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Afghan Taliban calls for direct talks with the US

The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a "peaceful solution" to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy reversal after months of escalating attacks. Civilian casualties surged in recent months as militants...Show More Summary

Macron's state visit to US set for April 23-25

French President Emmanuel Macron will make his state visit to the United States on April 23-25, his office announced, the first by a foreign leader since Donald Trump assumed the presidency last year. "This invitation reflects the long-standing...Show More Summary

Greek economy minister quits in housing stipend row

Greece's economy minister quit early Tuesday, the prime minister's office said, hours after his wife was ousted as a junior minister over a housing stipend controversy. "Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has accepted the resignation of Economy Minister Dimitri Papadimitriou," the premier's office said in a statement. Show More Summary

Prosecutors seek 30 years jail for ousted S. Korea president

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year-jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye for corruption and abuse of power. Park, 66, was sacked by the country's top court in March last year over a wide-ranging corruption scandal and has been held in custody for almost a year now. Show More Summary

India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

India's women athletes will for the first time wear trousers and a blazer instead of a traditional sari at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Australia, a move that has pitted reformers against traditionalists. Many Indian women...Show More Summary

Hanyu won gold with injured ankle 'only 20-30pc better'

Japan's "Ice Prince" Yuzuru Hanyu revealed Tuesday that he clinched figure skating Olympic gold despite his injured ankle being at barely a quarter of full fitness. Speaking at an overflowing press conference on his return from Pyeongchang in Korea, the 23-year-old told reporters he had spent his time off the ice studying his injury online. Show More Summary

Car-mad Germany anxious as court to rule on diesel bans

A top German court will issue a hotly-awaited decision Tuesday on whether cities can ban older diesel cars from some areas, potentially upending transport policy and a disrupting a keystone industry. Judges at the Federal Administrative...Show More Summary

Pummeled civilians in Syria enclave await Russia's first daily truce

The battered residents of Syria's Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave were waiting Tuesday morning for the start of a "humanitarian pause" announced by Russia after days of carnage wrought by artillery and air strikes. More than 550 civilians,...Show More Summary

Taiwan military veterans clash with police in pension protest

Protesters including senior military veterans pushed down a gate to Taiwan's parliament building Tuesday and clashed with police as they tried to storm in over pension cutbacks. One former colonel was in a critical condition in hospital after attempting to climb a wall and falling. Show More Summary

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi presidency

China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as criticism persisted on social media in defiance of censorship. The party has shocked many...Show More Summary

N. Korea general wraps up controversial visit to South

A powerful North Korean general Tuesday wrapped up his visit to the South as part of an Olympics charm offensive by Pyongyang that has drawn angry protests calling for his arrest. General Kim Yong Chol, who is in charge of inter-Korean...Show More Summary

'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummeting

A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos. Freezing temperatures have claimed at least seven lives across the continent in recent days with particularly acute fears for rough sleepers in the bitter cold. Show More Summary

5G wireless race heats up

The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year. Talk about 5G's potential to pave the way to a worldShow More Summary

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert

Squinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery -- camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art. Around a dozen humped sculptures,...Show More Summary

Five leading female faces in Italy vote

In an election campaign dominated by the men heading the major parties, several women are battling hard to make an impact when Italy goes to the polls on March 4. - Emma Bonino, the fighter - "Stop loving me so much and vote for me more," Bonino, a long-time radical activist and one of the country's most popular political figures, pleaded recently. Show More Summary

Murder shocks Filipinas in Kuwait, but some vow to stay

The murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found in a freezer in Kuwait has triggered outrage and prompted Manila to impose a departure ban for its citizens planning to work in the Gulf state. But the estimated 252,000 Filipinos and...Show More Summary

Coffee, New Year knickers and lottery dreams: Five things to know about Italy

Italy, which goes to the polls on March 4, evokes some of the best known cliches. Here are five quirky facts about the Italian people: - Prendiamo un caffe? (Fancy a coffee?) - The Italian coffee cult is now a worldwide phenomenon with its own vocabulary. Show More Summary

Lucia Annibali: from acid attack victim to Italy parliament candidate

After overcoming a brutal acid attack organised by an ex-lover, Lucia Annibali is using her power as a symbol of the battle against gender-based violence to take that fight to Italy's parliament. A lawyer, Annibali has bounced back from...Show More Summary

British astronaut hails 'groundbreaking' Airbus satellite

British astronaut Tim Peake on Monday hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite isShow More Summary

More than 30 believed dead in PNG quake: report

More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as rescue teams worked to reach the worst-hit areas. The 7.5-magnitude tremor struck 90 kilometres...Show More Summary

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