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Sri Lanka court set to rule on sacking of parliament
Sri Lanka court set to rule on sacking of parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena plunges the country into crisis on October 26


Mattis faces criticism after comments in Khashoggi case Mattis faces criticism after comments in Khashoggi case

Mattis has repeatedly condemned the killing and called for those responsible to be held to account


Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation No politics behind Huawei arrest – Trudeau

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, was detained at Vancouver airport on a US extradition request


Police investigating telephone bomb threat at CNN offices Police investigating telephone bomb threat at CNN offices

CNN said several fire alarm bells signaling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom


Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection US inmate chooses electric chair death

Lethal injection is the state's main method of execution


Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California

Virtually the entire region is experiencing drought conditions, with portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties


George H.W. Bush, president and servant-statesman, is laid to rest George H W Bush laid to rest

After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country’s five living presidents and foreign dignitaries


Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence Nobel Peace Prize to honour champions of struggle against sexual violence

Murad, 25, and Mukwege, 63, will be jointly presented with the prize in Oslo on Monday


France protests: Eiffel Tower to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears Eiffel Tower to close amid riot fears

The government has said it is scrapping unpopular fuel tax increases in its budget - the original trigger for the protests


Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN' Heather Nauert 'to replace Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley had announced in October that she was leaving the post by the end of the year


Latvia rejects UN migration pact Latvia rejects UN migration pact

The 100-seat parliament of the Baltic EU state voted against the UN Global Compact for Migration agreed in July after 18 months of negotiations


Pakistan opposition rally clashes with police, dozens hurt Pakistan opposition rally clashes with police, dozens hurt

Police say they prevented demonstrators from trying to storm the court


Yemeni rebels threaten to shut Sanaa airport to UN planes Yemeni rebels threaten to shut Sanaa airport to UN planes

A top Huthi rebel official threatened Thursday to bar UN planes from using the Yemeni capital’s airport unless peace talks in Sweden


Indonesian forces locate bodies of 16 people killed in Papua Indonesian forces locate bodies of 16 people killed in Papua

Authorities on Wednesday revised the figure to 19 civilians, including workers, and a soldier, based on the accounts of rescued survivors


Suicide car bombing kills 3 in southeast Iran Suicide car bombing kills 3 in southeast Iran

No militant group immediately took responsibility for the attack


Koreas to verify removal of border guard posts next week Koreas to verify removal of border guard posts

Under the September agreements, the Koreas have also taken steps to demilitarize the shared border village of Panmunjom inside the DMZ


Brexit debate: MPs to focus on economic impact of May deal UK MPs to debate economic impact of Brexit

The backstop is designed to protect the Northern Ireland peace process by preventing the return of customs posts and checkpoints at the Irish border


Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism Malala to receive Harvard award for activism

Harvard's Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony Thursday


Brexit: Legal advice warns of Irish border 'stalemate' Row as Brexit legal advice published

Newly published documents show the PM was told an arrangement designed to prevent a hard Irish border could last "indefinitely"


Yemen war: UN-backed peace talks set to begin in Sweden Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden

The war has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis in recent times


Six missing after two US military planes crash off Japan Six missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

US military and the Japanese Self-Defense planes and vessels are searching for those still missing


Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns If US builds missiles so will we - Putin

His comments follow Nato's accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty


France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped France abandons 2019 fuel tax rises

Four people have died since the unrest began and the resulting violence and vandalism have been widely condemned


Washington sets aside divisions for Bush state funeral Washington sets aside divisions for Bush state funeral

Bush's eulogy followed an uplifting performance by Irish tenor Ronan Tynan -- a friend of Bush who sang to the president in his dying hours


Pakistani held as teacher stabbed to death at French university Pakistani held as teacher stabbed to death at French university

The 66-year-old teacher received stabbing in front of the private Leonard-de-Vinci university in Courbevoie, northwest of Paris


British middleman held in India over chopper deal British middleman held in India over chopper deal

Italian prosecutors suspect illegal sweeteners worth about 10 percent of the contract


Putin rejects US claim Russia breaking arms treaty Putin rejects US claim Russia breaking arms treaty

NATO said it was now "up to Russia" to save the treaty


Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

Global plastic production has grown rapidly, and is currently more than 400 million tonnes per year


Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Many Papuans view Indonesia as a colonial occupier and its building work as a way to exert more control over an impoverished region


NATO stresses support for Libya NATO stresses support for Libya

Libyan security services struggle to train and equip their personnel amid years of turmoil


Mastanamma: India YouTube chef granny dies at 107 India YouTube chef granny dies at 107

Her YouTube channel, Country Foods, has more than a million subscribers with hundreds of cooking videos


Insurgents kill 4 in attack on Afghan checkpoint Insurgents kill 4 in attack on Afghan checkpoint

Six of the attackers were also killed in the battle late Tuesday


Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica

The Miami resident traveled to Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate her birthday with her sister-in-law, April Burton


Chris Dawson: Arrest in podcast-highlighted Australian mystery Husband in podcast-famous mystery arrested

Chris Dawson, 70, is to be charged with murdering Lynette Dawson, New South Wales (NSW) authorities said


Brexit debate: Ministers fight for Theresa May's deal Embattled UK ministers fight for Brexit deal

The deal has been endorsed by EU leaders but must also be backed by the UK Parliament if it is to come into force


India launches 'heaviest' satellite for internet access

India launches 'heaviest' satellite for internet access

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched the satellite from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana early on Wednesday morning


Tsunami alert after New Caledonia quake Tsunami alert after New Caledonia quake

New Caledonia is part of the Pacific's "Ring of Fire", where many earthquakes occur


US reopens diplomatic mission in Somalia after 28-year closure US diplomats return to Somalia

The US closed its embassy in Somalia in January 1991 amid fighting between rebels and the government and had to airlift out its ambassador and staff


Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince crazy, says US senator Saudi crown prince crazy, US senator says

The Saudis have charged 11 people but deny the crown prince was involved

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