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Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Carita, Indonesia Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies were...

On Christmas Eve, Trump questions child about belief in Santa

Washington Fielding a phone call from a seven-year-old on Monday, US President Donald Trump put himself on Santa Claus's naughty list by raising doubts about his existence. The call to American...

Man shoots at restaurant before fleeing

No one was hurt in the incident that happened around 10 a.m. (0900 GMT) on the Belgian capital's upmarket Avenue Louise shopping street.

Madagascar’s Rajoelina leads election runoff, Ravalomanana alleges fraud

Full provisional results would be released on Thursday.

Police scramble for clues in Gatwick airport drone chaos

Police admitted there was a possibility that no drones had in fact hovered over the airport as they were relying on eyewitness accounts.

‘Everything’s gone’: Indonesian villagers recount tsunami horror

CARITA  Asep Sunaria heard a loud "whoosh" just seconds before a wall of water threw him off his motorbike, swallowing his house and the village he called home until Saturday night. As rescuers...

Madagascar’s Ravalomanana sees ‘injustice’ in poll results

ANTANANARIVO Marc Ravalomanana, the former Madagascar president who has sought another term, urged supporters Sunday to protest as he appeared headed for defeat in a run-off poll. "I call on all...

Fresh protests against hikes in price of bread rattle Sudan

KHARTOUM Fresh protests against bread price hikes rattled Sudan Sunday, as riot police deployed around the capital Khartoum five days into demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives....

Order signed for US military’s controversial exit from Syria

WASHINGTON The order to withdraw American troops from Syria has been signed, the US military said Sunday, after President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart agreed to prevent a power...

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

CARITA, Indonesian rescuers battled heavy rains Monday in a desperate search for survivors after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated...

Burundi military opposes Somali withdrawal plan

NAIROBI, The Burundi army on Sunday said it opposed a request by the African Union that it withdraw 1,000 soldiers serving in an African peacekeeping force in Somalia by February 28. Burundi...

Donald Trump forces out Jim Mattis 2 months early

WASHINGTON, Donald Trump on Sunday announced he will replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan, speeding up the Pentagon chief's planned exit days after he quit,...

22 People die in violent protests against high cost of bread

A government decision to increase the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three has sparked demonstrations since Wednesday.

Gatwick Airport drone suspects released without charge

Both people have fully co-operated with the enquiries, and are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick airport.

10 celebrities using star power for good in 2018

Buckingham Palace, Bollywood, Hogwarts stars used their fame in 2018 to highlight global challenges from climate change, to disease and women rights.

220 dead, 843 injured in Indonesia tsunami

Carita, Sunday A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials...

Tsunami rips through stage as band performs

Riefian, lead vocalist of the band posted an emotional video to his 260,000 Instagram followers saying the group's bassist and road manager died.

Death toll from Somali bombing rises to 20

MOGADISHU The death toll from a double car-bomb attack near the presidential palace in Somalia rose to 20 on Sunday, police said. Police on Saturday had said seven people were killed following...

Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

OMDURMAN Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed "armed repression" for the death of 22 people in days of protests over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave...

Shocking video shows tsunami rip through stage as band performs

CARITA  Dramatic video posted online showed the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of a pop band from the stage and slamming into the audience. <p...

Death toll hits 168 after Indonesia tsunami

JAKARTA  A tsunami following a volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least 168 people, with hundreds more injured, officials said Sunday. "The total number of people who have died is 168...

US government shutdown set to last through Christmas

WASHINGTON The partial US government shutdown is set to stretch on through Christmas as the Senate adjourned Saturday with no deal in sight to end the impasse over funding for Donald Trump's...

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis wipes out Christmas cheer

CHINAMHORA  At Solomon Chakauya's grocery store in Zimbabwe's Chinamhora district outside Harare, there's no sign of the seasonal Christmas rush that he needs to keep his business afloat. Even...

15-year-old schoolgirl dies after being set ablaze

Men on a motorbike stopped the girl, doused her with petrol earlier this week. Her cousin later committed suicide after seeing the victims condition.

Sexual violence used as weapon of war in South Sudan

Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war by all the parties of the South Sudan conflict,

Two people arrested for criminal use of drones at Gatwick airport

Drones were seen hovering around Britain's second-busiest airport bringing the runway to a standstill and delaying thousands of Christmas travelers.

US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

WASHINGTON Brett McGurk, the special US envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned, a State Department official said Saturday. His resignation, effective December 31,...

Five dead in DR Congo landslide

BUKAVU  Four women and a child died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources said Saturday. "Five dead bodies have been found in...

US charges Chinese national for stealing energy company secrets

WASHINGTON  The US Justice Department has announced the arrest of a Chinese national who allegedly stole trade secrets from a US oil company he worked for. Tan Hongjin, 35, was arrested on...
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