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Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by U.S. jury

Reuters 13 Feb 04:00 PM

The world’s most infamous cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a U.S. court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colourful, decades-long career. Read Full Story »

Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire

Bbc 12 Feb 05:21 PM

At least 17 people have died in a Delhi hotel fire that broke out early on Tuesday morning, police said. Read Full Story »

Venezuela’s crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

Associated Press 12 Feb 10:17 AM

 Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise. Read Full Story »

Venezuela's Maduro says Trump out to kill him, Russia seeks talks

Reuters 30 Jan 09:05 PM

Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ordering his assassination while his main global backer Russia called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff deepening geopolitical splits. Read Full Story »

As West turns on him, Venezuela's Maduro flexes military muscle

Reuters 28 Jan 10:51 AM

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. Read Full Story »

Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapse

Reuters 28 Jan 10:06 AM

Brazilian rescuers searched into the night on Sunday for hundreds of people missing after a burst mining dam triggered a deadly mudslide, as the death toll rose to 58 and was expected to keep climbing more than two days after the disaster. Read Full Story »

Mexican pipeline blast during fuel raid kills at least 21

Reuters 19 Jan 02:03 PM

At least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said. Read Full Story »

UK PM May faces confidence vote as Brexit goes down to the line

Reuters 16 Jan 03:14 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced a no confidence vote on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her Brexit divorce deal by parliament left Britain’s exit from the European Union in disarray just 10 weeks before it is due to leave. Read Full Story »

Kenya hotel siege leaves at least 14 people dead

Reuters 16 Jan 02:36 PM

Kenya’s president said early on Wednesday that security forces had killed all four militants who stormed an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi the previous day, in an attack that killed at least 14 people. Read Full Story »

Ahead of vote, UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

Reuters 14 Jan 10:01 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels. Read Full Story »

U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria

Reuters 12 Jan 02:46 PM

The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State added to confusion surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Syria on Friday by saying it had started the pullout process, but officials later clarified that only equipment, not troops, were being withdrawn. Read Full Story »

North Korea's Kim in China after warning of alternate path to Trump talks

Reuters 08 Jan 03:35 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions and pressure on his country. Read Full Story »

Reuters 04 Jan 05:50 PM

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets. Read Full Story »

China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

Reuters 02 Jan 04:22 PM

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Bangladesh PM Hasina wins third straight term despite vote-rigging claims

Reuters 31 Dec 01:04 PM

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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

Reuters 25 Dec 05:59 PM

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands. Read Full Story »

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption

Bbc 24 Dec 04:06 PM

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail after a fresh corruption conviction. Read Full Story »

Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors after Indonesian tsunami kills 280

Reuters 24 Dec 09:06 AM

The death toll from a tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted rose to at least 280 on Monday, officials said, as rescuers using heavy machinery and their bare hands searched for more victims. Read Full Story »

Krakatau-triggered tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 62, over 580 injured

Bbc 23 Dec 10:55 AM

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U.S. defense chief Mattis quits after clashing with Trump on policies

Reuters 21 Dec 07:07 PM

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Associated Press 05 Dec 08:42 PM

A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. Read Full Story »

US, China put brakes on their trade dispute with ceasefire

Associated Press 02 Dec 04:29 PM

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. Read Full Story »

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Reuters 01 Dec 11:28 AM

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army but lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, died on Friday at the age of 94, a family spokesman said. Read Full Story »

India won't attend Saarc summit in Pakistan: Minister Swaraj

Samuel Chhetri 28 Nov 04:06 PM

Indian Minister for External Affairs (EAM) SushmaSwaraj on Wednesday said that India will not be attending the Saarc summit being organised in Islamabad, Pakistan, India media reports said. Read Full Story »

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