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Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change

Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Macedonians vote in a presidential election dominated by deep divisions over a change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.
Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections

Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Ukrainians voted  in a extraordinary presidential election set to see a comedian who plays the president in a TV show oust the incumbent in a stunning rebuke to the establishment.
Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels Sun, 21 Apr, 2019

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed Fri, 19 Apr, 2019

Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan's gruelling conflict suffered a major setback  after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed.
Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's Balochistan, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by separatists in the restive southwestern province.
U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

A senior United Nations relief official called on governments  to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State's last stronghold.
Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president

Scores missing, 13 dead in Congo boat accident: president Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

 Thirteen people are dead and 142 still missing from a passenger boat that sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the president said.
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO Thu, 18 Apr, 2019

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Military ousts Sudan's Bashir; protesters demand civilian government

Military ousts Sudan's Bashir; protesters demand civilian government Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup, but protesters' jubilation was short-lived as they took to the streets demanding military leaders hand over power to civilians.
4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India's general elections, a six-week process that's seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years holed up in Ecuador embassy Thu, 11 Apr, 2019

British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.
Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts Wed, 10 Apr, 2019

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital as thousands of residents fled the fighting.

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat Wed, 10 Apr, 2019

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority and his main challenger conceding defeat.
Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13

Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13 Sun, 07 Apr, 2019

 Syrian government forces and insurgents exchanged a barrage of rockets in the country's northwest that killed at least 13 people and hit a government-run hospital, activists and government media reported.
Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ

Thousands of Sudanese press on with rally outside army HQ Sun, 07 Apr, 2019

Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign.
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