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EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for ‘as long as it takes’.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport amid chaotic scenes

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport amid chaotic scenes

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited the Malaysian airport where he was poisoned under heavy police guard on Tuesday, with the exhausted suspects ...

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Sombre crowds began gathering to pay final respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, braving a tropical downpour to camp out along the funeral procession route ...

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods ...

Trump call made me cry even worse: widow

Trump call made me cry even worse: widow

The widow of a US Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said yesterday that President Donald Trump had “made me cry even worse” in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband “knew what he signed up for”.

Argentina’s incumbent Macri wins crucial mid-term poll

Argentina’s incumbent Macri wins crucial mid-term poll

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri’s centre-right coalition swept crucial midterm elections yesterday and emerged with a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms, according to nearly completed count results.

Activist challenges new Rajasthan ordinance

Activist challenges new Rajasthan ordinance

A Jaipur-based activist yesterday filed a writ petition in the Rajasthan High Court against the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, calling it unconstitutional.

Government to launch talks on Kashmir issue

Government to launch talks on Kashmir issue

India yesterday appointed a special representative to pursue talks in Jammu and Kashmir aimed at easing a decades-long conflict that has claimed thousands of lives.

Sierra Leone to auction multi-million diamond to benefit poor

Sierra Leone to auction multi-million diamond to benefit poor

Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world’s largest, in New York in December.

Odinga sister to be charged with incitement to violence

Odinga sister to be charged with incitement to violence

Kenyan authorities will charge the sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga with incitement to violence after opposition supporters attacked officials from the election board last week, the chief prosecutor’s office said yesterday.

Rhino, elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino, elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Namibia recorded fewer cases of rhino and elephant poaching this year compared to recent years, the southern African nation’s minister of environment and tourism said yesterday.

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