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More than 1,200 'quit Damascus rebel zones' under deal

More than 1,200 'quit Damascus rebel zones' under deal Fri, 12 May, 2017

More than 1,200 people including rebels left two opposition-held districts of Damascus on Friday under an agreement that will bring Syria's government closer to exerting full control over the capital.
Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy Fri, 12 May, 2017

A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate on Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said.
Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute

Ivory Coast soldiers revolt over bonus pay dispute Fri, 12 May, 2017

Soldiers left their barracks and blocked streets in several towns and cities across Ivory Coast on Friday, including the commercial capital, firing gunshots into the air as their protest over a pay dispute gathered momentum.
South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN

South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN Mon, 08 May, 2017

War has now forced more than one million children to flee South Sudan and uprooted 1.4 million others within the country, the United Nations said on Monday.
Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide Mon, 08 May, 2017

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.
Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro Sat, 06 May, 2017

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.
Boko Haram 'releases scores of Chibok girls'

Boko Haram 'releases scores of Chibok girls' Sat, 06 May, 2017

Scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who were among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released, multiple sources told AFP on Saturday, with unconfirmed reports that at least 80 have been freed.
Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sat, 06 May, 2017

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.
Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans

Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans Thu, 04 May, 2017

Declaring it "an unbelievable victory," President Donald Trump delayed his first trip home to New York as president to celebrate House passage Thursday of legislation undoing much of former President Barack Obama's health law, a top campaign promise and a long-sought GOP goal.

Clashes as Venezuelans protest constitution plan

Clashes as Venezuelans protest constitution plan Wed, 03 May, 2017

Venezuelan police fired tear gas and protesters hurled gasoline bombs as thousands rallied Wednesday in anger at President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution.
Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies

Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies Wed, 03 May, 2017

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to work to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House but offered no clues about how he could break the deadlock and revive long-stalled negotiations.
Iran officials say 21 miners killed in coal mine explosion

Iran officials say 21 miners killed in coal mine explosion Wed, 03 May, 2017

 Iranian news agencies are quoting provincial officials as saying that 21 miners died in a coal mine explosion earlier in the day in the country's north.
IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp

IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp Tue, 02 May, 2017

A jihadist assault led by suicide bombers killed dozens Tuesday at a camp for the displaced near Syria's border with Iraq, as pressure grows on the Islamic State group in both countries.
Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States Mon, 01 May, 2017

A powerful storm system bore down on the eastern United States on Monday after spawning tornadoes and torrential rains that killed at least 16 people and shut down hundreds of roads over the weekend, forecasters said.
Violence scars France's pre-election May Day marches

Violence scars France's pre-election May Day marches Mon, 01 May, 2017

Traditional May 1 union marches turned violent in France on Monday and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right rival Marine Le Pen, highlighting the divisions six days before the runoff.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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