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Pope performs marriage aboard plane in Chile

7 hours 53 min ago
Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, told the pope they had been married in a civil service but their planned religious ceremony in their parish church in Santiago could not take place because it was heavily damaged in the country's 2010 earthquake.

UAE lodges complaint with UN over Qatar war planes

10 hours 23 min ago
The United Arab Emirates has lodged a complaint with the United Nations to say Qatari war planes intercepted its civilian aircraft in an unjustified escalation of a regional dispute, state news agency WAM said on Thursday.

Pakistan can live without US aid: Foreign Minister

11 hours 33 min ago
Pakistan is trying to maintain a balance in its relationship with the US and the government has made it clear that Islamabad can live without Washington's aid but will not compromise on national integrity, foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said.

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

13 hours 13 min ago
As American investigators continue to probe Russian involvement in Trump's shock 2016 election victory over Hillary Clinton, Moscow talks of the US president as a hostage to internal political struggles who is unable to improve ties.

52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus accident: Ministry

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:32
"On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caug​ht fire ... 55 passengers and two drivers were on board. Five passengers received medical assistance. The remainder were killed," the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the fire.​

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:09
"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that," Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview. "I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think."

US to continue military training in Pakistan: Report

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:45
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua informed the Senate's foreign affairs committee on Wednesday that the US would continue funding the aid components that support their national interest, including the International Military Education and Training (IMET) part.

Trump: Russia helps North Korea duck sanctions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:18
"Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea," Trump said. "What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing."

Trump: No US embassy move to Jerusalem this year

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:12
Reversing decades of US policy, Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.

Trump reveals winners of  'Fake News Awards'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:53
Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman nabbed the number one spot. The administration said he merited the award for writing "on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover."

UN must step up pressure on Pakistan: US

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:46
US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley did not specify what measures could be taken to pressure Pakistan, but the UNSC does have the power to impose sanctions.

Under WH orders not to answer House panel: Bannon

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:16
When appearing before the committee, Bannon refused to answer a number of questions, citing “executive privilege” allowing the president to keep information from the public. The panel eventually subpoenaed Bannon for refusing to answer its questions.

No action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan PM

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:09
Granting total immunity to the Mumbai terror attacks mastermind, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told a private news channel on Tuesday night that no action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed since no case has been registered against him.

North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:57
North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said today, as South Korea's president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals' first unified Olympic team.

Without rain, Cape Town may run out of water by April

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:54
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations.

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:52
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for a financial rescue from the beleaguered government it has supported militarily for nearly three years.

Putin seeks to be 'emperor for life': Alexei Navalny

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:21
With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but guaranteed to hand Putin a historic fourth term, the 41-year-old opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner spoke to AFP Tuesday in his campaign headquarters.

Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:06
Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said today as preparations for their return got under way.

Macedonia: The decades-long quarrel over its name

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:19
PARIS: The name chosen by the small eastern European country of Macedonia at its independence 27 years ago has been steadfastly rejected by its neighbour Greece. The bitter dispute has stalled the young Balkan nation's efforts to take its place in the European Union and other international institutions.