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  • Climate demonstrators block London roads

    Climate demonstrators block London roads

    Climate change protesters brought a bridge in London to a standstill on Monday and blocked major roads in the capital, kicking off days of planned civil disobedience events in cities around the world. More than a thousand people blocked off...

  • 2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent

    2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent

    The devastating floods that have swamped many parts of Iran since March have left two million people in need of humanitarian aid, the Red Crescent said Monday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods...

  • Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    India's election watchdog on Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country's national vote for making provocative speeches which it said could stir communal unrest. The measures came after the Supreme Court called on the...

  • Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive

    Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive

    A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news of her whereabouts. Louisa...

  • Watch: Pete Buttigieg launches his US presidential campaign before huge crowd

    Watch: Pete Buttigieg launches his US presidential campaign  before huge crowd

    Pete Buttigieg, the liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, officially launched his presidential bid Sunday, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination in 2020. The 37-year-old...

  • Ukraine leader debates alone as vote frontrunner a no-show

    Ukraine leader debates alone as vote frontrunner a no-show

    Ukraine's incumbent leader on Sunday warned the country's future was in danger as he failed to lure out a comedian tipped to become the next president into a debate before a high-stakes run-off vote. The actor Volodymyr Zelensky's predictable...

  • Major Facebook outage affects millions

    Major Facebook outage affects millions

    A Facebook outage has affected millions of people in several countries, including Malta. Users reported that they have been unable to access the social network. The outage has affected most of Europe, the US and parts of Asia.   The problems are...

  • Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting

    Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting

    Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. WHO's Libya account said on Twitter the...

  • Three killed in dramatic aircraft runway accident near Everest

    Three killed in dramatic aircraft runway accident near Everest

    A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said. The accident happened at Lukla airport which is the main gateway to the Everest...

  • Donald Trump given 10 days to hand over tax returns

    Donald Trump given 10 days to hand over tax returns

    Democratic lawmakers on Saturday gave tax authorities a final deadline of April 23 to hand over President Donald Trump's tax returns, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was considering. Democrats have seized on the...

  • London police fire shots after vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car

    London police fire shots after vehicle rams Ukraine embassy car

    Police opened fire outside Ukraine's embassy in London on Saturday after a vehicle rammed into the ambassador's parked car and then drove at officers called to the scene. No diplomatic staff were injured in the incident and nor was the suspect, a...

  • Abbas loyalists dominate new Palestinian government

    Abbas loyalists dominate new Palestinian government

    Incoming Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his new cabinet Saturday alongside president Mahmud Abbas. Several key positions were unchanged from the previous administration of Rami Hamdallah. Analysts say the change of...

  • Colourful ancient tomb unveiled in major discovery in Egypt

    Colourful ancient tomb unveiled in major discovery in Egypt

    In a major archaeological discovery, Egypt on Saturday unveiled the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official adorned with colourful reliefs and well-preserved inscriptions. The tomb, south of Saqqara, a vast necropolis south of Cairo, belongs to a senior...

  • IS claims deadly fruit market bombing in Pakistan

    IS claims deadly fruit market bombing in Pakistan

    So-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday that killed 20 people and left 48 more injured.  The group released a photograph of the bomber along with his name on Saturday and said the...

  • Taliban claim attack as spring offensive begins

    Taliban claim attack as spring offensive begins

    The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in eastern Afghanistan that the group said was part of its newly announced spring offensive. According to Afghan officials, Taliban fighters on Friday night detonated two truck bombs in...

  • Man killed in new cow lynching in India

    Man killed in new cow lynching in India

    Indian police said Saturday one man was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in the latest case of so-called cow lynching. The animal is revered by Hindus and according to Human Rights Watch, 44 people...

  • Kim gains more power in N. Korea leadership shuffle

    Kim gains more power in N. Korea leadership shuffle

    North Korea has replaced its long-serving head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un, promoting a man who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state media said Friday. The move came as part of a...

  • Scaffolding or modern art? Jury out on new Paris fountains

    Scaffolding or modern art? Jury out on new Paris fountains

    Expensive decorative scaffolding, or a welcome addition to the French capital's most famous avenue? New designer fountains on the Champs-Elysees have reopened a debate in Paris about how to add modern twists to the city's beloved classic...

  • Students at US university approve fund to benefit slave descendants

    Students at US university approve fund to benefit slave descendants

    Students at Georgetown University have approved a fund that would benefit the descendants of slaves sold by the elite Jesuit school in the 1800s. Creation of the reparations fund was approved in a student referendum and the results were announced...

  • Hague court turns down Afghan war crimes probe as US hails victory

    Hague court turns down Afghan war crimes probe as US hails victory

    The International Criminal Court turned down Friday a request to open a war crimes probe in Afghanistan, with the United States hailing a victory for its strong-armed tactic of revoking the chief prosecutor's visa. Rights groups denounced the...