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Celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day in Iran

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Iranian crypto enthusiasts celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day. But pending regulations could bring their party to an end.

May 22nd 2019, 8:45 am

Theresa May under pressure to resign over new Brexit plan

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The British prime minister faces increasingly vocal opposition to her new Brexit proposal.

May 22nd 2019, 8:33 am

Pakistani legislator kicked out of assembly for bringing her son

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Mahjabeen Sheran, a legislator in Balochistan assembly, was asked to leave the chamber for bringing her unwell child.

May 22nd 2019, 8:33 am

British Steel collapse: 25,000 jobs at risk as assets liquidated

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The steelmaker employs nearly 5,000 workers in Lincolnshire, and a further 20,000 jobs depend on its supply chain.

May 22nd 2019, 7:31 am

Venezuela: Desperate patients seek spiritual cures

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Venezuelans look for miracles to help them through desperate times.

May 22nd 2019, 7:31 am

Somalia: At least two killed in Mogadishu car explosion

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The blast, claimed by al-Shabab, took place near a checkpoint in the Somali capital.

May 22nd 2019, 7:31 am

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi's election win

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Hundreds wounded as protests continue for second day across Jakarta after incumbent Jokowi was confirmed president.

May 22nd 2019, 6:46 am

Bangladesh: Scores of Rohingya children expelled from schools

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Born and brought up in Bangladesh, why are children of Rohingya refugees being denied a formal education?

May 22nd 2019, 6:46 am

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices as economic crisis deepens

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The latest fuel price increase comes four months after similar rise triggered protests and deadly security crackdown.

May 22nd 2019, 6:46 am

Stateless in Lebanon

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The story of the once nomadic Abu Eid tribe in the Bekaa Valley whose unregistered status has made them vulnerable.

May 22nd 2019, 6:01 am

India: Anti-Vedanta protesters seek justice year after 13 killed

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A year after deadly environmental protest, Thoothukudi residents say they are still being intimidated by local police.

May 22nd 2019, 6:01 am

Gabon President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister

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President Bongo did not give a reason for the sackings of Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Guy Bertrand Mapangou.

May 22nd 2019, 4:39 am

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

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Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

May 22nd 2019, 4:29 am

DR Congo's president faces challenges with appointment of new PM

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President Tshisekedi's many challenges mount with appointment of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga, an ally of the former president.

May 22nd 2019, 4:29 am

Al Jazeera launches business site AJ Impact

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AJ Impact will offer English-language coverage of business and economic stories that impact the global economy.

May 22nd 2019, 4:29 am

Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and activist, dies aged 48

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Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize, passes away at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness.

May 22nd 2019, 4:29 am

What's the left's problem with the EU?

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As European vote nears, left-wing groups criticise the bloc's economic policies and seek sovereignty, but fail to unite.

May 22nd 2019, 4:29 am

Washington says attacks 'deterred' as US-Iran tensions rise

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The acting US defence secretary tones down the rhetoric over tensions with Iran.

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

US business group: Tariffs are hurting US firms in China

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The American Chamber of Commerce says many US firms in China are considering relocating to other countries.

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

Jakarta on alert as Indonesia post-election protests turn violent

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Police say situation turned ugly when some protesters refused to leave the area and began throwing molotov cocktails.

May 21st 2019, 11:25 pm

Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize

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Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, which includes an award of $64,000

May 21st 2019, 10:55 pm

Nuclear war risk highest since WWII, UN arms research chief warns

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Senior UN security expert says all states with nuclear weapons have nuclear modernisation programmes under way.

May 21st 2019, 10:11 pm

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship

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The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.

May 21st 2019, 9:26 pm

US Dems raise alarm over Trump's escalating threats against Iran

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan give close-door briefings to Congress on Iran.

May 21st 2019, 7:22 pm

US House Dems subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff

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House Judiciary chairman issues subpoenas to former White House aides, Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson.

May 21st 2019, 6:22 pm

Are lenders losing their appetite for Saudi debt?

