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CPJ condemns firebomb attacks on newspaper offices in Turkey

CPJ called on all parties in Turkey to respect the role of the media.

Turkish journalist arrested for posts on social media

Interrogators asked the journalist about his recent Facebook and Twitter posts, including links to articles.

Barack Obama

US reports first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other public health authorities are alarmed about the Zika virus.

Donald Trump slumps as Americans kick-start presidential race

Mr Trump’s campaign has been famous for his incendiary remarks against Hispanics, Muslims and other minorities.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister

Netanyahu rejects French ultimatum on Palestinian statehood

Mr. Fabius said that if the French plan did not break the deadlock, Paris would recognise a Palestinian state.

Turkey arrests 10 ISIS recruiters in Ankara

Turkey blames ISIS for a recent bombing that killed 10 German tourists

China indicates interest in Nigeria’s honey, other products

China said it would send a delegation to Nigeria to showcase investment potentials.

Viktor Orban, Hungary Prime Minister Photo: politics.hu

Hungary to keep migrants away – prime minister

The prime minister has maintained an openly hostile stance to migrants.

World’s oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

In 2015, the number of centenarians surpassed 60,000 for the first time in Japan​.​

$1.6bn U.S. Powerball jackpot to be split between 3 winning tickets

The winning numbers are 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.

U.S. largest ever lottery prize hits $1.5 billion

Winner will get $930m instant payment or $1.5bn instalments in 29 years.

24 million children out of school – UNICEF

UNICEF says South Sudan had the highest proportion of the number.

10 killed in Turkey tourist hub blast

A source said nine of those killed were Germans.

Obama announces suspension of South Africa from trade benefits

The suspension was because South Africa failed to meet the requirements of a trade deal.

Trump threatens to pull $1billion investment if banned from entering UK

Mr. Trump drew widespread anger after his proposal to stop Muslims entering the U.S.

UN Secretary-General’s envoy to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran

Saudi Arabia cut off diplomatic relations with Iran on Sunday, following the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr and 46 other prisoners by Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Syrian journalist shot dead in Turkey

Turkish authorities said they have opened an investigation

China abolishes 1-child policy, couples can now have two children

The policy of one child per couple was implemented in the 1970s to control population growth.

Japan, South Korea to seek breakthrough in sex slavery row

Japan demands removal of a girl statue symbolising the sexual slavery in South Korea.

Muslims praying

Germany closes mosque for promoting violence

A German official says the mosques raises money from terrorist organisations.

Yemen ceasefire has started, UN says

UN says government representatives and Houthi rebels had arrived for talks.

3,200 migrants die in the Mediterranean in one year

Mr. Parego says Europe always found resources to drop bombs, but not to save innocent victims.

ISIS

U.S. confirms death of top Islamic State leader in Libya

Mr. Nabil died in the strike carried out by F-15 aircraft on a compound in the city of Derna.

Al-Shabab

U.S. born al Shabaab militant surrenders- Official

The militant said he found out that the al Shabaab ideology is wrong.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

Number of asylum seekers in Germany soars to 965,000

Number trumps previous estimates set for the whole year.