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NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

Negotiations are taking place as the US puts pressure on Canada and Mexico to alter the trade pact in favour of American interests.

Beware, Russia: America's Will Soon Test New Missile Defenses in Europe

Kris Osborn Security, How will Moscow respond?  The Pentagon will soon fire its emerging SM-3 IIA interceptor missile from a land-based Aegis Ashore site for the first time as part of a broad-based, multi-year effort to help defend European...Show More Summary

What's Facebook's latest news feed update really about?

A look at the social media giant's recent algorithm changes and what they mean for consumers and publishers.

Ecuador's leader laments "nuisance" Julian Assange

But President Lenin Moreno says his gov't still working behind scenes to help WikiLeaks founder out of London embassy

DR Congo conflict leaves 400,000 children malnourished

Some aid is reaching the malnourished in Kasai, but aid workers say it is not nearly enough and more displaced people are returning to the region.

Has Russia greenlighted Turkey’s Afrin offensive?

Growing US-Kurdish ties and a possible change in Turkey's position on Assad may be behind Moscow's tacit support.

How can we bridge the widening global inequality gap?

The richest one percent took 82 percent of the wealth generated in 2017, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing.

Yemen: no food, no medicine, no water

The war in Yemen grinds on, as does its human toll. Starvation, disease and physical danger are realities of life for most Yemenis.

50 years since North Korea attacked a US spy ship

Can the US use the same tactics to address North Korea's nuclear programme today as it did to negotiate the release of 82 US sailors in 1968?

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning

Tsunami warning issued for coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia, with remainder of US West Coast under watch.

Greek scientists reconstruct the face of ancient women

Scientists in Greece have used cutting-edge technology to reconstruct the face of Dawn, a cave-dweller from 9,000 years ago.

South Africa care deaths: Disgraced official apologises

The deaths of 143 mentally disabled patients, many from neglect, has shocked South Africa and families of the victims say they will not rest until those responsible are behind bars.

Stephen Keshi: Why Google honours him today

Known as the "Big Boss" and hailed as Nigeria's football icon, Stephen Keshi would have been 56 on Tuesday.

Little Gandhi: A Syrian movie about peaceful activism

The Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday and a Syrian animated film about a young man who challenges Assad's government with symbols of brotherhood is in the running for Best Foreign Language Film.

Kashmir violence: Tension soar along India-Pakistan border

India and Pakistan regularly exchange fire over the Line of Control, but recent fighting has extended to the border of India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan itself.

Police arrest suspected rapist, killer of Zainab Ansari

Suspect named as Imran arrested in the case of seven-year-old Zainab, who was raped and murdered in Kasur.

Turkey battles Syrian Kurds 'on two fronts' in Afrin

Troops take control of 11 Kurdish positions in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, according to Turkish media.

North Korea is least reported humanitarian crisis: Care

North Korea, Eritrea, Vietnam and DRC some of world's least reported humanitarian crises, says Swiss-based NGO.

1 killed, 15 injured as volcano, avalanche hit skiers

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in central Japan sends rocks flying in surprise eruption, followed by avalanche

Morocco allows women to take up public notary positions

Royal decree permits Moroccan women to carryout duties as notary officials, including documenting marriages.

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