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Drug lord El Chapo found guilty, faces life in prison

Drug lord El Chapo found guilty, faces life in prison

Sudan security agents detain professors ahead of demo

KHARTOUM, Sudanese security agents on Tuesday detained a group of university professors in Khartoum headed for a sit-in protest against President Omar al-Bashir's government, fellow academics...

Nigerian widows confront Shell in court over executions

THE HAGUE, Four Nigerian women on Tuesday launched a court case in the Netherlands against oil giant Shell for alleged complicity in the execution of their husbands by the military regime in the...

US denies telling banks to stop working with Palestinians

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, The United States has denied accusations it is pressuring banks to stop dealing with the Palestinian government, whose relations with Washington have been...

Five killed in pre-election violence in Nigeria: police

Nigerians will cast ballots on Saturday in presidential and legislative elections.

Man ‘shoots daughter, wife and her grandparents before turning gun on himself’

A man shot and killed his wife, baby daughter and his wife's grandparents before killing himself at a Texas ranch.

Sri Lanka seeks hangmen to resume executions

COLOMBO Sri Lanka has started advertising for hangmen, after the president vowed to resume executions for the first time in four decades as part of a hardline anti-drugs crackdown inspired by...

Deal reached to avoid new US government shutdown

The deal still faces White House approval.

ISIS has stashed away millions to launch fresh wave of deadly attacks, UN warns

Islamic State has stashed away a fortune to launch a fresh wave of global attacks, warns a UN report.

Tanzanian busted in indonesia with kilo of meth in stomach

BADUNG, A Tanzanian man was arrested in Bali after more than a kilogram of methamphetamine was found inside his stomach, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday. Immigration officials on the holiday...

Venezuela opposition prepares protest, presses for aid

CARACAS, Venezuela's opposition plans more marches Tuesday to press the military to let in US humanitarian aid, which President Nicolas Maduro says is the stepping stone to an invasion. <p...

Egypt arrests students for mocking Christianity online

Cairo, Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday. The...

Why Vietnam for the second Trump-Kim summit?

HANOI, Communist-run but with capitalist leanings, and a friend to both the United States and North Korea, Vietnam will host the next summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un from February...

Seventeen dead as fire rips through Delhi hotel

At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn.

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while...

Dutch scientists probing mystery of mass bird deaths

Den Helder, It was late on a stormy Saturday night when marine biologist Mardik Leopold's phone rang at his home on the remote northern Dutch island of Texel. On the line was a coast-watch...

US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a...

Zimbabwe VP Constatino Chiwenga in India for treatment

HARARE, The government of Zimbabwe has confirmed that its Vice-President Constatino Chiwenga is receiving medical treatment abroad. This comes days after he dismissed reports of being airlifted...

Deal in principle reached to avoid new US govt shutdown

WASHINGTON, US lawmakers have reached an agreement in principle to avoid a new government shutdown at the end of the week, senators announced Monday, including $1.375 billion for a wall on the...

US shutdown looms as border talks stall again

Washington, Monday US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled, raising the chances of another government shutdown. Negotiators were hoping for a deal today to give Congress...

AU security chief warns ‘terrorism expanding’ in Sahel

ADDIS ABABA, The African Union's peace and security chief Smail Chergui called Monday for member states to tackle the root causes of extremism, as he deplored the spread of "terrorism" in the...

China says US aims to ‘stir up trouble’ with naval sail-by

BEIJING, China on Monday accused the United States of trying to "stir up trouble" by sending two US destroyers near disputed South China Sea islands. The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance...

Women reign at glitzy Grammys gala that also makes rap history

Women reign at glitzy Grammys gala that also makes rap history

Mammoth crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Mammoth crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Thai election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

Thai election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

Martin Fayulu calls for rematch after losing DR Congo election

KINSHASA, The runner-up in DR Congo's controversial presidential election has proposed staging the poll again within six months. In a letter to the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Martin...

Zimbabwe’s vice president receiving treatment in India

The health of Chiwenga, 62, is closely followed in Zimbabwe because he is widely seen as the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

BANGKOK, Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful...

Over 100 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol

Over 99 people die, scores hospitalised in Northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, officials say.

Glitzy Grammys gala

Rappers Cardi B and Childish Gambino delivered a history-making night for hip-hop.
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Trump to declare national emergency as he signs border security Bill

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Supreme Court upholds Wajir Governor election

Wajir governor Mohamed Abdi. It was sweet victory for Wajir governor Mohamed Abdi after the...

Haki Africa wants inquest into Caroline Mwatha’s death

Human rights lobby Haki Africa is now calling for an inquest into the death of their colleague Caroline Mwatha to establish who exactly caused...

Uhuru envoys report for duty as Wario, Ekai stay behind

Diplomats appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last year have reported for duty, ending months of uncertainty surrounding their deployment. However, Dr Hassan...

CS Balala Gives The Standard 24 Hours to Meet 3 Demands

Tourism CS Najib Balala, on Friday, hit The Standard with a 24-hour ultimatum regarding an article published alleging that EACC officers had raided...
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