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  • Algerian students protest against Bouteflika 'tricks'

    Algerian students protest against Bouteflika 'tricks'

    Hundreds of students protested in the Algerian capital on Tuesday, accusing ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of seeking to prolong his two-decade rule despite abandoning his bid for a fifth term. "The students are resisting the extension of...

  • 'Reassurance' but no changes to backstop: Irish PM

    'Reassurance' but no changes to backstop: Irish PM

    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Britain had been offered "reassurance and guarantees" over the Brexit deal as MPs in London prepare to vote Tuesday on whether to accept the withdrawal agreement. But Varadkar denied that a last-ditch...

  • Reform global economy - or risk collapse of global infrastructure: UN

    Reform global economy - or risk collapse of global infrastructure: UN

    Extracting and processing materials, fuel and food contributes as much as half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, the UN said Tuesday, as experts gathered in Kenya to find ways to rein in exploding global consumption. Using dozens of data...

  • British MPs face decisive Brexit vote

    British MPs face decisive Brexit vote

    Updated 11.40am British MPs must decide on Tuesday whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a vote that could clear the way for Britain to leave the EU on March 29. As the scheduled departure date loomed nearly three years after...

  • Second crash of new Boeing 737 MAX 8 sparks fears in the aviation industry

    Second crash of new Boeing 737 MAX 8 sparks fears in the aviation industry

    Airlines in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets on Monday as investigators recovered the black boxes from a brand-new passenger jet that crashed outside Addis Ababa a day earlier, killing all 157 people on board. The...

  • Britain braces for make-or-break Brexit vote

    Britain braces for make-or-break Brexit vote

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal Monday what changes, if any, she has secured to her EU divorce deal, on the eve of a crucial vote in parliament less than three weeks before Brexit day. Two months ago, parliament...

  • Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

    Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

    An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision a year and a half after she went on trial.  Siti Aisyah...

  • Child's body washes up on Greek island of Lesbos

    Child's body washes up on Greek island of Lesbos

    The body of a child believed to have drowned in a migrant boat accident washed up on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday, the Greek coastguard said. The body of the girl, between four and six years old, was found "in an advanced state of...

  • Dozens of police injured after clashes ahead of Ukraine poll

    Dozens of police injured after clashes ahead of Ukraine poll

    Ukraine's police said Sunday that 25 officers were injured in clashes with ultra-nationalists who tried to attack a presidential motorcade ahead of elections at the end of this month. Nineteen police officers were hospitalised in the city of...

  • Italy's PM heads off coalition split over high-speed rail project

    Italy's PM heads off coalition split over high-speed rail project

    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears to have headed off a crisis over the disputed Turin-Lyon high-speed rail project that threatened to split the coalition government, Italian media reported Sunday. Conte, a trained lawyer, helped draft...

  • New German leftist movement wobbles as co-founder retreats

    New German leftist movement wobbles as co-founder retreats

    The German far left's star politician Sahra Wagenknecht said Sunday she was quitting the leadership of a new populist movement that aims to address the concerns of the poor and win back working-class voters but has struggled to gain...

  • No survivors as passenger plane crashes with 157 aboard

    No survivors as passenger plane crashes with 157 aboard

    Updated 3.15pm A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as world leaders offered condolences to distraught...

  • Gunmen open fire in Mexican nightclub, killing at least 15

    Gunmen open fire in Mexican nightclub, killing at least 15

    Armed assailants opened fire in a nightclub in central Mexico in the early hours of Saturday, leaving at least 15 people dead and three others wounded, prosecutors said. The incident took place in the city of Salamanca in Guanajuato state, where...

  • Get ready - it's the week that decides Brexit

    Get ready - it's the week that decides Brexit

    British MPs this week finally have to decide how and when they want to leave the European Union, with just days to go before Britain's scheduled departure on March 29. They will vote again on Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal and, if...

  • Sudan court sentences 9 women protesters to flogging

    Sudan court sentences 9 women protesters to flogging

    A Sudanese emergency court on Saturday sentenced nine women protesters to 20 lashes each for participating in an unauthorised demonstration against President Omar al-Bashir's rule, defence lawyers said. The ruling by the Khartoum court came...

  • Twelve dead in Colombia plane crash

    Twelve dead in Colombia plane crash

    A plane crash in Colombia killed 12 people on Saturday, aviation and emergency services said. The Douglas DC-3 aircraft, a twin-engine propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s, crashed in the center-east of the country on a flight...

  • Moscow airport staff find 'mortar shell' on US embassy staffer

    Moscow airport staff find 'mortar shell' on US embassy staffer

    Security staff at Moscow's main airport confiscated a "mortar shell" from a US embassy staffer on Saturday, in what the foreign ministry described as a "provocation," local media reported. Security staff at Sheremetyevo airport, the biggest in...

  • EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

    EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

    British and EU officials were meeting Saturday to try again to break the deadlock over their divorce deal, less than three weeks before Brexit. The two sides are trying to find a way to make the withdrawal agreement acceptable to British MPs, who...

  • Malaysian jailed for more than ten years for insulting Islam

    Malaysian jailed for more than ten years for insulting Islam

    A Malaysian citizen was given more than 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social media, police said Saturday, one of the country's harshest such sentences in recent years. Issues related to race, religion and...

  • Nearly 100 injured as ferry collides with whale in Japan

    Nearly 100 injured as ferry collides with whale in Japan

    At least 87 passengers in a high speed ferry were injured in an apparent collision with a marine animal in the sea of Japan on Saturday, coastguards and media said. Five people were seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just before the...