopia military plane crash 17 killed in Ethiopia military plane crash

The plane crashes at a place called Nannawa area Lumme district near Modjo town


Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

The WTO has been established to provide rules for global trade and resolve disputes between countries


John McCain: Sarah Palin 'excluded from his funeral' Sarah Palin 'excluded from McCain funeral'

Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain's running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral


Imran Khan mocked for helicopter home-to-work commute Imran Khan mocked for helicopter home-to-work commute

Khan's commute may be more expensive than his minster claimed but defenders of the prime minister have pointed out other reasons to use one


BIMSTEC members should prioritise poverty alleviation: Nepalese Prime Minister 'BIMSTEC members should prioritise poverty alleviation'

PM Oli says the poverty action plan must be fully implemented to defeat the darkness of poverty that “drags us into a vicious cycle of deprivation”


Trump calls for CNN boss Jeff Zucker to be fired Trump calls for CNN boss Jeff Zucker to be fired

"Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!" President Donald Trump tweets


Trump warns of 'violence' if Democrats win midterm elections Trump warns of 'violence' if Democrats win midterm elections

Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening attended by dozens of conservative Christian pastors, ministers and supporters


Rights group sees blocked aid to Myanmar Kachin as war crime Rights group sees blocked aid to Myanmar Kachin

Kachin Independence Army is one of several ethnic rebel groups the military has been battling since Myanmar's independence from Britain 70 years ago


US lawmakers call for China sanctions over Muslim camps US lawmakers call for China sanctions over Muslim camps

Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang are being detained and tortured and face "egregious restrictions on religious practice and culture"


Lost at sea: ‘Thousands’ of dead migrants never identified ‘Thousands’ of dead migrants never identified

Like many other would-be migrants, he disappeared, leaving his family not knowing whether he was dead or alive, stuck between hope and grief


Mexico’s new leftist-majority Congress sworn in Mexico’s new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Lopez Obrador wins with 53 percent of the vote, more than 30 points clear of his nearest rival


Chemnitz protests: Germany to probe leak sparking mob violence Germany to probe Chemnitz stabbing leak

A fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German-Cuban man on Sunday sparked days of violent and xenophobic protests


Trump accuses China of stalling progress with North Korea Trump blames China for N Korea dilemmas

The joint military exercises between Washington and Seoul have long angered Pyongyang


Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 'should have resigned' Suu Kyi 'should have resigned' on Rohingya

The army of the Buddhist-majority nation - which has been accused of systematic ethnic cleansing - has previously cleared itself of wrongdoing


Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico mayor derides Trump actions Mayor lambasts Trump's hurricane 'shame'

Carmen Yulin Cruz's comments came a day after officials said 2,975 people had died in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last September


Don McGahn: Trump says White House counsel to depart Trump says White House counsel to depart

McGahn - who served as a lawyer on the Trump election campaign - is the latest in a series of senior White House officials to leave the president's si


US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

Manning was an intelligence analyst for the US Army when she leaked military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks


Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after IS chief jihad call Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after IS chief jihad call

The assailant blow up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim, one of the last towns in Iraq to be recaptured from IS


Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links

Hadya Abdel Qader has been held without charge since her arrest by Iraqi security forces in Mosul, in a part of the northern city held by IS


Russia's Putin softens pension reforms after outcry Putin softens pension reforms after outcry

He says the retirement age for women would be increased from 55 to 60 instead of to 63. But a five-year increase for men, to 65, would stay


UN chief calls for enforcement of nuke ban treaty UN chief calls for enforcement of nuke ban treaty

"Our collective security demands that every effort should be made to bring this essential treaty into force," the UN chief says


Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 6 at checkpoint in Anbar Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 6 at checkpoint in Anbar

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has targeted a security checkpoint in the western province of Anbar, killing six people


Trump warns of 'left-wing violence' if Democrats win mid-term elections Trump warns of 'violence' if Democrats win

Mr Trump has been battling negative publicity after his ex-lawyer and former campaign chief were convicted earlier this month



Macron’s green record under scrutiny as top minister quits

Macron’s green record under scrutiny as top minister quits

France has seen 13 environment ministers in 20 years


Iraqi military: 6 killed in car bomb blast near Syrian border 6 killed in car bomb blast near Syrian border

The incident occurs at checkpoint in western Anbar province


Thai Junta to soon ease restrictions on political parties Thai Junta to soon ease restrictions on political parties

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says that the new rules would allow political parties to hold meetings, make adjustments to regulations

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