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May is plea for EU help cast as failure at home

British prime minister Theresa May’s attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast by opponents on Friday as a humiliating failure that did

Kosovo is parliament overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army

Kosovo's parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region.

Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel is capital

Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime

Palestinian security forces scuffled with Hamas supporters as they broke up a protest

Palestinian security forces scuffled with Hamas supporters as they broke up a protest Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and police said.The protest in the southern

Sri Lanka is strongman leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down from his disputed position

Sri Lanka's strongman leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down from his disputed position of the prime minister on Saturday, his son said.Rajapaksa's legislator son, Namal

Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen is port city of Hudaydah

Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, according to residents, raising fears for a newly agreed truce.The ceasefire for the port was only agreed

13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal rat hole coal mine site in remote northeastern India

At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal ‘rat hole’ coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday.Dozens of

Kosovo is still committed to a Euro Atlantic path it has wandered dramatically off piste in recent weeks

If Kosovo is still committed to a Euro-Atlantic path, it has wandered dramatically off-piste in recent weeks.First it raised a 100% tariff on imports from neighbouring Serbia. Now

A seven year old girl with her father died crossed the US-Mexico border after being taken into custody

A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border with her father died hours after being taken into custody, US media say.The girl, who arrived in

A milestone in a massive and costly US backed operation to eradicate the jihadists from eastern Syria

Kurdish-led forces seized the Islamic State's main hub of Hajin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed operation to eradicate the jihadists from eastern Syria.The

The UN secretary general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming

The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that the U.N. conference on the issue could end without a

President and PM on Friday paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day.First the

Iran deal, Saudi murder the two events alone have undone years of diplomacy in the Middle East: analysts say.

A murdered Saudi journalist. A scrapped Iran nuclear deal. The two events alone have undone years of diplomacy in the Middle East, testing old alliances and shaking up the

Trump bickers with top Democrats over funding

US President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened a government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall in a budget row with top Democrats.During a heated exchange with

3 US Navy attack submarines not certified to dive today

Washington (CNN)Three of the Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarines are "not certified to dive today" due to maintenance delays caused by overcrowded shipyards, officials

British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote despite Brexit chaos

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of confidence in her leadership of her party Wednesday, but not until after a bruising challenge in which she reportedly promised

Google is a tricky case but conservatives please stay strong -- Reject the temptation to regulate the internet

Everyone involved in politics has bad days, when one’s interests conflict with one’s ideals. Some conservatives had a bad day on Tuesday when Google CEO Sundar Pachai appeared

Melania Trump tells Fox News she does what is right despite media criticism

First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday explained that she does what she believes to be the “right” thing, despite any potential disapproval that may come her way. She also

The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong is high-rises

The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade. It is not alone. Along the

Arctic is record warming driving broad environmental changes

Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the United States and Europe, a major US

Time Person of Year goes to journalists

Time magazine yesterday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as its "Person

Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding

US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government over funding a US-Mexican border wall in budget talks with top Democrats.In a heated exchange with Nancy

Bomb threat spurs evacuation at Facebook Is Silicon Valley campus

A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc near San Francisco, police said, but hours after a sweep of

In Aung San Suu Kyi is Myanmar free press hopes wither

Yangon, Myanmar - Screams of "Let them speak!" filled the air as a group of journalists stood in front of the police wagon holding Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo soon

3 killed in France Christmas market

A gunman killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday before fleeing the scene, authorities

Surprise Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September.Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers

Brexit in turmoil as May pulls vote to seek changes to EU divorce

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal to seek more concessions but the European Union refused to renegotiate and lawmakers

Hodeida most difficult issue at Yemen talks

The Yemeni city of Hodeida, home to both a valuable port and frontlines, has proved the most complex issue at UN-sponsored peace talks between warring parties, a source

Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims

Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches yesterday, slamming

Wedding of Mukesh Ambani is daughter cost US$100 million

On Dec 12, Asia's richest man - oil-and-telecom tycoon Mukesh Ambani - is scheduled to give away his daughter Isha to billionaire industrialist Ajay Piramal's son, Anand.The

Tackle climate or face financial crash say world is biggest investors

Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal

US snowstorm kills three in North Carolina

A heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern states, killing at least three people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.A state of emergency has been declared

I can not breathe were Khashoggi is final words report

I can’t breathe,” were the last words uttered by Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul

Brent oil prices rise after OPEC-led group announces 1.2 million bpd supply cut

International oil prices rose on Monday, extending gains from Friday when producer club OPEC and some non-affiliated producers agreed a supply cut of 1.2 million barrels per day

China says rejecting physical cash is illegal amid e-payments popularity

Its comments, made in a post on its official WeChat account, come as electronic payments via Alibaba Group's Alipay or Tencent Holdings's WeChat have become increasingly popular

What we need is a strong electoral system

It is the month of December, our victory month, and this is when we remember all the martyrs and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who fought all his life

Row over Arrest of Huawei CFO: China summons US ambassador

China yesterday summoned the US ambassador to protest the "extremely bad" arrest of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop

Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.On

Trump chief of staff to leave job

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year.There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly

Fresh yellow vest protests hit Paris

The embattled French President Emmanuel Macron — whose name rang out across the Champs-Elysees as protesters shouted “Macron, resign” — is expected to address the

The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the

Violence erupts after Yellow Vest march in Lyon

Frances second city Lyon may be in the middle of its annual biggest event, the world-renowned Festival of Light, and the city is heaving with tourists, but that did not stop the

With new chief of staff Trump tries again to reset White House

Nick Ayers, in talks with President Donald Trump to become his new White House chief of staff, is a 36-year-old political whiz-kid who could help with the looming re-election

5.1 earthquake Japan is Fukushima

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Saturday, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Mostly teenagers, killed in Italy nightclub stampede

At least six people, most of them teenagers, were crushed to death in the early hours of Saturday in a stampede at a nightclub where a concert was being held, officials

Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots

Paris was on high alert Saturday with major security measures in place ahead of fresh ‘yellow vest’ protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in

Diamond studded plane wows Internet

A picture of a bedazzled plane has left many on the Internet both impressed and confused. The picture circulating on social media shows a diamond-studded Emirates aircraft on a

How did Yemen is rebels survive the Saudi-led onslaught?

Yemen is Huthi rebels sit at the negotiating table in Sweden with delegates of the internationally recognised government, undefeated on the battlefield and still firmly in control

Road accident deaths swell to 1.35m each year: WHO

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, World Health Organisation says demanding global action.The

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert as UN ambassador: White House

President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations, two White House officials said yesterday, tapping someone

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