North Korean banks

SWIFT takes off last North Korean banks from global financial transfer system

SWIFT, the inter-bank money transfer system, said Friday it has cut off the last North Korean banks on the network, as international pressure mounts...
Jordan

Jordan hangs 15 death row prisoners in mass execution including convicted terrorists

Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium...
View of Gaza Strip from Israel

Heavy rains and flooding force evacuations in the Gaza Strip

Heavy rains have caused flooding across the Gaza Strip, overwhelming the territory’s beleaguered sewage system and forcing families to evacuate from their makeshift homes....
Ban Ki-Moon

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon abandons South Korea presidency bid

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his...
Indian train

At least 36 killed as Indian train derails

At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in...
FARC

Colombia Congress approves deal with FARC

The lower house Wednesday approved the revised deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The vote was 130-0...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, dual Somali-US citizen elected Somalian president in historic vote

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, was elected Somalia's president on Wednesday, declaring a new "era of unity" as...
Somali refugees

Over 40 Somali refugees dead in attack on boat off Red Sea in Yemen

More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn...
Missing Girls

Study finds millions of China’s ‘missing girls’ actually exist

A controversial one-child policy that resulted in as many as 60 million "missing girls" in China, the most populous country on Earth.But in a...
Red Cross

Six Red Cross staff killed and two still missing in Afghanistan

Suspected Islamic State gunmen killed six Afghan employees of the Red Cross delivering relief supplies in snowbound northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring...

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Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
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Over 3300 killed in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic church report

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...
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Oil tanker truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan kills at least 135

A devastating accident involving an oil tanker truck explosion has left at least 135 people dead in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan, the country's Oil and Gas...