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Israel unveils details of new underground wall along Gaza Strip

The Israeli army on Thursday revealed details of a massive underground barrier being built along the border with the Gaza Strip in a bid to neutralise the threat of Palestinian attack tunnels. Eventually stretching some 65 kilometres...Show More Summary

Costa Rica 'more complete' after recovering 200 artifacts from Venezuela

Costa Rica said it is "more complete" after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artifacts from Venezuela, where they had been amassed by a wealthy Estonian art collector. The handover of the 196 stone and ceramic figurines to the National...Show More Summary

UN chief wants Syria gas attacks probe to be revived

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria after Russia killed off a UN probe of the gas attacks. Guterres said the use...Show More Summary

US admits Turkey owed explanation over Syria force

US officials mis-spoke about a plan to set up a 30,000-strong militia in eastern Syria and owe angry ally Turkey an explanation, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admits. On Sunday, the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group...Show More Summary

Hungary plans 'Stop Soros' laws amid refugee row

Hungary published details Thursday of tough anti-immigration laws named after "public enemy" George Soros amid a row over claims Budapest covered up a hike in refugee arrivals. Hungarian-born US billionaire Soros has been called "a public...Show More Summary

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet. Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies...Show More Summary

Spotlight on procreation rights as France begins sweeping bioethics debate

France on Wednesday kicked off a marathon round of talks designed to inform the country’s legislation on bioethics, with the government hoping to avoid a repeat of the poisonous debate that hijacked the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

Russian police raid opposition leader Navalny's office

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that police were raiding his campaign headquarters in Saint Petersburg as he pressed ahead with a call for a boycott of presidential polls. "Right now a search is going on in our...Show More Summary

Turkey faces diplomatic minefield over new Syria operation

Turkey has ramped up its rhetoric to threaten an imminent cross-border incursion against Kurdish militia in Syria but the attitude of Russia and to a lesser extent the United States will determine the nature of the operation, analysts say. Show More Summary

Baby dies amid migrant rescue chaos in Med

A three-month old baby has died after being picked up by rescuers at sea off Libya, because bad weather and a lack of boats made a medical evacuation impossible, aid organisations said Thursday. Over 1,600 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean since Tuesday, including many women and children. Show More Summary

Pope defends Chilean bishop accused of abuse cover-up

Pope Francis on Thursday strongly defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up a priest's sexual abuse of minors. "The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will speak," the pope said in response to a journalist's...Show More Summary

Let the sunshine in, Belgium clamours after record dark spell

Wind, clouds, rain, and no sun: Belgium has suffered an early winter with one of the worst deficits of sunshine in its history, a surprising and depressing turn even for a country used to bad weather. With 10 hours and 31 minutes ofShow More Summary

Last chance for deadlocked N. Ireland parties

Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties were told Thursday that fresh talks to restore a power-sharing government after a year in limbo must produce results within weeks. Following a meeting in Belfast, Britain's new Northern...Show More Summary

Pope marries couple on papal plane

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children and are both flight attendants. Show More Summary

Tillerson says Russia helps North Korea get fuel

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is helping North Korea evade some of the sanctions imposed on it to force it to halt its nuclear missile program. Last year, Russia signed up to United Nations sanctions pushed by Washington as a way to force Kim Jong-Un's regime to come to the table and negotiate disarmament. Show More Summary

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties. As part of "Panda Diplomacy" -- China's historic use of the charmingShow More Summary

Czech cabinet to hand in resignation on January 24

Czech President Milos Zeman will accept the resignation of the minority Czech government led by billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis on January 24, the president's office said on Thursday. Babis, whose ANO (YES) movement scored aShow More Summary

German far right in row over Nobel laureate's name

Germany's far-right AfD party will decide Friday whether to adopt a think-tank named after Nobel peace laureate Gustav Stresemann, despite anger from the former chancellor's descendants who have threatened legal action. "The politics undertaken by Gustav Stresemann in his time are a perfect ideological fit with our ideas. Show More Summary

Human Rights Watch hails resistance to Trump-style populism

The policies of US President Donald Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen have dealt a blow to rights campaigns around the world but resistance is building, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. In its annual report, the group denounced...Show More Summary

Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo

Pope Francis has again stressed the importance of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and urged fresh talks between Israel and Palestinians on a two-state solution, the Vatican said Thursday. The Argentine pontiff strongly opposed...Show More Summary

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