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4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects 4 killed in Indonesia forest fires

The national disaster agency says four people have died in West Kalimantan's forest fires in the past month, including two suspects


Florida shooting: EA suspends events after gamers killed EA suspends events after gamers killed in Florida

Three events have been cancelled while the firm conducts a "comprehensive review of safety protocols”


China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints

The initiative, called "One Belt, One Road" in Chinese and the "Belt and Road Initiative" in English, is a business venture, not aid


Chagos Islands dispute: UK 'threatened' Mauritius UK 'threats' over Indian Ocean islands

It is half a century since the UK took control of the Chagos Islands from its then colony, Mauritius


Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118 Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118

In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba


Germany migrants: Protesters face off in Chemnitz Protesters face off in tense German city

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had warned that "vigilante justice" would not be tolerated


Malcolm Turnbull: Australian ex-PM 'to quit parliament' Ousted Australian PM 'to quit parliament'

Mr Turnbull was replaced by Scott Morrison last week in a bid to end infighting that had crippled the centre-right government


John McCain death: Trump lowers White House flag after criticism White House re-lowers flag for McCain

McCain will be laid to rest on Sunday in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy chapel


Trump not attending McCain’s funeral Trump not attending McCain’s funeral

"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral," says McCain family friend Rick Davis. "That's just a fact"


Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

The two journalists had been investigating the September 2017 killings of 10 Rohingya Muslims in conflict-scarred Rakhine state


German foreign minister brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating' German brands Trump's EU policy 'irritating'

"Obviously it irritates us when President Trump describes Europe as an enemy of the USA in the same breath as Russia and China," Maas says


Iran goes to UN's highest court over reimposed US sanctions Iran goes to UN's highest court over reimposed US sanctions

Mohebi says the re-imposition of sanctions was unjustified as Iran was abiding by the terms of the 2015 deal


Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Mideast: minister Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Mideast: minister

Foreign military experts say Israel has several batteries of its Jericho ballistic missile, capable of delivering nuclear warheads


Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen

"We all know that UN bodies are under pressure by the Huthi militias ... and these reports may have come in response to that pressure," Maliki says


China plans law against sexual harassment China plans law against sexual harassment

A wide-ranging draft civil code set to be completed by 2020


Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

He says the pontiff knew about allegations of sex abuse by a prominent US cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month


Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest

Pakistan summons the Dutch ambassador earlier this month in protest


Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Macron's latest comments during a major foreign policy address to French ambassadors appeared to be a rebuke to Putin


Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

The case drew international headlines and was slammed by rights groups


First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia   First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia

Australia virtually stopped such boat arrivals by using the navy to turn them back


EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

Macron's comments come after a string of gestures from US President Donald Trump distancing himself from traditional NATO allies


New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani


Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

In Bangladesh, floods and landslides killed at least 29 people, according to official figures


US strike kills Islamic State commander in Afghanistan US strike kills IS commander in Afghanistan

The strike in Nangarhar province killed Abu Sayeed Orakzai, a senior leader in the extremist group, according to Shah Hussain Martazawi


Take action on HR violations in Rakhine: Australia to Myanmar Take action on HR violations in Rakhine: Australia to Myanmar

Australia repeated their call for justice for those who have suffered


Myanmar Reuters journalists' verdict delayed Myanmar Reuters journalists' verdict delayed

The judge postpones the verdict to September 3


8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

Two other people were hospitalized in very critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt says


Gunman kills 2, then himself at Florida mall Gunman kills 2, then himself at Florida mall

Nine other people are wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says


Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

The constitutional court confirmed Mnangagwa as president in a ruling released on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the opposition leader


Japan gets first woman fighter pilot Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training on Wednesday to fly F-15s


Rouhani's woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached Iranian economy minister impeached

Karbasian is the second cabinet minister to be sacked this month, following the impeachment of Labour Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8


Italy migrant row: Rescue ship allowed to disembark in Sicily Migrants ship allowed on land in Italy

Since 2014, more than 640,000 migrants have landed on Italy's shores. Although many have since left for other countries, some remain


Flood toll in India’s Kerala rises to 445 Flood toll in India’s Kerala rises to 445

People returning to their homes have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes


Costa Rica march in solidarity with Nicaraguan migrants Costa Ricans march for Nicaraguans

Thousands of Nicaraguans have fled their country to escape the political crisis there


Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241 Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241

The US Geological Survey says two other earthquakes, measuring 4.4 and 4.2 magnitude, struck early Sunday


Pope to hold giant mass in Dublin as abuse victims rally Pope to hold giant mass in Ireland

Francis is due to speak in front of some 500,000 faithful in Phoenix Park, as abuse victims and their supporters gather in a “Stand for Truth” rally


Turkey police break up mothers' protest Turkey police break up mothers' protest

The group, called the Saturday Mothers, have met in central Istanbul since 1995 and this was to be their 700th protest


Julie Bishop resigns as Australia's foreign minister Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop resigns

She had sought the prime minister's job after Malcolm Turnbull stood aside, but was eliminated in the first round


Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of Colombia's Congress members and to bring laws that make public spending more efficient and transparent

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