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Afghan lawmaker, four others killed in Taliban blast ahead of elections

Mr Qahraman is reportedly the 10th candidate killed in the past two months with two more abducted and four wounded by hard line Islamist militants.

Rescue efforts after explosion in Crimea

Explosion in Crimea college kills 13

About 50 people are also feared injured in the explosion.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo says Saudis committed to probe into journalist’s disappearance

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

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Former Thai monk sentenced to 16 years in prison for statutory rape

Mr Sukphol was expelled from the monkhood in 2017.

Sabarimala Temple. [PHOTO CREDIT: Times Now]

Protests, heavy security as Indian Temple opens doors to women

Women of reproductive age, roughly 10 to 50, were banned for centuries from entering the inner sanctum of the Sabarimala Temple.

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Pakistan executes serial paedophile, killer of 8 children

Nearly 3,500 children are sexually assaulted in Pakistan every year.

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Internet connectivity triples in Africa amid rising cybercrime – AU

The first African forum on cybercrime is expected to focus on cybercrime policies and national legislations.

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Rising hunger pushes Congo’s children into sex work, mines – Charities

Boys and young men are joining armed groups so that they can eat.

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10 Iranian security personnel kidnapped at border with Pakistan

A separatist claims it had seized the personnel as revenge for the oppression of Sunni Muslims.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Khashoggi’s disappearance: Saudi Govt appreciates supporting nations

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have sided with Saudi Arabia.

Liberia Charity Chief resigns after damning report on rape scandal

The report by ProPublica and TIME magazine claimed one of the promoters of women’s empowerment raped 30 girls.

Donald Trump

Trump slams senator’s claim to Native American heritage

Senator Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test to support her claim to Native American heritage.

The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud) (Image Rene Rossignaud/AP)

Malta says $1.2 million bounty for journalist’s killer still on offer

Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, who wrote an anti-corruption blog, was killed on October 16, 2017 by a car bomb.

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France detains six people over shooting spree, hostage-taking

A petty criminal turned Islamist terrorist killed four people in a series of attacks.

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Egypt remains Africa’s largest recipient of FDI, UNCTAD says

Overall, the global financial picture of FDI’s in the first half of 2018, was “gloomy”.

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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.

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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