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Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife

Photo:CourtesyCanadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey,...

Court rejects petition to block vote on removing Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Photo:CourtesyA court in Uganda has declined to issue an interim order restraining legislators to vote on a controversial constitutional...

Rebel MP Sarah Wollaston backed compromise for Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel . / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARINBritish Prime Minister Theresa May was set to avoid a damaging parliamentary defeat...

Saudi women will also be allowed to ride motorcycles

RIYADH Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said, three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision...

Catholics detained for singing Christmas carols in India

NEW DELHI Indian police detained dozens of Catholics singing Christmas carols for allegedly trying to convert people, officials said Friday, as fears grow over...

France mourns deadly school bus crash

MILLAS French authorities are investigating how a train was able to smash into a school bus, killing five children and ripping their vehicle in...

18 dead in DR Congo road crash

BUKAVU Eighteen people were killed on Friday when a truck carrying goods and passengers overturned on a major highway in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19:

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington...

Aamin Ambulance Service to train Mogadishu residents in first aid

A medical emergency service provider based in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aamin Ambulance Service, has launched a free first aid training for the city’s residents in...

US orders new probe on alleged massacre in Somalia

The head of the US Africa Command on Thursday ordered a new investigation of claims that US troops massacred 10 civilians in an August...

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday. Rwanda becomes the second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking...

Robert Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

SINGAPORE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state...

Net neutrality: Here is what you need to know

WASHINGTON, US regulators voted Thursday on a plan overhauling rules for internet services providers. The action by the Federal Communications Commission is likely...

Tanzania calls for probe into UN peacekeeper killings

Tanzania has called for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan...

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

NASIRIYAH Iraq has hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial...

ICC to award DRC child soldiers compensation in Thomas Lubanga case

THE HAGUE, International war crimes judges will hand down on Friday landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia about 15...

A.G. Sulzberger to take over as New York Times publisher

NEW YORK New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr announced on Thursday that he was stepping down after 25 years at the helm...

EU leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’ after Trump move

BRUSSELS, European Union leaders have rejected US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view...

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