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Top official leaves Britain's Brexit ministry

The top official at Britain's Brexit ministry quit on Monday to start working directly for Prime Minister Theresa May, in what opposition parties branded as "chaos" at a sensitive time in the negotiations. Oliver Robbins, the permanent...Show More Summary

Boris stirs up Brexit debate ahead of PM's big speech

In setting out his own vision for Brexit, Boris Johnson has stirred up colleagues and increased the pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her big speech on Europe later this week. The foreign secretary was accused of...Show More Summary

Britain wants post-Brexit security treaty with EU

Britain called Monday for a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to try and prevent terror attacks, days after a bomb exploded on a London Underground train. London said it wanted to maintain existing partnerships...Show More Summary

Corruption-plagued Brazil gets new chief prosecutor

A new chief prosecutor took over Monday in Brazil to oversee an avalanche of corruption investigations, including against President Michel Temer, and promised that no one would be "above the law." Raquel Dodge replaced the hard hitting...Show More Summary

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading. "To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2,300 confirmed and/or suspected cases," the world body said in a statement. Show More Summary

Syria troops closer to besieging IS after crossing key river

Syrian government troops came closer Monday to encircling the Islamic State group in a pocket of Deir Ezzor city after crossing the adjacent Euphrates River, Moscow and a monitoring group said. Russian-backed Syrian forces are trying...Show More Summary

Pain-wracked Lady Gaga postpones Europe tour

Pop star Lady Gaga has called off the entire European leg of her world tour because of "severe physical pain", her promoters said Monday. The US singer revealed last week that she has fibromyalgia, a chronic illness which can cause pain all over the body. Show More Summary

Three on trial for murder, abuse at German care home

Three care home workers went on trial Monday in Germany accused of killing two elderly residents and abusing a string of others, with prosecutors saying they acted "out of boredom". The case could take on a larger dimension with investigators now looking into 40 deaths at the care home in the western town of Lambrecht. Show More Summary

Kurds: one stateless people across four countries

The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own. Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, is to hold a non-binding independence referendum on September 25 that has stirred concern of separatist aspirations in neighbouring states. Show More Summary

Turkish military starts drill near Iraqi border

Turkey launched a military drill featuring tanks close to the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before Iraq's Kurdish region will hold an independence referendum. Despite opposition from Turkey, Iran and the United States,...Show More Summary

British cyclist set to beat Phileas Fogg's round the world dash

British adventurer Mark Beaumont is set Monday to better the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg -- by going around the world in under 80 days on a bicycle. The 34-year-old Scotsman hopes to set a new world record for circumnavigating...Show More Summary

Man held over murder of Japanese couple in Bali

Indonesian police have arrested a man over the murder of an elderly Japanese couple whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the holiday island of Bali. The scorched corpses of Nurio Matsuba, 76, and his 73-year-old wifeShow More Summary

Vietnam jails former political prisoner for five years

A former political prisoner in Vietnam was jailed Monday for a second time after being found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest, as the one-party state cracks down on critics. Rights groups say at least 15 dissidents have...Show More Summary

EU Commission calls for 'Airbus of batteries'

Europe must produce its own batteries for electric cars to avoid crashing out of the race with the United States and China, a senior member of the European Commission warned Monday. "We have to recognise that the United States and China...Show More Summary

Shanghai temple moves 2,000-tonne hall on rails

The main hall and statues of a century-old Buddhist temple in central Shanghai have been moved 30 metres (100 feet) on rails to ease crowding at the popular site. As many as 100,000 people visit the Jade Buddha Temple every day and Chinese authorities were concerned about overcrowding and the fire risk created by visitors burning incense. Show More Summary

At least 10,000 Bangladesh hardliners rally for Rohingya

Bangladesh police braced Monday as more than 10,000 Islamist hardliners marched on the Myanmar embassy to protest against the violence driving the Rohingya Muslim minority out of the Buddhist-majority nation. A huge crowd of demonstrators...Show More Summary

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill: report

The US flew four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests, a report said. Four F-35B stealth fighters and two B-1B bombers staged...Show More Summary

Top India court hears plea against Rohingya deportation

India's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing a plea challenging a government decision to deport up to 40,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, a lawyer said. The petition was filed on behalf of two Rohingya living at a refugeeShow More Summary

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Pressure tightened on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on the country's military, which is accused of driving out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign. Show More Summary

Chinese man investigated for cutting 'noisy' dogs' vocal cords

A Chinese man is being investigated for running a "veterinary" clinic on the street that cut the vocal cords of "noisy" dogs for a fee, local authorities announced Monday. Chinese media in Chengdu, the capital of southwest Sichuan province,...Show More Summary

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