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Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting

Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.

EU warns Erdogan as Turkey-Netherlands crisis deepens

EU warns Erdogan as Turkey-Netherlands crisis deepens Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

The European Union on Monday warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to avoid inflammatory rhetoric as a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepened over the blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand his powers.
Scotland demands new independence vote before Brexit

Scotland demands new independence vote before Brexit Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum to be held in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union have become clearer.
Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis Mon, 06 Mar, 2017

US President Donald Trump signed a revised ban on refugees and on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations Monday, scaling back the order to exempt Iraqis and permanent US residents.
Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys

Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

 Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the neighbors.
Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after he was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by the militant Islamic group, a Palestinian activist said Thursday.
North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia

North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia Tue, 14 Feb, 2017

 The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been murdered in Malaysia, a South Korean government source said on Tuesday.
Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns Tue, 14 Feb, 2017

Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russian government, a first stunning departure from the president's inner circle less than a month after his inauguration.
Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly'

Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly' Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to "deal with" North Korea, calling it "a big, big problem" without mentioning the ballistic missile it test-fired over the weekend or any planned American response.
North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump

North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move "intolerable."
Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.
Angola probes football stampede that killed 17

Angola probes football stampede that killed 17 Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

Angola on Saturday announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what was described as the southern African country's worst football tragedy.
Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky'

Trump denounces Streep as 'overrated Clinton flunky' Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Donald Trump took on one of the Hollywood greats Monday, accusing Meryl Streep of being an overrated actress and a Hillary Clinton "flunky" after the multiple Oscar winner tore into him at an awards ceremony.
Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension

Sudan's Bashir announces one-month ceasefire extension Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has announced a one-month extension of his unilateral ceasefire in fighting with rebels in the country's war zones.
US expels Russian diplomats over alleged election hacking, Russia vows to retaliate

US expels Russian diplomats over alleged election hacking, Russia vows to retaliate Fri, 30 Dec, 2016

Russia on Friday eyed retaliatory measures against the US after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference.

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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UK parliament terror attack

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