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Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

The black bear was first sighted by bypassers overnight near the city's Byward Market, a tourist spot that is also home to the US embassy.

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Rivals jostle for power as Iraq parliament meets

Iraqi lawmakers convened on Monday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and a populist cleric together seeking to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals.

Ugandan pop star MP flies to US for treatment: lawyer

Ugandan pop star MP flies to US for treatment: lawyer

The 36-year-old reggae star -- better known as Bobi Wine -- had spent Friday holed up in a government hospital after being re-arrested while trying to leave the country.

Australian govt loses majority as Turnbull quits parliament

Australian govt loses majority as Turnbull quits parliament

Australia's former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary majority.

Iran's parliament impeaches economy minister Karbasian

Iran's parliament impeaches economy minister Karbasian

Masoud Karbasian lost the vote of confidence, which was carried live on state radio, by 137 votes to 121.

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budget help

The World Bank will provide $1bn in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister said on Saturday.

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes

New Zealand's parliament passed a law on Wednesday to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government's election campaign pledge.

Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority in parliament, opposition questions poll

Zimbabwe's ruling party wins majority in parliament, opposition questions poll

The presidential candidate for Zimbabwe's main opposition accused the ruling ZANU-PF of trying to steal the general election on Wednesday after official figures gave President Emmerson Mnangagwa ...

Cambodia ruling party claims 'huge victory' in election

Cambodia ruling party claims 'huge victory' in election

Hun Sen, who came to power in 1985 in a country still plagued by civil war, has cracked down on dissent in the run-up to this year's poll.

India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons

India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill law will go to the upper house and the president in the coming days.

'It's not too late to save Brexit,' says Boris Johnson

'It's not too late to save Brexit,' says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned this month over Theresa May’s strategy

Britain's May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

Britain's May bows to Brexit pressure in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May has come under fire from both wings of her party over a hard-won Brexit plan.