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Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters

Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters

AFP :Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil

UK leadership favourite Johnson hits more turmoil on last voting day

UK leadership favourite Johnson hits more turmoil on last voting day

AFP :Britain's leadership contest entered its finale Monday with the favourite Boris Johnson facing more defections from ministers over his Brexit plan.The month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

AFP :Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.The 41-year-old became Ukraine's youngest ever

Israeli forces surround demolition-threatened Palestinian homes

AFP . Jerusalem :Israeli forces surrounded a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegal south of Jerusalem early Monday, an AFP journalist saw, ahead of expected demolitions that have drawn

Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker

AFP :British Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials on Monday to discuss how to respond after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the

India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

AFP :India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called

Abe on course to retain majority in upper house election

Abe on course to retain majority in upper house election

AFP, Tokyo :Japanese voters cast ballots Sunday in an upper house election, with Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc looking to protect its majority and keep on track plans to amend the

Johnson is almost certain to become Britain's next PM

Johnson is almost certain to become Britain's next PM

Supporters of Boris Johnson, who looks certain to become the next British prime minister, hail his optimistic vision for post-Brexit Britain, but insist he will have a team to take

Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon

Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon

AFP, Houston :Houston's Space Center counted down Saturday night to the exact moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon, marking

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

AFP, Moscow :More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities' refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests

Reuters, Hong Kong: Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no signs of let-up, with anger over an extradition bill

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More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfiresAFP, AmendoaMore than a thousand firefighters battled Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations, in a region where dozens

Thousands rally in support of Hong Kong police

Thousands rally in support of Hong Kong police

AP, Hong Kong :Tens of thousands of people rallied in support of Hong Kong's police and pro-Beijing leadership on Saturday, a vivid illustration of the polarisation coursing through the city

Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

AP, Alexandria :A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography.An

US offers $7m to find Hezbollah agent as Pompeo visits Argentina

US offers $7m to find Hezbollah agent as Pompeo visits Argentina

AFP, Buenos Aires :The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused of masterminding a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in

Pentagon intelligence chief says Iran does not want war

Pentagon intelligence chief says Iran does not want war

AP, Aspen :As tensions in the Persian Gulf continued to ramp up on Friday afternoon amid news that Iran had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz,

Boris Johnson 'will do a great job as PM': Trump

AP, Washington :US President Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would do "a great job" as UK prime minister and they would have "a very good relationship"."He's a different kind

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Germany marks 75th anniv of plot to kill HitlerAP, Berlin Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to the conspirators

Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

AFP, New Delhi :Pakistan will grant consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav according to its laws, Pakistan foreign ministry said in a late night statement.The ministry also said

Pence announces sanctions on Iranian-linked leaders in Iraq

Pence announces sanctions on Iranian-linked leaders in Iraq

AP, Washington :Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States is imposing sanctions on the leaders of two Iranian-linked militia groups in Iraq."Let me be clear, the

Somali-born lawmaker brands Trump 'fascist' after rally taunt

Somali-born lawmaker brands Trump 'fascist' after rally taunt

AFP, Washington  :Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar branded Donald Trump a "fascist" on Thursday as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of "Send her back!" directed at

UN reaches agreement with Yemen rebels to resume food deliveries

UN reaches agreement with Yemen rebels to resume food deliveries

AFP, United Nations :The World Food Program has reached an agreement in principle with Yemen's Huthi rebels to resume food aid to areas they control, the agency's chief said

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Ukraine's President says he backs prisoner swap with RussiaAP, UkraineUkraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to

Merkel criticises Trump comments on congresswomen

Merkel criticises Trump comments on congresswomen

AP, Berlin :German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers "the strength

Iran FM at UN accuses US of 'economic terrorism'

Iran FM at UN accuses US of 'economic terrorism'

AFP, United Nations :Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday renewed accusations that the United States was waging "economic terrorism," on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply

Johnson suggests EU would bear some blame for no-deal Brexit

Johnson suggests EU would bear some blame for no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, suggested Wednesday that the EU would bear some responsibility if he took his country out of the bloc without a

Myanmar filmmaker charged over facebook posts about military

Myanmar filmmaker charged over facebook posts about military

Reuters, Yangon :A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial despite concern

US against any country purchasing Russia's S-400 defence system: Pentagon

US against any country purchasing Russia's S-400 defence system: Pentagon

PTI, Washington :The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is against any country purchasing military

Sea-Watch captain Rackete faces Italian prosecutor over migrant rescue

Sea-Watch captain Rackete faces Italian prosecutor over migrant rescue

AFP, Agrigento :German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly

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UN nuclear watchdog chief to step down next yearAFP, ViennaThe head of the UN's nuclear watchdog Yukiya Amano will step down in March for health reasons, diplomatic sources said Wednesday,