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Mexico has seen gains but suffered losses in its long offensive against drug cartels

Ten years after Mexico declared a war on drugs, the offensive has left some major drug cartels splintered and many old-line kingpins like Joaquin...

Rebels ready to withdraw from Aleppo

The Russian military says it is preparing for the rebels’ withdrawal from Aleppo. The military’s Centre for Reconciliation in Syria said that 20 buses and...

Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral

Sunday morning Mass was drawing to a close at the chapel next to St Mark's Cathedral, the seat of Egypt's ancient Coptic Orthodox Church,...

Delhi residents tackle pollution issues in world’s dirtiest city

The truth of New Delhi’s toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her three-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year....

No more room for the dead in Aleppo

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged...
Air force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, prepares to take off from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump wants the government's contract for a new Air Force One canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Donald Trump calls to cancel new Air Force One order from Boeing

US President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the ageing...

Russia bets on Trump presidency

Vladimir Putin wants to make Russia great again. For that, he may need a hand from Donald Trump. For the Russian president, relief from crippling...

Indian actress-turned-politician Jayaram Jayalalithaa dies

Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist during a campaign rally at the Lackawanna College Student Union in downtown Scranton, Pa., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Donald Trump will leave businesses to focus on presidency

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he’s leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation’s 45th president, bowing to pressure to...
Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has called for women to be able to drive in the kingdom

Prince Alwaleed: It’s time for Saudi women to drive

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has issued a public call for women to be allowed to drive in the conservative kingdom. Prince Alwaleed made...

Plane with Brazilian football club team crashes in Colombia

A chartered aircraft with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian football team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has...

Trump slams recount push as ‘a scam,’ says election is over

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his November 8 victory, confronting the Green...

Celebration, sorrow and slights greet news of Castro’s death

While the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro prompted cheers from the country's exiles in Miami, the 90-year-old revolutionary leader's passing produced expressions of...

Indian railways suffer from inadequate funds and neglect

It’s often described as India’s lifeline, transporting 23 million people across the vast South Asian country each day. India’s rail network, the world’s third largest,...

7.4 earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima coast

Coastal residents fled to higher ground as a powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate tsunamis toward Japan's northeastern shore on Tuesday and fuelled...

Activists: Intense bombing of Syria’s Aleppo kills 20

Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighbourhoods in Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday, the worst since airstrikes resumed earlier this week, said Syrian...

Rodrigo Duterte hits out at US and Western ‘bullies’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lambasted the United States and other Western nations as bullies and hypocrites, while he praised Russia as a "great...

Hundreds dead after train derails in northern India

At least 100 people have died after 14 coaches of a passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early on Sunday, officials said. More...
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, smoke rises after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a food factory in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Saudi-led coalition declares 48-hour-ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition has declared a 48-hour ceasefire in Yemen, on the condition that Shiite rebels abide by it and allow humanitarian assistance...

Duterte ready to befriend Trump

The Philippine president, who has lashed out at US counterpart Barack Obama for criticising his deadly crackdown on drugs, said his ties with the...




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