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`Demands not met`: Anti-govt protests resume in Iraq

`Demands not met`: Anti-govt protests resume in Iraq

Al Jazeera News :Protesters have gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square to mark one year since anti-government protests erupted and gripped Iraq.Sunday's demonstrations renewed calls from last October which saw

Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24

Reuters, Kabul :A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.A Ministry of

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

Al Jazeera News :The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the remote islands, has seen a record increase, according to study results released on

At least 22 killed in Ghana church collapse

Al Jazeera News :At least 22 people, including a baby, were killed when an unfinished three-storey building collapsed in eastern Ghana, emergency officials said on Friday.The accident happened on

Pakistan to remain on global terror financing 'grey' list

Pakistan to remain on global terror financing 'grey' list

Al Jazeera News :Pakistan will remain on a terrorism financing watch list until it completely implements a set of preventive guidelines, a global watchdog said, urging Islamabad to improve

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million Coronavirus cases

Asia becomes second region to exceed 10 million Coronavirus cases

Reuters :Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue to mount

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers amid talk of emergency

Malaysia's king to consult with rulers amid talk of emergency

Reuters, Kuala Lumpur :Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah will consult with other rulers to discuss proposals by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the palace said on Saturday, after sources told Reuters

Poland President Duda tests positive for virus

Poland President Duda tests positive for virus

BBC Online :Polish President Andrzej Duda has contracted Covid-19 but is feeling "fine", a presidential minister says.Mr Duda, 48, was tested on Friday and found to be positive, Blazej

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Al Jazeera News :Egyptians are voting to elect a new parliament which critics say will just replicate a "rubber-stamp" body in place since 2015 under hardline President Abdel Fattah

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed in unrest

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed in unrest

Al Jazeera News :Nigeria's president announced 51 civilians were killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses and blamed "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting security

Toxic algae blamed for mass marine death in Russia: Kamchatka

BBC Online :The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Kamchatka in Russia's far east was most likely caused by toxic algae and not man-made factors, Russian

Chileans who voted out Pinochet in referendum turn focus to his Constitution

Chileans who voted out Pinochet in referendum turn focus to his Constitution

Reuters, Santiago :Chileans will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they want to swap a constitution written during the Pinochet dictatorship in favor of a

Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off US reaction

Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off US reaction

Reuters, Ankara :Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Turkey had been testing the S-400 air defense system it bought from Russia, adding that the objection from NATO

Xi says China not afraid of war in speech to mark Korean War

Xi says China not afraid of war in speech to mark Korean War

Al Jazeera News :President Xi Jinping warned on Friday that China was not afraid of war and would never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined,

Europe daily coronavirus cases double in 10 days Reports 200,000 daily cases for the first time

Europe daily coronavirus cases double in 10 days Reports 200,000 daily cases for the first time

Reuters :Europe's reported coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with many Southern

Afghan air raid kills at least 12 in mosque

Al Jazeera News :An Afghan military air raid targeting Taliban fighters has killed at least 12 people, including children, and wounded 14 in an attack that hit a religious

Refugees allege physical, sexual abuse by Croatian authorities

Refugees allege physical, sexual abuse by Croatian authorities

Al Jazeera News :Refugees and migrants have sustained "severe injuries" after having allegedly been whipped, beaten and sexually abused at the hands of Croatian authorities during their attempts

India, US set for military pact on satellite data during Pompeo visit

India, US set for military pact on satellite data during Pompeo visit

Reuters, New Delhi :India is closing in on an agreement with the United States that will give it access to satellite data for better accuracy of missiles and drones,

Spain first European nation to top 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain first European nation to top 1 million Covid-19 cases

Reuters, Madrid :Spain became the first Western European country to exceed 1 million COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite a series of increasingly

5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears

5 South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears

Reuters, Seoul :Five people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation

Australian writer detained in Beijing, as suspected former Chinese spy

Australian writer detained in Beijing, as suspected former Chinese spy

Reuters, Sydney :Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn't publicly named was a former Chinese spy, according

SARS: Lagos protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos

SARS: Lagos protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos

Al Jazeera News :Nigeria's anti-police protesters stayed on the streets in Lagos on Wednesday despite a government curfew following a night of chaotic violence in which demonstrators were fired upon.A

5 dead in Karachi building blast

Al Jazeera News :Islamabad, Pakistan - At least five people have been killed and more than 20 wounded after an explosion in a residential building in the southern Pakistani city

UK lockdowns Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

UK lockdowns Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

Reuters, London :About six million people in the United Kingdom face tougher COVID-19 lockdowns in coming days as Wales and Manchester, the country's third largest city, mull additional restrictions as

Fauci 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got Covid-19

Al Jazeera News :Top United States infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said he was "absolutely not" surprised that President Donald Trump contracted the coronavirus.The US president announced earlier this month

Chinese soldier captured in Ladakh, India says will be returned

Chinese soldier captured in Ladakh, India says will be returned

Al Jazeera News :The Indian army says it has apprehended a Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayan region where both countries

French police conduct raids in crackdown after teacher beheading

Reuters, Paris :French police on Monday raided Islamic associations and foreigners suspected of extremist religious beliefs, police sources said, three days after a suspected Islamist beheaded a school teacher.History teacher

US legislators call on Egypt's el-Sisi to release prisoners

Al Jazeera News :More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience.In a letter released on

Kyrgyzstan’s acting president seeks Constitution change to run for full term

Kyrgyzstan’s acting president seeks Constitution change to run for full term

Reuters :Kyrgyzstan's new acting president Sadyr Japarov, who came to power last week in a popular uprising, said on Monday he plans to run for a full term if the

Saudi Arabia resumes prayers at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Al Jazeera News :Saudi Arabia is allowing its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform daily prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest site in Islam,