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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits western Iran, dozens with minor injuries 1 April 2018, 9:59 PM

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, injuring at least 54 people, hours before a more moderate tremor shook an area near the capital Tehran, state media reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage after the later, magnitude 4.2, earthquake which shook an area about 90 km (56 miles) from […]

Rising tension at protests over killing of black man in California 1 April 2018, 5:51 PM

Tensions mounted over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Sacramento, California, black man when a protester sustained minor injuries when struck by a sheriff’s patrol car that was under attack by demonstrators, authorities said on Sunday. About 150 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday night to protest the March 18 shooting death of Stephon […]

Volatile situation in Gaza to worsen 1 April 2018, 5:43 PM

Political experts have warned that the current volatile situation in the Gaza Strip is likely to keep worsening and face new uncertainties, this, as medical supplies run out.

Britain and Russia lock horns as Moscow cuts UK diplomats 1 April 2018, 8:36 AM

Moscow also demanded an official explanation for the search of a Russian passenger plane in London, saying it reserved the right to act similarly against British airlines.

Former French President to face corruption trial 31 March 2018, 4:10 PM

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader.

‘Back with eyes open’: Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot 31 March 2018, 10:22 AM

Malala Yousafzai visited the Swat valley Saturday for her first trip back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.

Russia, in spy rift riposte, expels 59 diplomats from 23 countries 31 March 2018, 8:33 AM

Russia expelling diplomats said it was responding to what it called the baseless demands for scores of its own diplomats to leave a slew of mostly Western countries.

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza 30 March 2018, 9:52 PM

Two Palestinians have been killed as Palestinians in Gaza were planning a six-week-long tent city protest near the Israeli border.

U.S. visa applicants to be asked for social media history -State Dept. 30 March 2018, 7:41 PM

In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for U.S. visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, which must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), […]

Syrians quit Ghouta as talks for last pocket stutter 30 March 2018, 3:22 PM

Hundreds more Syrian rebels and civilians prepared Friday to leave Eastern Ghouta under a negotiated withdrawal, as Russia unilaterally announced a similar deal to empty the final pocket of the battered enclave. The former rebel bastion on the outskirts of Damascus has been drained by a nearly six-week Syrian government assault and a pair of […]

Malala makes an emotional return home to Pakistan 30 March 2018, 6:39 AM

It's an emotional return for Malala Yousafzai who six years ago was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan, for advocating female education.

UN calls for mechanisms of communication to be re-established between Russia, US 29 March 2018, 9:34 PM

The United Nations Chief has called for mechanisms of communication to be re-established between Russia and the United States to avoid any future escalations.

Russia to expel 60 US diplomats 29 March 2018, 8:36 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow would expel 60 US diplomats and close its consulate in Saint Petersburg in a tit-for-tat expulsion over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal.

UN calls for communication mechanisms in Russia, US dispute 29 March 2018, 7:55 PM

The United Nations Chief has called for mechanisms of communication to be re-established between Russia and the United States to avoid any future escalations.

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead 29 March 2018, 8:00 AM

A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells killed 68 people on Wednesday, the country's top prosecutor and inmates' rights group says.

Two Koreas to hold high-level talks ahead of summit 29 March 2018, 5:58 AM

A top South Korean official set off Thursday for a high-level meeting with the North’s officials in the Demilitarized Zone to prepare for an inter-Korean summit, days after Kim Jong Un made his international debut with a surprise trip to China. Kim is due to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in next month, followed by […]

Facebook announces new steps to protect users’ privacy 28 March 2018, 4:02 PM

Facebook said on Wednesday it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users "more in control" of their information on the social media website.

China says North Korea pledges denuclearisation 28 March 2018, 5:54 AM

China said on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during an historic meeting in Beijing with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbour.

SA troops’ deployment in DRC under review 27 March 2018, 9:55 PM

SABC News has exclusively learned that the United Nations is reviewing the deployment of South African National Defence Force troops to its peacekeeping missions over growing concerns of misconduct and indiscipline within its ranks.

U.N. chief “shocked” by top Myanmar general’s comments on Rohingya 27 March 2018, 6:23 PM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed “shock” at comments by Myanmar’s military chief in which he said the Rohingya minority shared nothing in common with the rest of the population and that their demand for citizenship had stoked recent violence. Nearly 700,000 Muslim Rohingya fled to Bangladesh since the military launched a crackdown in […]

Russia to respond appropriately to US expulsion of Russian envoys: RIA 27 March 2018, 2:22 PM

Moscow will respond appropriately to the U.S. expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, RIA news agency reported.

Putin blames Russia mall fire on ‘criminal negligence’ 27 March 2018, 10:02 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the mall fire that killed at least 64 people in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on "criminal negligence" as he visited the site two days after the tragedy.

McCain to release ‘no-holds-barred’ verdict on Trump 27 March 2018, 5:51 AM

Veteran US Senator John McCain is to deliver a “no-holds-barred” verdict on his fellow Republican Donald Trump’s presidency in a new book of memoirs, his publishers announced Monday. Despite being in the same party as the president, McCain has been one of Trump’s most forceful critics over the last two years, both in the run-up […]

Guptas to appear in India court on Monday 26 March 2018, 10:35 AM

The Gupta brothers are on Monday appearing before tax authorities in India in an on-going probe against them.

Tearful Syrians leave rebel enclave in largest evacuation yet 26 March 2018, 7:02 AM

More than 5,000 Syrian rebels and civilians left a ravaged pocket of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, in fresh evacuations that further emptied the former rebel bastion.

Obama: N. Korea ‘real threat’, urges co-operation 25 March 2018, 10:43 AM

North Korea poses a “real threat” whose solution will require international co-operation, former US President Barack Obama said Sunday on a visit to Japan. Obama also said the US needed to ensure there was a defence system in place to protect countries in the region from a potential attack from North Korean missiles. “North Korea […]

Demonstrators gather in Chicago to demand gun control, school safety 25 March 2018, 8:09 AM

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Union Park in Chicago on Saturday to demand stronger gun control laws in light of rising mass shootings across the United States.

A month after PNG quake, cash-strapped govt struggles to help the hardest-hit 25 March 2018, 7:14 AM

Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, having allocated just a fraction of its relief funds, while a rent dispute left disaster officials briefly locked out of their offices. The scale of the emergency is testing the finances and capacity of one of the […]

Crowds march against gun violence in US 24 March 2018, 9:09 PM

Massive crowds have taken to the streets across the United States to protest gun violence and to collectively call for tougher legislation to control the sale of firearms, assault style weapons and ammunition.

British citizens worry about post-Brexit uncertainties 24 March 2018, 8:39 AM

The British citizens are worrying about post-Brexit uncertainties, as March 29 marks the first anniversary of the launch of a two-year countdown to Brexit triggered by British Prime Minister Theresa May.