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Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier


Osun governor Aregbesola 'did not collect salary' for eight years in post Nigeria governor 'unpaid for eight years'

Osun governor Rauf Aregbesola told an audience that he needed no money because the state fed him, transported him


Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differ Pacific summit ends with no communique

The 21 nations at the APEC summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of the WTO


Netanyahu faces key meeting amid Israel early polls call Israel facing early polls call

The talks come ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, and amid a political crisis triggered by the defence minister's resignation on Wednesday


US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

The coalition confirms strikes in the area but said no "civilian casualties are associated" with them


Death toll rises to 76 in California fire Death toll rises to 76 in California fire

President Donald Trump surveys what remained of their Northern California community


Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps Cyclone kills 33 in India

Rescuers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday


APEC leaders seek unity after US, China spat APEC leaders seek unity after US, China spat

Wrapping up a two-day summit here, leaders will strive to craft a statement on the uncontroversial parts of their agenda



France fuel protest: One dead in 'yellow vest' blockades France fuel protests take deadly turn

The female protester who died was struck after a driver surrounded by demonstrators panicked and accelerated


Jamal Khashoggi: US 'yet to conclude' who was behind the murder US 'yet to conclude' who killed Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia has called the claim false and denied he had any knowledge




California wildfires: Trump visits state's deadliest wildfire Trump tours California's wildfire damage

The Camp Fire, in northern California, has killed at least 71 people


New Maldives leader warns of 'dire' economy, renews India ties New Maldives leader warns of 'dire' economy, renews India ties

Modi watched as Solih was sworn in at a special parliament session held at the National Football Stadium in the capital Male


British PM takes pot-shot at plotters British PM takes pot-shot at plotters

May is fighting to salvage her proposed Brexit agreement


Israeli forces disperse journalists' protest in West Bank Israeli forces disperse journalists' protest in West Bank

The peaceful demonstration receives brutal reaction with strong tear gas


Climate change protests block London bridges Climate change protests block London bridges

Sit-down demonstrators blocked five bridges over the River Thames in the city centre


Argentine submarine San Juan imploded: official Argentine submarine San Juan imploded: official

The Argentine navy submarine that was located a year after it disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean suffered an implosion


Peacekeeper killed in restive Central Africa's west: UN Peacekeeper killed in restive Central Africa's west: UN

The soldier died late Friday of injuries after the raid on the base in Gbambia


Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria: monitor Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria: monitor

IS overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" in land it controlled


Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor

Prosecutors say the defendant embraced the extremist ideology of the Islamic State group


669 children killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar in 14 months: UN 669 children killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar in 14 months: UN

These findings are in line with what other UN bodies have found, confirming killing, maiming, and rape


7 killed, over 8,000 flee homes as quakes, landslides hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia 7 killed in Indonesia quakes, landslides

The seven people were killed during evacuation


Brexiteer cabinet ministers in plan to shift May on EU deal Brexiteers seek to shift May on EU deal

The five ministers include Michael Gove and Liam Fox - who on Friday publicly threw their support behind the PM


Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners China's Xi takes aim at US protectionism

Mr Xi was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, where US-Chinese tensions are likely to be centre stage


Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found Missing Argentina submarine found

The ARA San Juan submarine disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017


Iraq's president Rouhani visits Iran weeks after US renews sanctions Iraq's president Rouhani visits Iran

Iran, which had major influence over Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, is hoping to maintain exports to its neighbour


Abe visits Australia’s Darwin shrine to Japanese war dead Abe visits Australia’s Darwin shrine

Abe arrived in Darwin on Friday for meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison


Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summit Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summit

The US doesn't have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which China regards as a renegade province


Japan PM Abe's in historic visit to Australia’s Darwin 76 years after bombing Abe's historic visit to bombed Australia's Darwin

The first raids in February 1942 left about 250 people dead, hundreds more injured, and destroyed numerous Allied ships


US promises Ukraine to fight Russian pipeline to Germany US promises Ukraine to fight Russian pipeline to Germany

Pompeo says Ukraine had “no greater friend than the United States” in its struggle against “Russian aggression”


UN adopts resolution on HR situation in Myanmar UN adopts resolution on HR situation in Myanmar

A total of 142 countries voted in favour of the resolution and 10 countries stood against it while 26 countries refrained from casting votes


US politician stands to win election by one vote US politician stands to win election by one vote

Democrat Jim Glenn is poised to win a seat in the state’s legislature by one vote after a final tally was announced Thursday


Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire Over 1,000 missing in California fire

The eight additional victims brings to 71 the number of people who have died in the so-called Camp Fire


Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit Northern California chokes on toxic air as Trump set to visit

More than 600 people have been reported missing since the inferno erupted November 8


US intelligence says prince ordered Khashoggi killing: US officials Prince ordered Khashoggi killing: US officials

The Trump administration this week sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged role in the killing


Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated Cyclone kills 13 in India's Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour


Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to challenge governor poll loss Georgia Democrat to challenge poll defeat

Ms Abrams, the Democratic challenger to Republican Brian Kemp, said this was not a "concession" but an acknowledgement she could not win


Trump 'personally answers Mueller Russia questions' Trump 'answers Mueller Russia questions'

Mr Mueller has been looking into allegations of collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russia since 2017


Unicef calls on int'l community to support Rohingya children Unicef calls on int'l community to support Rohingya children

Unicef spokesperson in Geneva Christophe Boulierac says education remains high on their list of concerns – particularly for teenagers in the camp


In first, US votes against UN censure of Israel over Golan US votes against UN censure

US Ambassador Nikki Haley called the resolution "useless" and "plainly biased against Israel," citing concerns about Iran's military role in Syria

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