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41 people killed after plane erupts in flames in emergency landing at Russian airport

41 people killed after plane erupts in flames in emergency landing at Russian airport Mon, 06 May, 2019

A Russian passenger plane erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke after making an emergency landing at Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people including at least two children.
Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources Mon, 06 May, 2019

Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland  to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth.

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets Sun, 05 May, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip militants in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day.
North Macedonia holds run-off presidential vote amid divisions over name change

North Macedonia holds run-off presidential vote amid divisions over name change Sun, 05 May, 2019

 Voters in North Macedonia will elect a new president in a run-off vote dominated by deep divisions over a change in the country's name agreed with Greece that has opened the path to NATO and European Union membership.
Panama votes for president; candidates vow to fight graft and inequality

Panama votes for president; candidates vow to fight graft and inequality Sun, 05 May, 2019

Panamanians vote in a presidential election following a campaign led by a former farm minister whose promises to fight corruption and inequality resonated in the wake of scandals about bribery and the canal nation's role in hiding the wealth of global elites.
U.N. races to process rotting Yemeni grain after reaching Hodeidah store

U.N. races to process rotting Yemeni grain after reaching Hodeidah store Sun, 05 May, 2019

The United Nations regained access to donated grain stored in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, and began the task of salvaging food that could stave off starvation for millions of citizens before it rots.
Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area

Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area Sat, 04 May, 2019

 Syrian government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country's northwest has killed and wounded dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes, further endangering an eight-month truce in the last major rebel stronghold, opposition activists said.
Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza, Israeli response kills one

Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza, Israeli response kills one Sat, 04 May, 2019

Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israel, which responded with strikes that killed a Palestinian, officials said, as another escalation between them threatened a fragile ceasefire.
Sudan faces fuel crisis and worsening cash crunch

Sudan faces fuel crisis and worsening cash crunch Sat, 04 May, 2019

Sudan is facing a pre-Ramadan fuel crisis and a worsening cash crunch less than a month after president Omar al-Bashir was ousted following protests sparked by bread and fuel shortages.
North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions

North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions Sat, 04 May, 2019

North Korea fired several "unidentified short-range projectiles" into the sea off its east coast, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula".

Maduro hangs on as Venezuelan protests peter out

Maduro hangs on as Venezuelan protests peter out Thu, 02 May, 2019

Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaido's call to take to the streets  in a bid to force President Nicolas Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis that increasingly looks like a political stalemate.

South Sudan rivals meet in bid to salvage stalled peace deal

South Sudan rivals meet in bid to salvage stalled peace deal Thu, 02 May, 2019

South Sudan's warring parties will hold talks in Addis Ababa, in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal, with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed.
Tanks surround Benin ex-president's home amid violent poll protests

Tanks surround Benin ex-president's home amid violent poll protests Wed, 01 May, 2019

Protestors in Benin torched businesses and set up burning barricades, as soldiers in tanks encircled the home of ex-president Thomas Boni Yayi after he led calls for an election boycott.
Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN

Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN Wed, 01 May, 2019

Fighting in northwestern Syria has displaced nearly 140,000 people since February, the UN said, as the regime and its ally Russia have stepped up their bombardment.
UK's May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak

UK's May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak Wed, 01 May, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May sacked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of news that Britain had conditionally allowed China's Huawei to develop its 5G network.
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