Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks : The Standard

Johnson has said the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31

Political reform hopes dim in Zimbabwe : The Standard

The economy is mired in its worst crisis in a decade

Papua prison break: Over 250 inmates escape after violent riots : The Standard

About half of a 500-inmate prison in Sorong city fled their cells when the prison was set ablaze by angry protesters Monday, according to authorities.

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, returns to prison : The Standard

George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys.

Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble : The Standard

If US President Donald Trump is going to get another four years in the White House, he'll probably need the economy to avoid recession

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China : The Standard

Every day between 50 and 60 couples come to a wedding shoot centre in Beijing on a quest for the perfect snaps

Opposition leader Shakul pledges more ties with Kenya ahead of polls : The Standard

Dr Shakul says he will resolve the ongoing row within six months if elected.

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence : The Standard

The 10 were convicted of charges including "terrorism and secession", the state's lawyer, Martin Luther Achet, told AFP.

Huawei dismisses new suspension of ‘unjust’ US ban : The Standard

Huawei on Tuesday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant.

Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism : The Standard

In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains.

More than 10 jump overboard from migrant ship stranded off Italy : The Standard

More than 10 of the migrants on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy jumped overboard and tried to swim ashore on Tuesday

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa : The Standard

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer : The Standard

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move

Zimbabwe police deploy hundreds in Gweru, MDC challenges another protest ban : The Standard

Zimbabwe Police deployed in force in the city of Gweru on Tuesday, witnesses said.

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child : The Standard

Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served three years of a 30-year prison sentence.

Giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’ : The Standard

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes

US attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death : The Standard

Epstein was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

Indian Islamic preacher apologizes to Malaysians for racial remarks : The Standard

Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologized on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia

Elton John blasts relentless character assassination of Harry and Meghan : The Standard

Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Monday in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple

Regional Somali airport refuses to allow Ethiopian plane to land : The Standard

Kismayo airport in southern Somalia refused to allow an Ethiopian plane to land on Monday, a witness said.

Ebola spreads to militia-run Congo territory : The Standard

Ebola spreads to militia-run Congo territory

Sudan ex-president Bashir testifies about his wealth : The Standard

Bashir is charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner

Sudan’s ex-president Bashir arrives at corruption trial : The Standard

Bashir is charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner

Hong Kong readies for more mass protests after huge, peaceful rally : The Standard

The protests began more than 11 weeks ago as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed suspects to be extradited to mainland China

Threatened species: Ban on the sale of elephants to zoos on the right track : The Standard

A large majority of countries have decided to strictly limit sales of wild elephants in Africa to those intended to keep animals in their natural envi

At least 10 dead after fuel truck collision in western Uganda : The Standard

At least 10 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded in flames after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday

One-person protests in Moscow for free elections : The Standard

At previous events police have used batons and grabbed people from the streets indiscriminately.

Sudan in euphoria as historic transition deal signed : The Standard

Thousands of cheering people gathered around the Friendship Hall next to the Nile

Waiter shot dead for being ‘too slow with sandwich’ : The Standard

Attempts to revive the 28-year-old failed and he died at the scene.

Car bomb hits security force in northeastern Syria, at least one killed : The Standard

A car bomb killed one member of a security force and wounded two others in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Sunday

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