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Chicago Tribune signage is displayed on the side of the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Tribune Media Co. is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings results before the opening of U.S. financial markets on August 13. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Nexstar is buying Tribune Media for $4.1 billion – Source

Chicago-based Tribune Media owns and operates 42 local stations reaching about 50 million households.

Mexico on map

Journalist shot dead in Mexico, 11th this year – Report

The human rights group, Article 19, called on the authorities to investigate Marquez’ murder.

Qatar

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC, focus on gas exports

Qatar would still attend the group’s meeting on Thursday and Friday this week.

Yemen used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Council on Foreign Relations]

Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis — State TV

Shi’ite Iran supports Houthi rebels in Yemen.

U.S. President, Donald Trump and Chinese Premier, Xi Jinping (Photo Credit: al Jazeera)

U.S., China agree trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit

“China has agreed to start purchasing agricultural product from our farmers immediately.”

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI in Houston

Trump, Obama, Macron pay tribute to late ex- US President, George Bush

The world leaders laud the late American president’s exploits while alive

Former-U.S.-President-George-HW-Bush, dies at 94. Right is George Bush Jnr, the 43rd US President

Ex-U.S. President George HW Bush dies

The ex-President is survived by his five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Putin warmly greets Saudi crown prince at G20 summit

Earlier, Mr Mohammed was sidelined during the official “family photo” of world leaders.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Macron tells Saudi prince international experts needed in Khashoggi probe

Mr Salman also met other world leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

South Sudan on map

Gunmen rape 125 women in South Sudan — Report

An official disputes the figures.

MTN

MTN Rwanda signs 50bn franc loan deal for network upgrade

The loan, with a seven-year term, was provided by a syndicate of eight banks

Australia on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

Australian children skip school to rally for climate action

Resources minister, however, said the only thing the children would learn from protesting was how to join the queue for unemployment benefits.

Vietnam on map

Vietnam sentences nine to death for heroin trafficking

Under Vietnamese law, trafficking more than 100g of heroin warrants the death penalty.

Jacob Zuma

Court delays trial of South Africa’s Zuma by six months

Criminal proceedings have been postponed until May 20.

South Africa on map

Power shortage worsens in South Africa

Since 2008, South Africa has suffered from power insufficiency which has led to economic losses of an estimated $23 billion.

Dutch Police

Dutch Police break up `ecstasy’ production line, arrest 13

The raids had police searching nine locations in the Netherlands.

Donald Trump

Former Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

“Cohen made a false statement to a Senate committee about plans for building a Trump Tower hotel in Moscow.”

Jamal Khashoggi [Photo: Middle East Monitor]

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi Nationals over Khashoggi murder

The Canadian government believes the individuals were responsible for or complicit in the killing of Mr Khashoggi.

Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin during the Helsinki Summit

Trump pulls out of Putin meeting due to Ukraine crisis

“I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”

Brazil map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Samba – Taste of Brazil]

Brazil withdraws offer to host UN climate change conference

The decision was based on budget restrictions and the transition in government, a statement noted.

Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin during the Helsinki Summit

Putin calls on U.S. to stop sanctions, seek common ground

“It seems to me that we need to achieve a positive result for ourselves, not trying to harm the partners.”

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia pledges $50m to UN Palestinian aid agency – Report

The $50 million would be provided by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Saudi crown prince arrives in Argentina for G20 amid Khashoggi murder furor

Khashoggi’s murder has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West.

Japan on map

Number of syphilis cases in Japan jumps to 47-year-high

The cause of the rapid rise remains unclear.

Trump in the Oval Office

Illegal immigrants in U.S. at lowest level since 2004 – Study

It was so, largely due to a decline in the number of people coming from Mexico.