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Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; Yuan struggles

The dollar has pinned the Chinese yuan to a two-month low.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Khashoggi: Google withdraws from Saudi conference

Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing.

Angela Merkel

German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018

In 2017, that figure stood at 153 people deported on seven deportation flights

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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

The latest move addresses a sensitive area for the company, which has come under fire for its lax approach to fake news reports.

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Blast injures five children in Afghanistan

Violence has been on the rise as Afghan security forces struggle against a surge in attacks by militants.

France President, Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President, Donald Trump

France pledges to help North Korea denuclearise

France says it could play a role in the dismantling of nuclear warheads if it sees Pyongyang’s commitment.

Egypt court upholds three-year jail term for ex-President Morsi

The court also confirms the same sentence for 19 other defendants in the same case.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

200,000 British elderly people suffering loneliness – report

The British government launches first strategy to tackle the problem.

Korean Air [Photo: Upgraded Points]

Korean Air chief indicted on embezzlement, other charges – prosecutors

Mr Cho is the latest head of a big business group to face legal challenges in South Korea since President Moon Jae-in took office in 2017.

Zoran Zaev, Macedonian PM [Photo: Greek Reporter]

Macedonian parliament debates on changing country’s name

Opponents of the name change have scheduled a protest in front of the parliament

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Amnesty Rights worker describes abduction in Russia as “violent”

The researcher said his abductors wore dark baseball caps and medical masks and did not identify themselves.

Thailand on Map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Operation World]

Thai police seize 22 million methamphetamine pills in two raids

The busts were among Thailand’s biggest drug confiscations this year.

The Panhandle flood

Trump, wife to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle

This is the president’s first tour of the destruction left by the deadly Hurricane Michael.

Journalists

West African journalists strategise on media development

The deliberation is part of events at the ongoing West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA).

King Salman of Saudi

Saudi team arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi investigation- sources

Khashoggi, a journalist, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents.

Singapore on map used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Goway Travel]

World’s longest flight lands in New York from Singapore

The flight covered 16,700 kilometres and lasted a whopping 17 hours 52 minutes.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government

At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Eugenie, to marry at Windsor Castle

The couple met at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2010.

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World’s largest fish market reopens at new site in Tokyo

The old site will provide temporary parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Uganda

Death toll in eastern Uganda landslide rises to 35

Torrential rains on Thursday triggered landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district, leaving scores of people dead.

Donald Trump

Trump says getting closer to understanding Saudi journalist’s disappearance

Jalam Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Consulate in Turkey on October 2 to get documents for his planned marriage.

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio. [PHOTO CREDIT: TimesLIVE]

China defends $318 million airport project after Sierra Leone halts construction

Sierra Leone’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma, began construction in March, shortly before he lost power.

Map showing Libya and Egypt

Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks

The court sentences another 19 to life imprisonment

Mohammed Dewji, Africa's youngest billionaire [Photo: The Straits Times]

Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania

Mr Dewji is ranked 17th by Forbes on its list of Africa’s billionaires.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In

South Korea says no change on North Korean sanctions

North Korea has denied any involvement in the sinking.