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Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

Sharif's party — the Pakistan Muslim League — was defeated in general elections last month


Illinois lawmaker Nick Sauer quits after 'catfishing' claim US lawmaker quits after 'catfishing' claim

Catfishing refers to creating fake personas to trick others into bogus online conversations


High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

He is the head of the Buddhist Association of China, the youngest person to ever hold the position, and a political advisor to the government


Andrew Brunson: US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor US sanctions Turkish ministers over pastor

he evangelical from North Carolina has been held for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups


Korea remains: US finds one 'dog tag' among war dead returned by North Korea Remains of Korean War dead arrive in US

North Korea has returned 55 boxes believed to contain the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War


Australia senator sues opponent over 'sexist slurs'

Australia senator sues opponent over 'sexist slurs'

The Greens senator, 36, is the first Australian sitting politician to sue another for defamation


14 die in rain-related incidents in northern India 14 die in rain-related incidents in northern India

Apart from these deaths, over 100 people have also sustained injuries and some 600 houses destroyed


Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in 2019

Almost 14 percent, or 56 of more than 400 districts, are fully controlled by the Taliban while another 30 percent are contested


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern returns from maternity leave NZ PM Ardern returns from maternity leave

Ms Ardern, 38, gave birth to her first child in June, making her only the second world leader to give birth while in office


Zimbabwe election: International calls for restraint International calls for restraint in Zimbabwe

The UN and former colonial power the UK both express concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire


Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse

Gainer becomes the second of six dioceses under investigation by the state to get out in front of a pending grand jury report on clergy sex abuse


US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Sanders says: "We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong"


Trump demands Russia probe end 'right now' Trump demands Russia probe end 'right now'

US media say some Trump aides believe that Mueller will report soon on the findings of his 14-month investigation as they relate to the president


Troops fire on Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance supporters, kills 3 Deadly poll violence in Zimbabwe capital

The opposition MDC Alliance condemns the crackdown, saying it was a reminder of the "dark days" of Robert Mugabe's rule


Iran's parliament to question president over economic woes Iran's parliament to question president over economic woes

The parliament's website said Wednesday that Rouhani must appear within a month in an open session to answer questions


Zimbabwe election: Zanu-PF 'has most seats', incomplete results show Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF 'has most seats'

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is poised to win with a substantial majority


Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort lied, court told Trump ex-campaign chief 'lied', court told

Mr Manafort is facing 18 counts, including bank fraud, and could face up to 30 years in jail if found guilty



Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Aviation chief quits over failings Aviation chief quits over MH370 failings

The passenger jet had been missing, the report said, for about 20 minutes before authorities sent an alert


UN chief to discuss North Korea in Japan UN chief to discuss North Korea in Japan

Guterres will also discuss nuclear disarmament with the victims from both Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Canada says it is using DNA websites to identify some migrants Canada using DNA websites to ID migrants

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has confirmed the use of DNA testing "when other avenues of investigation have been exhausted"


South Africa to amend constitution to allow land expropriation S Africa head vows push on land reform

The country's white minority is believed to have a disproportionate hold over land


US release of 3D-printed gun plans blocked US release of 3D-printed gun plans blocked

The firm reached a settlement with the Trump administration in June to allow it to legally publish the instructions


Car bomb kills at least 10 in Philippines Car bomb kills at least 10 in Philippines

An improvised explosive has been detonated in the Sitio Maganda neighborhood of Lamitan, a city in Basilan province


Jalalabad attack: '15 killed' in eastern Afghan city Attack in Afghan city 'kills 15'

No militant group has yet said it is behind the attack, although the Taliban issued a statement denying involvement


Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico Aeroplane crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Authorities say that of the 97 passengers and four crew on board, 37 were hospitalised after the crash and two were in a critical condition


US Air Force terminates ICBM test after 'anomaly' US Air Force terminates ICBM test after 'anomaly'

The flight of the Minuteman III missile, which launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is safely terminated over the Pacific Ocean


4 soldiers, 8 'jihadists' dead in Mali ambush: sources 4 soldiers, 8 'jihadists' dead in Mali ambush

The death toll could yet rise as "two Malian army vehicles and their occupants are still not accounted for," a military source says


Indian politics heats up over NRC in Assam Indian politics heats up over NRC in Assam

The exclusion of four million people from the NRC list has also given rise to a huge political controversy in the national politics


Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance says Chamisa beat Mnangagwa Zimbabwe rivals upbeat amid tight vote

Observers say the race between Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF party and Chamisa's MDC Alliance is extremely tight, both men are among 23 presidential candidates


Ukraine jails scientist, 84, for spying for Russia Ukraine jails scientist, 84, for spying for Russia

Tykhonenkov says his client had been given a 12-year prison sentence


Three Russians 'carrying press cards' killed in Central Africa Three Russians 'carrying press cards' killed in Central Africa

Rich in minerals, including uranium, the CAR is one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world


Indian tycoon Mallya makes assets 'offer' to Indian court Indian tycoon Mallya makes assets 'offer' to Indian court

Mallya, known for his lavish lifestyle, left India in March 2016 owing more than $1 billion after defaulting on loan payments


Tense count as two rivals claim election victory in Zimbabwe Tense count as two rivals claim election victory in Zimbabwe

The claims pointed to a contested result in the historic election


New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers

Rohingyas recount testimony of widespread murder, rape, torture and arson at the hands of the army and ethnic Rakhine Buddhist mobs


North Korea working on new missiles despite thaw North Korea 'making missiles' despite thaw

These are not the first reports that North Korea may be continuing its weapons programme, casting doubt on the real impact of the summit in Singapore


Nearly 120,000 displaced in Myanmar floods Nearly 120,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

Rescuers in boats tried to pluck people from floodwaters in Hpa-an in Karen state while other residents tried to escape by any means possible


Zimbabwe awaits results as election officials count ballots Zimbabwe awaits results as election officials count ballots

Officials on Tuesday counted votes a day after millions of Zimbabweans peacefully cast their votes in a process closely watched by foreigners


Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 11 in western province Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

No group immediately claims responsibility for the bombing but the Taliban have a strong presence in the province, especially in Bala Buluk


Blast in southern Philippines kills at least five Blast in southern Philippines kills at least five

The blast occurred moments after troops stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver

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