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Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

Paris (AFP) - Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most...

Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

Manila (AFP) - Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug...

Kim killing suspect was paid $90 to take part in ‘TV...

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - An Indonesian woman being held over the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam said Saturday she had been paid just RM400 ($90)...

Mugabe feted at lavish 93rd birthday party

Matobo (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday attended by thousands of loyalists outside...

Outcry as White House bars CNN and New York Times from...

Washington (AFP) - Major US media outlets condemned as "unacceptable" and an "insult to democratic ideals" a decision by President Donald Trump's White House...

French legal probe ratchets up pressure on Fillon election bid

Paris (AFP) - French prosecutors' decision to launch a full judicial inquiry into claims that presidential candidate Francois Fillon paid his family for fake...

Boosting Erdogan powers will make ‘strong Turkey’: PM

Ankara (AFP) - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it...

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

Washington (AFP) - A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from...

Italy hospital staff held over mass absenteeism scam

Rome (AFP) - Nearly 100 staff at a hospital in southern Italy have been questioned in connection with a widespread absenteeism scandal, including a...

Nigerian protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian protesters vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday in apparent retaliation for...

Buhari Calls Kano Governor During Prayers

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday reportedly spoke with the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, during a prayer session in the state government house. The...

Three Killed In Owerri Bank Robbery

No fewer than three people have been killed and several others wounded including a police officer, after unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers...

Brazil’s top diplomat resigns

Sao Paulo (AFP) - Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra resigned citing health concerns, in a new blow to Michel Temer's administration. Serra, 74, said health...

US envoy Tillerson in Mexico to soothe ties

Mexico City (AFP) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Mexican leaders on Thursday to try to calm a row over President...

Cyprus peace talks called off amid mounting war of words

Nicosia (AFP) - A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders scheduled for Thursday has been called off as a war of words over a...
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