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North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

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The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures …

French to mark three months of 'yellow vest' protests

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Demonstrators are to hit French city streets again Saturday, marking three months of "yellow vest" protests as a poll …

Movies from China, Israel tipped for Berlin filmfest gold

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A Chinese epic on the impact of the former one-child policy and an adventurous, sexually explicit Israeli drama about an …

Logistical problems force Nigeria election delay

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Nigeria's electoral watchdog on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours …

Scott, Thomas lead at rain-hit Riviera

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Australia's Adam Scott and American Justin Thomas topped the leaderboard at 10-under par on Friday when darkness halted …

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

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Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the …

Global stocks surge on hopeful signs from US-China trade talks

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European and US stock markets leapt on Friday as positive signs emerged from US-China trade talks aimed at averting an …

'Almost perfect' Nishikori sets up Wawrinka Rotterdam semi-final

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Kei Nishikori continued his unbeaten debut week at the Rotterdam Open with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Hungary's Marton …

Maduro blasts US for 'stealing' billions and offering 'crumbs'

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro hit out at the United States on Friday for "stealing" billions of dollars and …

Trump says could extend March 1 China tariff deadline

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President Donald Trump said Friday the trade negotiations with China were going "extremely well" and again offered the …

Trump declares 'emergency' to build wall, Democrats cry foul

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President Donald Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico …

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

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French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican's envoy to …

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

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Nigeria made final preparations Friday on the eve of a presidential election, with continuity pitted against reform in a …

Dozens feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood: govt

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At least 60 illegal gold miners were feared dead in Zimbabwe on Friday after water flooded two disused shafts in a …

India vows 'heavy price' after deadly Kashmir attack

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India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of …

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

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Thousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds …

Mines and tunnels slow final Syria onslaught on IS

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Kurdish-led forces cleared landmines and searched for tunnels blocking their advance Friday on the final patch of an …

S.African govt rally behind Semenya on IAAF's new gender rules

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The South African government on Friday threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next …

Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat

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Spain's socialist prime minister on Friday called early elections for April 28, the third in less than four years, after …

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder

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Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi …

US Treasury Sec Mnuchin calls China trade talks 'productive'

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had "productive" talks with China over their trade dispute …

India vows 'heavy price' after Kashmir attack kills dozens

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India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of …

Trump company ditches plans for new hotels: NYT

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The company overseeing President Donald Trump's business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, …

Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

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Japan's government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people …

Fears flood water runoff could 'smother' Barrier Reef

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Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said Friday, …

US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall

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A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump's proposed border …

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

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Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda …

Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback

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Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday to ease some of the pressure …

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid

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Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian …

Third woman enters flashpoint Indian temple

AFP - Jan 04 2019

Indian police said Friday that a third woman has defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism's holiest temples, …

US job creation vaults higher in December

AFP - Jan 04 2019

US job creation rocketed higher last month, a jolt of unexpected good news for President Donald Trump as his economic …

EU 'golden' visas in spotlight as Portuguese trial concludes

AFP - Jan 04 2019

A court in Portugal is to deliver verdicts Friday in a corruption trial linked to so-called "golden" visas granted to …

Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk lashes Thailand

AFP - Jan 04 2019

Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and …

Pujara, Pant centuries put India in command of Sydney Test

AFP - Jan 04 2019

A marathon century by Cheteshwar Pujara and a swashbuckling ton from Rishabh Pant all but ended Australia's hopes of …

Ghosn set for court hearing in Japan over detention

AFP - Jan 04 2019

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is likely to appear in a Japanese court next Tuesday to hear the reasons for his …

'Asylum-seeking' N. Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

AFP - Jan 04 2019

A North Korean diplomat in Italy said to be seeking asylum is from a "prestigious diplomatic family" with both his …

China could put reforms on hold to boost economy: analysts

AFP - Jan 04 2019

President Xi Jinping hailed China's "reconstructive reforms" in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could …

Democrats seize US House control, but shutdown impasse remains

AFP - Jan 04 2019

US Democrats swept back to power Thursday in the House of Representatives with veteran Nancy Pelosi at the helm, but …

US team to visit China for trade talks

AFP - Jan 04 2019

A US government delegation will visit China next week for the first face-to-face talks since President Donald Trump and …