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DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks

The move is strongly opposed by environmental activists, who say drilling would place wildlife at risk and contribute to global warming


Mudslide kills 5 Indian paramilitary soldiers in northeast Mudslide kills 5 Indian paramilitary soldiers

The bus was carrying 20 soldiers on a narrow mountainous stretch to their nearby camp on Friday at Arunachal Pradesh


'Permanent' cease-fire begins in South Sudan's civil war 'Permanent' cease-fire begins in S Sudan'

The new peace deal calls for the unhindered delivery of aid in one of the world's most dangerous countries for humanitarian workers


Virgin Atlantic stops accepting forced deportations Virgin Atlantic stops accepting forced deportations

The British airline says it has informed the government of its decision, saying it was "in the best interest of our customers and people"


Surge in Britons getting EU nationality Surge in Britons getting EU nationality

In 2017 a total of 12,994 UK citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states


18 killed, 14 injured in China coach-truck highway collision

18 killed in China coach-truck highway collision

Speeding, dangerous passing, poorly maintained vehicles and fatigued drivers are most often the cause of serious traffic accidents in China


Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government releases the final list of items that will be targeted beginning July 1


Trump to name nominee for Supreme Court on  July 9 Trump narrows down Supreme Court candidates

He says reporters on board the presidential aircraft Air Force One he had narrowed the choice down to "about five" candidates, including two women


EU leaders split over new migrant deal EU leaders split over new migrant deal

The deal reached after all-night talks at a summit in Brussels also foresees new secure centres for processing migrants on arrival


Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano erupts Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano erupts

The early morning closure of Ngurah Rai airport sparked the cancellation of nearly 450 flights to and from the tropical paradise


Iraq hangs 13 prisoners as premier urges rapid executions Iraq hangs 13 prisoners as premier urges rapid executions

The 13 prisoners were executed late Thursday, hours after al-Abadi recommended to President Fuad Masum that he sign execution orders


Trump's joke on Cristiano Ronaldo falls flat Trump's joke on Cristiano Ronaldo falls flat

President Trump recognises that Portugal indeed was "doing very well"


Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

The victims are usually not locals


Tropical Storm Emilia churns in Pacific; no threat to land Tropical Storm Emilia churns in Pacific

The US National Hurricane Center said the storm's maximum sustained winds had risen to 50 mph (85 kph) by late Thursday night


EU leaders to assess Brexit progress without UK's May EU leaders to assess Brexit progress without May

Leaders of the other 27 EU nations are having what was initially billed as a "Brexit breakfast" at a Brussels summit


Plane crashes in India's Mumbai, killing 5 5 killed in India plane crash

Two pilots, two flight technicians and one person at the construction site were killed when the plane crashed in the Ghatkopar district


US, Japanese agree to continue joint military exercises US, Japanese agree to continue joint military exercises

Mattis says the two discussed "the opportunities to increase our alliance capabilities, to deepen our cooperation and to enhance regional security."


Attacks against media offices worldwide Attacks against media offices worldwide

Here are some other attacks against the offices of media organisations in recent years around the world:


Putin, Trump to hold summit in Helsinki July 16 Putin, Trump to hold summit in Helsinki July 16

The announcement comes a day after Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks with Putin in Moscow


Myanmar downgraded in US trafficking report Myanmar downgraded in US trafficking report

Myanmar joins China, Russia, Laos, South Sudan and North Korea in the lowest Tier 3 ranking in this year's report


Afghan officials: Taliban kill police commander in Kabul Taliban kill police commander in Afghanistan

Azizullah Karwan, had led dozens of anti-Taliban operations, was killed Thursday night


US ends 70 years of military presence in S Korean capital US ends 70 years of military presence in S Korean capital

The US military had been headquartered in Seoul's central Yongsan neighborhood since American troops first arrived at the end of World War II


Thai prime minster to families of missing boys: Have faith Thai prime minster to families of missing boys

Muddy floodwaters reached near the entrance of the cave Friday despite days of efforts to drain the water


Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks EU reaches migration deal in crunch talks

The 28 EU leaders also agreed to strengthen external border controls, and boost financing for Turkey, Morocco and countries in North Africa


UN chief's visit to highlight need of more global support for Rohingyas UN chief's visit to highlight need of more global support for Rohingyas

Antonio Guterres arrives in Dhaka on July 1 on a joint visit with World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim to see Rohingya situation


Water reaches near entrance of Thai cave where 13 missing Water reaches near entrance of Thai cave where 13 missing

Officials are also trying to find hidden shafts in the mountainside that might offer access


9 killed as oil-carrying truck crashes, burns in Nigeria 9 killed in Nigeria oil-carrying truck crashes

It is not immediately clear what caused the crash


At least five dead in US newsroom shooting Five killed in attack on US newspaper

One reporter has said a gunman shot through a glass door at "multiple employees" but police told the BBC they could not confirm details


Airstrike on shelter kills 17 in southwest Syria Airstrike on shelter kills 17 in southwest Syria

The Observatory says the airstrike was part of a barrage of missiles that hit the area as government troops make a push to gain territory


Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai; 5 people feared dead (Video) Five killed as chartered plane crashes in Mumbai (Video)

Police say it is not immediately known how many people were on board the aircraft


UAE offers its defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court UAE offers its defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court

The UAE is one of four Arab nations that have been boycotting Qatar since last year as part of a diplomatic dispute


US envoy Nikki Haley goes on inter-faith journey in India

Nikki Haley goes on inter-faith journey in India

She is on her first visit to India after taking over as the US ambassador to the United Nations in 2017


Fire sweeps through market in Kenya's capital, killing 15 15 killed in Kenya market fire

Rescue teams are searching for more bodies and survivors in the market in Gitomba, a neighborhood in the capital city


Knife-wielding man kills 2 boys in Shanghai, injures others Knife-wielding man kills 2 boys in China

The suspect carried out the attack around 11:30 am and was caught by police with the help of passers-by


Syrian refugees living in Lebanon start returning to Syria Syrian refugees living in Lebanon start returning to Syria

It's the first batch of refugees to return to Syria from Arsal


Mattis says US will keep current troop levels in South Korea US to keep current troop levels in S Korea: Mattis

The US has 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea


Prince William tours Jerusalem on final day of royal visit Prince William tours Jerusalem on final day of royal visit

He will visit key Muslim, Jewish and Christian sites before departing home to London


US, UK teams join Thailand's search for 13 missing in cave

US, UK teams join Thailand's search for 13 missing in cave

Authorities have expressed hope there are dry places on higher ground within the cave where the group may be able to wait


China won't give up 'one inch' of territory says President Xi to Mattis China won't give up 'one inch' says Xi

Mr Mattis is the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014

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