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Banks gave Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund cheap money, hoping for lucrative deals. Those days may be over.

May 21st 2019, 6:22 pm

Will Europe's populist leaders make a breakthrough?

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Mainstream politicians face a challenge from the far right as 400 million vote in European Parliament elections.

May 21st 2019, 5:22 pm

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic

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Rally marks a fourth week of demonstrations since the controversial appointment of Marie Benesova as justice minister.

May 21st 2019, 5:22 pm

US ally and Iran's neighbour, Iraq is caught in the middle

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Iraq has been mediating between both sides, US and Iran, to try and avoid a crisis.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: report

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Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

New Ukrainian President Zelensky calls early parliamentary polls

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July 21 vote is widely seen as an attempt to gain momentum and cement power at a high point of new leader's popularity.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections

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President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

'Targeted killings' and wave of arrests in Syria's Deraa

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UN says at least 11 people were killed and 380 arrested in rebel area that surrendered to Syrian government last year.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

'Stop the bans': Abortion rights activists rally across the US

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Thousands gather in cities nationwide to protest against wave of state abortion bans passed in recent months.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

Dozens killed as rebels launch counterattack in Syria

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About 200,000 civilians caught in the crossfire in the country's northwest have now fled intensified fighting, UN says.

May 21st 2019, 5:10 pm

Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal

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Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.

May 21st 2019, 3:02 pm

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

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Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.

May 21st 2019, 3:02 pm

May offers 'confirmatory referendum' on her Brexit deal

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May says if her deal is approved by Parliament, politicians may then hold vote on putting deal to British public.

May 21st 2019, 2:52 pm

Iran FM: US playing 'dangerous game' in Gulf showdown

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Javad Zarif slams US move to shift military hardware to the region, warning it increases the risk of 'accidents'.

May 21st 2019, 2:52 pm

UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya

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Ghassan Salame urges action to cut off arms flows to Libya, saying conflict there could imperil Mediterranean security.

May 21st 2019, 2:52 pm

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted

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Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

May 21st 2019, 2:52 pm

Portugal police officers sentenced in unprecedented trial

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One officer jailed, and others handed suspended sentences, after convictions for kidnapping and violence.

May 21st 2019, 12:03 pm

Austria's right-wing government implodes in scandal

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All FPÖ-ministers will be replaced by technocrats as Austria gets a minority government for the first time ever.

May 21st 2019, 12:03 pm

Venezuela's Jorge Arreaza: 'There is no perfect government'

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The Venezuelan foreign minister discusses the country's ongoing crisis and threats of international intervention.

May 21st 2019, 11:51 am

Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks falter

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Call for strike comes as protesters and military fail to reach a deal on who will lead Sudan's three-year transition.

May 21st 2019, 11:51 am

Trump appeals ruling allowing Congress to see financial records

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A judge ruled in favour of a House panel seeking Trump's financial records from his accounting firm on Monday.

May 21st 2019, 11:51 am

Ex-White House counsel Don McGahn defies congressional subpoena

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Don McGahn skips House Judiciary Committee hearing in a further escalation of struggle between Trump and Congress.

May 21st 2019, 11:06 am

Argentina's ex-President Kirchner faces first corruption trial

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Christina Kirchner, who recently announced a surprise vice-presidential bid, faces multiple corruption charges.

May 21st 2019, 10:32 am

In Sri Lanka, Muslims say Sinhala neighbours turned against them

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Muslims live in fear after wave of attacks is blamed on Buddhist hardliners in the wake of Easter Sunday bombings.

May 21st 2019, 10:02 am

US Congress asks Donald Trump not to withdraw from Syria

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It is unclear if the letter from Congress will push the White House into articulating a clear strategy for Syria.

May 21st 2019, 9:32 am

Iran's basic goods prices double as fall of rial continues

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While Trump is warning about war, many Iranians say their country's devaluing currency is the immediate problem.

May 21st 2019, 9:32 am

Rise of the right: Italy's Lega party woos EU voters

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With 751 representatives from 28 countries, the European Parliament is considered to be the human face of the EU.

