US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

US President Donald Trump's top Senate Republican urged lawmakers Sunday to "step back from the brink" and fund the government, before a two-day shutdown extends into Monday and becomes far worse. ...
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One dead in banned protest in Kinshasa

One dead in banned protest in Kinshasa

At least one person was killed in Kinshasa on Sunday after security forces opened fire to disperse protesters at a banned march demanding that President Joseph Kabila stand down, the United Nations and witnesses said. A 16-year-old girl died after shots were a...
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President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year. After a low-key campaign, opinion polls put the conservative in t...
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At least six dead in 12-hour siege at luxury Kabul hotel

At least six dead in 12-hour siege at luxury Kabul hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least six people including a foreigner, sparking a 12-hour fight with security forces that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze. People trapped at the top of the six-st...
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Five things to know about Cyprus

Five things to know about Cyprus

Cyprus is gearing up for presidential elections on January 28 that could determine whether the divided Mediterranean island resumes a push for reunification. Here are five things to know about the popular holiday destination that has been split for almost 44 y...
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‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

‘Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes, calling him a "mythic figure who transformed French cuisine. Chefs are crying in their kitchens across France". ...
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Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

Pence meets Sisi on Mideast tour amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

Us Vice President Mike Pence held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Saturday at the start of a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. ...
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South Africa’s ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

South Africa’s ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms

South Africa's ruling ANC party said Saturday it would "act decisively" to rebuild its reputation, as local media reported that President Jacob Zuma could soon be forced from office. ...
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Russia-led Syria peace congress to be held Jan 30

Russia-led Syria peace congress to be held Jan 30

Russian-led peace talks on Syria will be held on January 30 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia's chief negotiator Aleksandr Lavrentyev said Saturday, quoted by Interfax news agency. ...
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[PHOTO] Epileptic Nigerian Mom Spared Jail After Killing Her Daughter

[PHOTO] Epileptic Nigerian Mom Spared Jail After Killing Her Daughter

A court in UK failed to sentence a 45-year-old Nigerian mum to death for killing her 18-month-old daughter when she suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel. Chidinma Anya was slammed by Old Bailey judge Rebecca Poulet for driving despite being told not to by a ...
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