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Drivers stranded in heavy snow in UK Drivers stranded in heavy snow in UK

Temperatures fell across many parts of the UK overnight, causing partly melted snow to refreeze.


China names former missile force commander defense minister China names former missile force commander defense minister

Foreign Minister Wang Yi is reappointed to that position & promoted to state counselor while Zhao Kezhi is confirmed as minister of public security


Australia bushfire: Dozens of buildings feared lost in Tathra Australia bushfire: Dozens of buildings feared lost in Tathra

Authorities says locals are evacuated to a nearby town and there are no reports of anyone missing


Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

With ballots from 80 percent of Russia's precincts counted by early Monday, Putin had amassed 76 percent of the vote


Donald Trump warned by Republicans over Mueller's Russia inquiry Republicans warn Trump over Russia probe

It came after he attacked Robert Mueller's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US election


Vladimir Putin wins Russia election by big margin Russia's Putin wins by big margin

A state exit poll put the turnout at 63.7%, down on 2012, Putin's campaign had hoped for a large turnout, to give him the strongest possible mandate


Iran's foreign minister briefly hospitalised Iran's foreign minister briefly hospitalised

Zarif, a relative moderate, was the lead negotiator in the talks leading up to the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers


ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm

The leaders agreed to work more closely to tackle the growing menace of violent extremism and radicalisation


Manila hotel fire leaves at least 4 dead, 2 trapped 4 dead in Manila hotel fire

Among the dead were two security guards and a treasury officer


Anger as Ukraine doesn't allow Russians to vote Anger as Ukraine doesn't allow Russians to vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast his ballot in the presidential election, seeking a mandate for a fourth term


Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up 'foreigners' French island residents round up 'foreigners'

The move targets around 100 "foreigners, Comorans and Africans"


UN appeals for nearly $1bn for Rohingya refugees UN appeals for nearly $1bn for Rohingya refugees

Over the months since the most recent Rohingya influx began, it has become the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis


Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police

The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan since the US and NATO formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014


No identity cards for Rohingyas: India government No identity cards for Rohingyas: India government

The Rohingya Muslims are fleeing Myanmar for fear of religious persecution


Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir 5 family members killed in Pakistan shelling

India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars since 1947 over their competing claims to the region

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