May 21st 2019, 9:32 am

Tumpism or Trumtasy?

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Has Trump indeed created a new foreign policy doctrine or has he simply copied his predecessors'?

May 21st 2019, 9:32 am

Tajikistan prison riot kills prominent opposition members

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Tajik government blames ISIL inmates for Vahdat prison riot in which 32 people, including three guards, are killed.

May 21st 2019, 8:31 am

Tornadoes cause extensive damage across US Southern Plains

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Twenty tornadoes reported across the Southern Plains but were less destructive than warnings predicted.

May 21st 2019, 8:31 am

Water supply restored to besieged Libyan capital Tripoli

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Tripoli government blamed group that is says also cut the water supply in 2017.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

Argentina's ex-president Kirchner faces trial for corruption

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As Argentina's former president goes on trial for corruption, Al Jazeera looks at the impact it could have on her future political ambitions.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

After economy, Venezuela's waste collection system collapses

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How Venezuelans are coping with the problems piling up on many streets.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

British Steel 'on the verge of collapse', risking 25,000 jobs

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Unions are urging government to intervene to save embattled steelworks.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

Pakistan IMF deal: Rupee to be devalued against dollar

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After months of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, Pakistan reaches agreement on a $6bn loan package.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

Houthi drone attack 'hits arms depot' at Saudi airport in Najran

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Yemeni rebels hit airport in Najran with armed drone, a week after a coordinated drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

Nepal climber scales Mount Everest for record 24th time

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A native mountaineering guide Kami Rita ascends the world's highest peak for the second time in just a week.

May 21st 2019, 8:21 am

After 17 years, Gujarat riots gang-rape survivor receives justice

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Bilkis Bano is only the second person in India to receive compensation in a case of sexual abuse during communal riots.

May 21st 2019, 4:49 am

Venezuela: Where's the petrol?

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Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves, yet people are scrambling to fill car tanks as petrol supplies dry up.

May 21st 2019, 4:49 am

Jokowi declared Indonesia president; Prabowo readies challenge

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Election Commission proclaims Joko Widodo clear winner, but Prabowo claims fraud as Jakarta prepares for protests.

May 21st 2019, 4:49 am

Christchurch mosque attacker Tarrant charged with terrorism

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Self-confessed white supremacist accused of killing 51 people in two New Zealand mosques.

May 21st 2019, 3:00 am

Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

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Mutharika is facing stiff challenge from deputy Chilima and former baptist preacher Chakwera.

May 21st 2019, 2:30 am

Singapore's economy slows to decade low as trade war bites

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Official figures show Singapore's GDP expanded 1.2 percent year-on-year in the three months ending March 31.

May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

Huawei founder defiant in escalating dispute with United States

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Ren Zhengfei tells Chinese state media that US 'underestimates' Huawei and technology transfer ban will have no effect.

May 21st 2019, 12:59 am

A Thai mother's long fight for justice over 2010 deadly crackdown

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Kamonket Akkahad was shot as she treated the wounded in the bloody crackdown on the Red Shirt protests nine years ago.

May 20th 2019, 11:59 pm

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula One legend, dies at 70

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The three-time world champion, who survived a horrific crash in 1976, passed away peacefully, his family says.

May 20th 2019, 10:30 pm

Myanmar's political prisoners struggle with life after jail

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Freed prisoners struggle to find work, resume normal life after their release amid stigma and lack of support.

May 20th 2019, 9:30 pm

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term

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Early announcement by elections commission comes hours before expected opposition protests challenging the results.

May 20th 2019, 9:30 pm

Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-run congress

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposes early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by Juan Guaido.

May 20th 2019, 7:28 pm

Worries of longer, costlier US-China trade war hits markets

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Analysts warn US-China trade dispute could push the global economy towards recession

May 20th 2019, 6:59 pm

US scales back restrictions on China's Huawei

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Temporary trade action allows global tech giant to continue servicing existing customers.

