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China jails Tibetan-language advocate for 5 years China jails Tibetan-language advocate for 5 years

Tashi Wangchuk featured in a New York Times documentary that followed him on a trip to Beijing


Cuba plane crash: Grettel Landrove becomes 111th victim Cuba plane crash claims 111th victim

The news comes on the same day that Mexico's civil air authority suspended the operations of a company that owned the plane involved in the crash


Foreign media head to North Korea to witness nuclear site destruction Foreign media head to North Korea

Media to cover the demolition of the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site inside a mountain in the northeast of the country


Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency

Najib and his reviled, luxury-loving wife Rosmah Mansor have had a swift fall from grace


Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit

The back of the coin features a picture of the White House, Air Force One and the Seal of the President of the United States


Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement Iran condemns US sanctions move

Both the country's oil output and its GDP fell noticeably under international sanctions


Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses Archbishop guilty of child abuse cover-up

Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence


North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to 'play' Trump Pence warns N Korea not to 'play' Trump

North Korea has threatened to pull out of the June 12 summit after comments by US National Security Adviser John Bolton


First woman CIA director sworn in First woman CIA director sworn in

The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russia specialist who spent her career in the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine service, takes over from Mike Pompeo


Syrian army takes full control of Damascus after ousting IS Syrian army takes full control of Damascus

The announcement cames after troops clear Islamic State (IS) militants from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp and the Hajar al-Aswad district


Pakistan's Karachi hit by sweltering heat wave Pakistan's Karachi hit by sweltering heat wave

The city of more than 15 million is hit by frequent power cuts and has few green spaces


Man rams car into his daughter and daughter-in-law Man rams car into his daughter and daughter-in-law

Roger Glenn Self drove at full speed straight into the table where his family was sitting


Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

Election officials says Maduro won 68 percent of the votes cast in Sunday's presidential poll


Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted Syria says capital 'completely secure'

Syrian government denies reaching a deal with IS


US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat says Iran will be "battling to keep its economy alive" after the sanctions take effect


Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

China has built a string of artificial islands in contested areas of the South China Sea since 2013


Syria army moves into Yarmuk after IS evacuations end Syria army moves into Yarmuk

Evacuations of Islamic State group fighters from their final stronghold in Syria's capital ended on Monday


Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting Taiwan pleads for access to key WHO meeting

China sees self-governing democratic Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting reunification


Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines:Afghan official 'Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines'

According to police, a sixth worker is missing and his fate is unknown following the attack on Monday morning in the district of Maiwand


Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

Indonesia, an archipelago of 240 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire,"



Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital after fever Palestinian President hospitalised

Palestinian officials on Sunday had said that Abbas has pneumonia and was on a respirator, receiving antibiotics intravenously


UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists
UAE launches 10-year residency visas for investors, specialists

Investors and specialists such as doctors and engineers will receive UAE residency visas valid for up to 10 years, it is announced on Sunday


Two foreign climbers died on Mount Everest: Nepal official 'Two foreign climbers died on Mount Everest'

A Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday, according to Gyanendra Shrestha, who is stationed at Everest's base camp


Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping Homeless people fined and imprisoned for begging in England

The number of people sleeping rough in England is at a record-high following a 73 per cent increase over the last three years


9 killed in truck-bus collision in central India 9 killed in truck-bus collision in central India

The accident takes place in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh


Two dead after car crashes into North Carolina restaurant Two dead after car crashes into North Carolina restaurant

Local media reported that the suspect entered the restaurant and seated his family before leaving and getting behind the wheel


9 die due to Nipah virus outbreak in southern India 9 die due to Nipah virus outbreak in southern India

"Several others affected by the virus are under treatment at government hospitals in these two districts," a senior health official says


Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging Maduro wins controversial Venezuela poll

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro wins second term in an election marred by claims of vote rigging


Italy voters give verdict on new government programme Italy voters give verdict on new government programme

The coalition contract, published Friday by the two political forces, aims to end over two months of political deadlock after inconclusive elections


Muslim man beaten to death for ‘killing cow’ in India Muslim man beaten to death for ‘killing cow’ in India

Cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh carries a maximum seven-year jail term but many other parts of India impose life sentences for infringements


Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

Relations have been strained over the past year by Khartoum's revival of a longstanding border dispute and its perceived support for Ethiopia


Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed 6 police killed in India maoist rebels attack

The rebels detonates a land mine as an armored vehicle ran over it in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state


Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris beaten up Mayor of Greece's second city beaten up

The mayor, who is known for his anti-nationalist views, was attending a ceremony to mark the killing of ethnic Greeks by Turks in World War One


Najib Razak: Scandal-hit ex-Malaysia PM condemns police raids Najib Razak condemns police raids

The raids have been related to investigations into state development fund 1MDB, which Mr Najib set up


Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

In a phone conversation on Sunday, Trump and Moon "exchanged views on various actions taken by North Korea recently"


Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints Cuba plane crash company receives complaints

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana


Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security Taiwan president pledges more security

Taiwan and China, separated since a civil war in 1949, have extensive trade and investment ties but no official relations


Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis Maduro favored as Venezuelans vote amid crisis

More than 1 million Venezuelans have abandoned their country for a better life abroad in recent years


Santa Fe school shooting suspect 'spared victims to tell his story' Santa Fe suspect 'spared students to tell story'

Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been charged with murder after 10 people were shot dead on Friday in the Texas town

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