Bodies of ‘twins’ found in clean-up of Kenya river

Kenya's authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital,...

Kirchner, ex-Argentine leader seeks vice-presidency

With polls giving her strong support ahead of October elections, former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner made the surprise announcement Saturday that she will seek...

Boris Johnson favourite to succeed Theresa May – Poll

A public opinion poll suggests that pro-Brexit Boris Johnson, the ex-mayor of London and Britain’s former foreign secretary, has the best shot at succeeding...

No country has the ‘illusion’ to confront Iran – Minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said he did not believe a war would break out in the region as Tehran did...

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf

U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the...

Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes, industries

Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production...

UK issues travel warning for British-Iranian nationals

British-Iranian dual nationals should avoid all travels to Iran, the British Foreign Office said. In a statement, the Foreign Office said it has changed its...

Polls open in Australia’s election, Labour tipped for victory

About 17 million Australians are voting Saturday, with final surveys predicting a centre-left Labour victory. Polls opened at 8:00 am local (2200 GMT) and the...

Photographer sues Ariana Grande for photo posted on Instagram

American photographer Robert Barbera has sued Ariana Grande over two photographs she shared on Instagram that showed her shopping in New York City. Barbera is...

We’ve got chips: Huawei shrugs off Trump ban

Huawei’s chipset subsidiary HiSilicon on Friday said it will use backup chips it has independently developed for years to cope with the ban from...

Al Shabaab now making deadly bombs: UN

A secret UN report said Al Shabaab, Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own bombs, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks. The findings...

Ex-French president Sarkozy bound for trial

The trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy now appears inevitable after a top court rejected his appeal to avoid facing charges of illicit...

Brexit talks collapse as May’s premiership crumbles

Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to...

Venezuela loses $130bn to U.S. sanctions – Envoy

By Isaac Aregbesola The Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, David Velasquez, said on Thursday that his country lost about 130 billion dollars between 2015 and 2018...

Taiwan legalises same sex marriage, first in Asia

In what has been touted as the first in Asia, Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday as the government survived a last-minute attempt...

Trump announces ‘merit-based’ immigration policy plan

Donald Trump has unveiled plans for a new US immigration system designed to favour younger, better-educated, English-speaking workers. Announcing the plan, the US president said...

U.S. risks recession as trade tensions heightens

U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the...

Facebook removes 265 ‘Fake Accounts’ linked to Israel

Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called “inauthentic behavior”...

Former Australian PM dies at 89

Bob Hawke, Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on...

Saudi-led airstrikes pound Sana’a, Yemen’s capital

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit several targets in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a, a local health official linked to the Houthi rebels...
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