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631 Persons Missing, 66 Dead In California Wildfires

The number of missing in Californian wildfires has risen to 631, as authorities added hundreds of names to the lists of the unaccounted for Thursday.

Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Cambodia Massacre

Two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia were on Friday found guilty of genocide.

New Zealand Denies Blocking Nauru Refugees

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern has denied allegations that her country was blocking refugees from Nauru on visitor visas.

Chinese Govt Detains Catholic Bishop

The Chinese government has detained Bishop Pietro Shao Zhumin for resisting demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body.

North Korea Tests New Ultramodern Tactical Weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un supervised the testing of a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon”, state media reported on Friday.
Another Fuel Tanker Explodes Barely 24hrs After Lagos Tanker Explosion

42 Confirmed Dead As Gas Tank Explodes In Zimbabwe

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus in Zimbabwe, the police have said on Friday.

Russia Warns France Over Central Africa Peace Role

Russia warned France that it must recognize its peace efforts in CAR as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security Council resolution.

Trump To Meet Kim In 2019 Over Nuclear Programmes

US President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday.

U.S. Sanctions 17 Saudi Officials Over Khashoggi’s Murder

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian citizens for their roles in the killing of a Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Gabonese VP Takes Over Cabinet Amid Bongo’s Illness

Gabon’s top court has ruled that the vice president will chair the cabinet in the absence of President Ali Bongo, who remains in hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Prosecutor Reveals Who Ordered Khashoggi’s Killing

Saudi’s public prosecutor has revealed the person who ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was the head of the negotiating team sent to repatriate him.

Another British Minister Resigns Over Brexit Draft Deal

Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has become the latest cabinet minister to resign from Theresa May's government over Brexit draft plan.

Theresa May Suffers Huge Blow As Brexit Secretary Quits

UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a severe setback as Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned from his position on Thursday.

UK Cabinet Backs Brexit Draft Agreement

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has said that her cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU.

UN Security Council Meets On Gaza Violence

The UN Security Council met on Tuesday to discuss the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip but there was no agreement on how to address the crisis

UN Lifts Sanctions On Eritrea

The UN Security Council on Wednesday lift sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Israeli Defence Minister Resigns Over Gaza Ceasefire

Israel's Defence Minister has resigned over the cabinet's decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza.

UK PM Faces Showdown Over Brexit Deal

Theresa May will face a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues' support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU.

Sri Lankan Parliament Votes Against PM Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan lawmakers have passed a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, effectively removing the controversial leader from his post.

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Restores Sacked Parliament

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament.

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