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  • In Middle East, impunity reigned in 2018: Amnesty

    In Middle East, impunity reigned in 2018: Amnesty

    Global indifference is fuelling atrocities across the Middle East, rights watchdog Amnesty International warned Tuesday in a report condemning what it called growing impunity. "The crackdown on civil society actors and political opponents...

  • British PM says parliament can vote on any Brexit delay

    British PM says parliament can vote on any Brexit delay

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would allow parliament to vote on March 14 on whether to delay Brexit if MPs reject both her deal and the prospect of leaving the EU without an agreement. If those two options are rejected the...

  • India says many militants 'eliminated' in anti-Pakistan air strike

    India says many militants 'eliminated' in anti-Pakistan air strike

    India said Tuesday its warplanes attacked a militant camp where Pakistan-backed fighters were preparing suicide attacks on its cities, sending tensions between the arch-rivals to a new peak. A "very large number" of militants from the...

  • Irish tomb raiders steal head of 800-year-old crusader

    Irish tomb raiders steal head of 800-year-old crusader

    Tomb-raiding vandals have stolen the head of an 800-year-old mummified body known as the 'Crusader' from a Dublin crypt, police and church officials said Tuesday. Several other mummies including the 400-year-old remains of a nun were also...

  • Israel ex-minister sentenced to 11 years for spying for Iran

    Israel ex-minister sentenced to 11 years for spying for Iran

    An Israeli ex-minister was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for spying for his country's main enemy Iran after a plea bargain in the case, the prosecutor said. Gonen Segev, who served as energy and infrastructure minister from 1995 to...

  • UK PM faces ministerial resignations threat over Brexit

    UK PM faces ministerial resignations threat over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May faced the threat Tuesday of more ministerial resignations over her refusal to rule out the possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal on March 29. Three junior ministers penned a letter in...

  • Prospect of second Brexit referendum raised by Labour opposition

    Prospect of second Brexit referendum raised by Labour opposition

    Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it could support a second Brexit referendum as the European Union opened the door to postponing the country's exit from the bloc beyond the March 29 deadline. Britain remains as divided as ever over...

  • Iran FM Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

    Iran FM Zarif announces resignation on Instagram

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was the lead negotiator in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, has abruptly tendered his resignation, although there was no sign President Hassan Rouhani had accepted it. Zarif offered...

  • Venezuelans trapped along border after weekend unrest

    Venezuelans trapped along border after weekend unrest

    Venezuelans trapped along border after weekend unrestSome Venezuelans are living in limbo across the border in Colombia, trapped after a failed effort to bring humanitarian aid into their country. That weekend drive turned violent as supporters of...

  • Top Pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

    Top Pope aide Cardinal Pell convicted of child sex crimes

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisors, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes. An Australian jury unanimously found...

  • EU calls Brexit delay 'rational' as Labour moots new referendum

    EU calls Brexit delay 'rational' as Labour moots new referendum

    Updated 8.50pm. Adds Labour second referendum announcement The European Union opened the door Monday to Britain postponing its exit from the bloc beyond the March 29 deadline, as the main opposition Labour Party said it could eventually support a...

  • Sala plane did not have commercial licence - investigators

    Sala plane did not have commercial licence - investigators

    The plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala that crashed in the Channel last month did not have a commercial licence, British investigators said Monday. But the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the journey would have been allowed as a...

  • UN chief launches global push against hate speech

    UN chief launches global push against hate speech

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday launched a new global strategy to combat hate speech, a growing scourge he said has "poisoned" debate on crucial challenges like migration.  Guterres announced the effort, which will be led by his...

  • Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit: Seoul

    Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit: Seoul

    Hopes that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will formally declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War at the Hanoi summit rose Monday, after South Korea said the two leaders could reach an agreement. The devastating conflict between communist North...

  • Venezuelans park aid boats, retreating from navy threat

    Venezuelans park aid boats, retreating from navy threat

    US-based Venezuelan opposition supporters have parked two boatloads of humanitarian aid in Curacao, retreating from a bid to ship it to their country following a warning from the navy. The shipments are part of a broader aid drive that aims to...

  • Cuba votes in referendum on new constitution

    Cuba votes in referendum on new constitution

    Cubans voted in a referendum on a new constitution Sunday with the backdrop of mounting pressure from the United States and continued support for Venezuela's socialist regime. Results of the vote, which the government turned into a plebiscite on...

  • Brexit could be delayed until 2021 - The Guardian

    Brexit could be delayed until 2021 - The Guardian

    Top EU officials are seriously considering delaying Brexit until 2021 as Brussels grows increasingly exasperated by the UK's handling of the matter, the Guardian reported on Sunday.  The plans, which would see the March deadline extended by a...

  • Plane hijack foiled in Bangladesh, all passengers safe

    Plane hijack foiled in Bangladesh, all passengers safe

    All passengers on board a Dubai-bound Bangladesh Biman plane are safe after Bangladeshi security forces foiled a hijack attempt by a lone suspect on Sunday, a senior air force official said. "We have successfully rescued everyone," said Air Vice...

  • Guaido ramps up pressure after deadly Venezuela border clashes

    Guaido ramps up pressure after deadly Venezuela border clashes

    International pressure mounted against Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, with Washington vowing to "take action" after opposition efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the country descended into bloody chaos. Self-declared interim...

  • Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties

    Moldova holds election, torn between pro-Moscow and pro-EU parties

    Moldovans began voting Sunday in an election that reflects the tiny ex-Soviet republic's longstanding division between those seeking closer ties with Moscow and those backing moves to join the European Union. Wedged between Ukraine and Romania,...