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Pope Francis (File | AP)
Buddhist nationalism burns as Pope visits Myanmar

Francis is already in the crosshairs of Buddhist hardliners for expressing sympathy for the Rohingya, whom he has referred to as brothers.

24 Nov 2017

Papua New Guinea police end long standoff with refugees at Australia detention camp

Papua New Guinea police wielding metal rods cleared the final 320 holdouts from a shuttered Australian refugee camp ending a 24-day standoff

24 Nov 2017

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Trump praises US troops in Thanksgiving message

Trump spoke to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day.

24 Nov 2017

China probes new daycare scandal after 'needle marks' on toddlers

Distraught and angry parents also reported that children were given unidentified pills at the RYB Education New World kindergarten.

24 Nov 2017

Hafiz Saeed (File | AP)
Hafiz Saeed walks free; vows to fight for 'Kashmir cause'

Saeed said he would gather people across Pakistan for the cause of Kashmir and try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom.

24 Nov 2017

Thailand's lethal roads: 13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash, say police

BANGKOK: Thirteen Burmese people were killed today when their van collided with a truck in central Thailand and burst into flames.

24 Nov 2017

Michael Flynn  (Photo | AFP)
Ex-White House adviser Michael Flynn moves to cooperate with probe: Report

Lawyers for Michael Flynn notified the president's legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

24 Nov 2017

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Syrian opposition agrees to send united delegation to Geneva talks

The announcement came on the second day of a Saudi- sponsored meeting in Riyadh, where around 140 opposition figures are gathered to unify their ranks.

24 Nov 2017

Robert Mugabe  (Photo | AP)
Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, a party official said.

24 Nov 2017

Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail. (Photo | AP)
Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail leaves country for medical treatment

The cabinet had said on Wednesday evening that Ismail would head to Germany for "three weeks" to get medical treatment.

23 Nov 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov | AP
Russia says US terror listing of North Korea could lead to 'catastrophe'

Russia's foreign ministry spokesperson said that these sorts of actions push the situation to the extreme and can end in catastrophe of global scale.

23 Nov 2017

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday. Former PM Manmohan Singh and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi are also seen. | PTI
Sonia Gandhi, Congress leaders meet Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sonia was accompanied by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the party's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma during the meeting.

23 Nov 2017

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500 trafficking victims rescued in West Africa: Interpol

Those arrested are accused of forcing their victims into begging and prostitution and face charges including human trafficking, forced labour and child exploitation.

23 Nov 2017

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Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

The eight men were arrested Tuesday during a police raid on the offices of the privately owned English-language Red Pepper and its local-language sister publications.​

23 Nov 2017

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Egypt police kill three Islamists in shootout: Ministry

Police have accused the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi of directing the group.

23 Nov 2017

Migrants from the Libyan coast (Photo | AP)
Migrant arrivals from Libya fall after European Union deal: UN

The EU's decision to help Libya intercept migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to detention centres was condemned as "inhuman" earlier this month. 

23 Nov 2017

Sushma Swaraj (File | Reuters)
Need for both countries to foster favourable external environment: China ahead of Sushma Swaraj's Russia visit

Asserting that it has a common task of developing the economy like India, China today said there was a need for both the countries to foster favourable external environment.

23 Nov 2017

Francisco Franco | AP
Thousands of Spaniards urge ban on foundation exalting former dictator Francisco Franco

More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation.

23 Nov 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron (File |AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India early next year: French envoy

Macron was scheduled to visit India next month to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit, but that has been now deferred.

23 Nov 2017

Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond prepares his 2017 budget speech in his office in Downing Street, London, November 21, 2017. (Reuters File Photo)
With a grim Brexit budget, British finance minister Hammond hushes critics for now

Philip Hammond, under intense pressure from his Conservative Party to spend money Britain doesn't have on courting voters, announced the end of a property tax for most first-time home-buyers.

23 Nov 2017

Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president | Photo - AP
Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

Al-Bashir said that his government is also looking forward to cooperating with Russia in oil exploration, as well as transport and agricultural sector.

23 Nov 2017

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