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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan Congratulates Maduro After Controversial Poll Win

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on winning a new term in office.

Trump Says Meeting With Kim Jong-Un Not Certain

U.S. President Donald Trump said the much anticipated meeting between him and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un at Singapore on June 12, is not yet certain.

Zuma’s Son Fined $5,000 For Hate Speech

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday agreed to pay $5,000 while he also apologised for an insulting letter.

Why North Korea Summit May Not Hold – Trump

There is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un may not hold, Trump...

65 Dead As Heatwave Takes Over Pakistan

Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan.

Trump Attacks Ex-CIA Chief Over Russia Probe

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked former CIA chief John Brennan over the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Court Charges Archbishop Wilson Of Child Abuse Cover-up

An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s.

Iran Condemns US Sanctions Move

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the US for vowing to impose what it said would be the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country.

Palestinian President Abbas Improving In Hospital – Officials

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’s condition was improving and he could leave hospital as early as Tuesday, a senior official and a medical source said on Monday.

US Sanctions Will ‘Crush’ Iran, Says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the US will aim to "crush" Iran with economic and military pressure unless it changes its behavior in the Middle East.

US Vows ‘Strongest Sanctions In History’ On Iran

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.
Michelle Obama

Obama, Wife Sign Deal For Films, TV Shows

Former U.S. President, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have signed a major deal to make films and TV shows for a media streaming platform.

US Describes Venezuela Election As ‘Sham’

The United States says it would not recognize the Venezuela election results, while the European Union and some Latin nations warned before the vote that the election was shaping up to be unfair.
Smoke billows from the site of a suicide car bombing in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, that targeted buses carrying Syrian evacuees on April 15, 2017 © AFP Ibrahim YASOUF

Suicide Bombers Strike Thailand

Insurgents detonated more than 20 homemade explosives across Thailand’s south, the army said on Monday.

Maduro Wins Controversial Venezuela Election

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.

Maduro’s Rival Rejects Result, Calls For New Venezuela Election

Henri Falcon, President Nicolas Maduro’s main rival in the Venezuelan elections, rejected Sunday’s poll as invalid and called for new elections later this year.

Palestine’s President Abbas Hospitalized

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remained in hospital on Monday after suffering from a fever following an operation on his ear.

Trump Demands DOJ Probe Over Presidential Campaign Infiltration

President Donald Trump on Sunday demanded that the Justice Department look into whether it or the FBI spied on his presidential campaign for political reasons.
Penicillin

Woman Who Swallowed 106 Cocaine Capsules Implicates Nigerian In India

Police in India have extracted 106 cocaine capsules from a woman who was allegedly attempting to smuggle the drugs into the Asian country.
Everest

Mountain Climber Dies On Everest

A Macedonian climber died Sunday while making a final push for the summit of Mount Everest, the latest fatality of the current spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalayas.

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