May 20th 2019, 6:28 pm

Trump loses lawsuit challenging subpoena for financial records

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US judges rules in favour of House panel seeking Trump's financial records from his accounting firm.

May 20th 2019, 5:59 pm

South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges

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Legal representatives for scandal-plagued former President Jacob Zuma argue he is a victim of 'mob justice'.

May 20th 2019, 5:28 pm

Trump directs ex-White House counsel McGahn to defy subpoena

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White House cites Justice Department legal opinion, which argues McGahn has 'immunity from testifying'.

May 20th 2019, 5:28 pm

Austrian far-right ministers to resign amid corruption fallout

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Sacking of Interior Minister Kickl is set to trigger a walk-out of FPO ministers from Chancellor Kurz's government.

May 20th 2019, 5:28 pm

Libya armed group cuts off water supply to Tripoli

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UN says water interruption by armed group 'may be considered war crimes': Tripoli government blames to Haftar's forces.

May 20th 2019, 5:28 pm

Iran urges UN to launch talks on 'alarming' Gulf tensions

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In letter to UN chief, Iran's ambassador calls for talks between Tehran and Gulf countries to ease rising tensions.

May 20th 2019, 5:28 pm

Turkey orders arrest of 206 foreign ministry personnel

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Warrants issued for past and present ministry employees for having alleged links to group blamed for 2016 coup attempt.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Syria bombings: 10 civilians killed in Russian raids

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Russia says it targeted opposition fighters who fired rockets at its Khmeimim airbase.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Russian air raids kill five children in northwest Syria

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At least 10 civilians killed in Russian air attack on town of Kafranbel, Idlib province.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Is Ebola spiralling out of control in the DRC?

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Doctors are alarmed by the rapid spread of the worst outbreak in the country's history.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Algeria's army chief says elections best way out of crisis

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Protesters say transitional bodies need to be set up before free and fair elections can take place.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

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CBP says 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday. He is the fifth migrant child to die in US custody since December.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

UN warns food aid to Yemen could be suspended

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World Food Programme says it could suspend aid in Houthi-controlled areas due to 'repeated obstacles' placed in its way.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Canada's wicked storm

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Islamophobia has grown louder and bolder across Canada.

May 20th 2019, 4:28 pm

Black US transgender woman who was attacked in April fatally shot

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Muhlaysia Booker found dead in Texas on Saturday, about a month after she was assaulted in an attack caught on video.

May 20th 2019, 2:10 pm

Egypt kills suspected fighters a day after tourist bus bombing

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Authorities say raids carried out against the armed Hasm group, a day after bombing in Cairo wounded several tourists.

May 20th 2019, 1:40 pm

Swarms of butterflies bring colour to Iran's capital

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The migration has helped elevate the public mood amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

May 20th 2019, 1:40 pm

Iran slams 'genocidal taunts' by US, increases uranium production

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Zarif hits back at US warnings of 'official end' as Iran's nuclear agency quadruples production of low-enriched uranium.

May 20th 2019, 1:40 pm

Huawei crackdown weighs on US stocks

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US tech stocks fall amid fears of a crackdown on Huawei Technologies, and S&P 500 tech sector slips nearly 2 percent.

May 20th 2019, 1:40 pm

Ford announces major global layoffs

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The automotive giant is trimming thousands of jobs amidst revamp of vehicle offerings and technology changes.

May 20th 2019, 1:10 pm

UK 2019 knife crime death toll passes 100

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London is looking to Scotland for a new strategy in fighting the knife crime epidemic.

May 20th 2019, 1:10 pm

Deutsche Bank says money-laundering reports not waived for Trump

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After NYT report, bank tells AFP 'at no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity' to Treasury.

May 20th 2019, 12:40 pm

Ukraine's prime minister resigns in protest

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Volodymyr Groysman will step down on Wednesday, following inauguration of comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky.

May 20th 2019, 12:40 pm

Afghan poverty: Many struggle to make ends meet

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The situation remains bleak for millions of Afghans who have suffered under war and poverty.

May 20th 2019, 12:10 pm
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