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Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east

Rapes, ethnic attacks rising in DR Congo's lawless east Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Sexual and ethnic violence are alarmingly on the rise in Democratic Republic of Congo's lawless east, spawning a humanitarian catastrophe with millions forced to flee their homes.
Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster.
South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges

South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges.
Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for combating sexual violence Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib

Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

Turkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area.
Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack

Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

 Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday.
Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.
Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia

Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

A forest fire erupted Tuesday in Croatia's southern Peljesac peninsula, prompting the evacuation of dozens of villagers and tourists and destroying four houses, officials said.
Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor

Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

 France's combative former prime minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what will be an unprecedented bid for political power in another European country.
Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

Defiant British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations.
Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president

Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Several hundred anti-graft activists took to the streets of Malawi on Friday to protest against alleged corruption in the government of President Peter Mutharika.
127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

The official death toll rose to 127 after a badly overcrowded ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities said Friday, as a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

An Israeli military official says its "deconfliction line" with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid.
King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power.
Russia launches biggest ever war games

Russia launches biggest ever war games Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

Russia launched Tuesday what it called its largest ever military drills, with hundreds of thousands of troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a show of force NATO condemned as a rehearsal for "large-scale conflict."

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