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UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis' Fri, 23 Aug, 2019

 Paris and the United Nations called  for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a "colonialist mentality" over the issue.
US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq Fri, 23 Aug, 2019

U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.
Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body Wed, 21 Aug, 2019

Sudan's top general was sworn in as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections.
Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said.
Airstrikes on Syrian rebel stronghold kill family of 7

Airstrikes on Syrian rebel stronghold kill family of 7 Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

 Government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in Syria's northwest, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported.
Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule

Sudanese celebrate transition to civilian rule Sat, 17 Aug, 2019

Sudan was poised  to celebrate a historic deal between generals and protest leaders for a transition to civilian rule, which many hope will bring increased freedom and prosperity.
US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar Sat, 17 Aug, 2019

The US Justice Department issued a warrant for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.
North Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South

North Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South Fri, 16 Aug, 2019

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea   and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with Seoul.
Thousands of Yemenis rally in support of separatists in Aden

Thousands of Yemenis rally in support of separatists in Aden Thu, 15 Aug, 2019

Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the port city of Aden in support of southern separatists who seized the city from the country's internationally recognized government.
Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire Thu, 15 Aug, 2019

Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland after a fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.
Kremlin says spies watching Russian scientists '24/7

Kremlin says spies watching Russian scientists '24/7 Thu, 15 Aug, 2019

Foreign spies keen to get their hands on Russian research are monitoring Russian scientists around the clock, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after experts denounced a new security decree as a Soviet throwback.
Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates Tue, 13 Aug, 2019

Scientists were a step closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after two drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly boost survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the research.
Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war Tue, 13 Aug, 2019

 Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and her infant daughter inside.
At least 18 dead as Typhoon Lekima slams east China

At least 18 dead as Typhoon Lekima slams east China Sat, 10 Aug, 2019

At least 18 people were killed and 16 others missing in a landslide after Typhoon Lekima lashed eastern China, national television reported.
US, China step up war of words over Hong Kong

US, China step up war of words over Hong Kong Sat, 10 Aug, 2019

The United States and China have stepped up an increasingly harsh war of words over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, as Beijing seeks to push its accusations that the mass demonstrations are being fueled by foreign powers.
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