South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with former rebel leader and First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) after a new unity government was sworn-in, Juba, South Sudan, 29 April 2016. South Sudan President Salva Kiir named a new unity government sharing power with former rebel leader Riek Machar, ending a conflict that erupted since mid-December 2013. According to peace agreement, the interim government will govern for the next 30 months before holding general elections. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

South Sudan begins 3rd round of peace talks

The talks holding in Sudan will centre on powers of the president and vice president.


137 Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

UN says more than five million Syrians have fled the country since the conflict began more than seven years ago.

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Coal mine collapse kills seven in South-western Pakistan

Poor working conditions inside coal mines in Balochistan regularly claim the lives of miners.

Floods in India’s Southern State of Kerala

39 dead as monsoon floods devastate Indian State of Kerala

Officials said that five more people were still missing.

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

North, South Korea agree on third summit

The two Koreas held a fresh round of talks at the DMZ on Monday to discuss the third summit.

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Court sentences five men to death for Bangladesh 1971 war crimes

The government of Hasina said about three million people were killed in the war.

Canadian police officers [photo: NY Daily News]

Two policemen among four dead in Canada shooting incident

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, offered his condolences to the victims’ families.

Heineken considers closing Brazilian factories

“A court decision mandates Heineken to sell beer and soft drinks below cost to a local distributor.”

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Gaza ceasefire calm after fights, protests expected

The ceasefire will face its first test later in the day.

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Indian to be first woman to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus

The 27-year-old woman is now in her 20th week of pregnancy.

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Mexican prosecutors recover 20 bodies in Jalisco

Tuesday’s discovery came after authorities found 10 bodies at a property in the state capital.

America's first lady’s Slovenian-born parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs. [Photo credit: NewIndianExpress]

Melania Trump’s parents become U.S. citizens under rules her husband hates

The first lady’s Slovenian-born parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, were sworn in in New York City.

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila

World powers praise Congo’s Kabila for agreeing to bow out

World powers praise Congo’s Kabila for agreeing to bow out

Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi attack kills 1 in Saudi Arabia

Eleven civilians were also injured, an official said.

Zambia map

Zambia govt deports Zimbabwean opposition politician

Mr Biti has been accused of unlawfully announcing opposition candidate as winner of presidential poll

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines tests first ever missile system

“The target was hit dead centre even if the sea state condition was moderately rough.”

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Dozens of Afghan soldiers killed in attack on base

“We have discovered and transported 40 bodies from the area, so far.”

Air strikes killed children, others in Yemen – Red Cross

“Scores killed, even more injured, most under 10.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

U.S. can’t be trusted, Iran’s Rouhani tells North Korea

Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from Washington for talks on Monday.

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia]

Pregnant woman, toddler killed in Israeli air strike on Gaza

Israel says it hit ‘only military targets.’

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Court sentences ex-Thai Buddhist monk to 114 years in prison for fraud, money laundering

Wirapol Sukphol faces separate charges of child molestation and child abduction.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin and U.S. President, Donald Trump [Photo Credit: BBC]

Russia calls new U.S. sanctions draconian, rejects poisoning allegations

Russia has repeatedly denied responsibility for the attack.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia mulls further action against Canada amid escalating row

“Additional measures against Canada are being considered.”

Simone Gbagbo

Cote d’Ivoire’s ex-first lady leaves detention after amnesty

Mrs Simone Gbagbo had been in detention since 2013 following the eviction of her husband from power.

China on map

China orders recall of vaccines from abroad

The commission did not specify which countries the faulty vaccines have been sold to.