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Protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone

Protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone

Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers.
  • Migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

    Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.
  • Bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims kills 14 in Iraq

    A car bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in an area near Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and wounding at least 25, security and medical officials said.
  • 14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

    Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors.

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Migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya 14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity Sudan says referendum result shows Darfur 'crisis' over Activists celebrate Earth Day with service, awareness events Ethiopian troops enter South Sudan to rescue 125 children

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Protesters storm parliament in Iraq's Green Zone Bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims kills 14 in Iraq 'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce Syria ceasefire should be 'revitalised' before peace talks resume Kurds, Shi'ites agree to withdraw forces from north Iraq town after clashes Fierce bombardment in Syria's Aleppo province kills 25

Europe

Spain bristles at Eurovision ban of Basque flag... alongside IS Helicopter crash off Norway kills 13 oil workers Only one in five European films made by women, says report Austria adopts tough new asylum laws amid far-right surge Without Ronaldo, Madrid holds City 0-0 in Champions League Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

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North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage Canada PM condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of Philippines hostage North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success' Activists celebrate Earth Day with service, awareness events Fuel-cheating scandal wipes $2.5bn off Mitsubishi stock Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

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North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage Clashes near Trump rally in California Trump vows 'America First' foreign policy

Latin America & Caribbean

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy Guatemala deploys 3,000 troops to disputed border with Belize

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Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

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'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives.  South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity Helicopter crash off Norway kills 13 oil workers North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage Clashes near Trump rally in California

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels

More than 30 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security ...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly ...

Police, protesters clash in Turkey over newspaper seizure

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the pre ...

Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest in parliament

Opposition MPs in Kosovo disrupted the first parliamentary session of the year on Friday with what has become their commonplace method of protest -- r ...

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Sanctions and Defiance in North Korea

North Korea has now been sanctioned five times by the United Nations Security Council for its nuclear and missile tests: resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 ...

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