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- Violent Nicaragua protests claim another 10 lives: rights group
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:54:19 -0400
Nicaraguan police and paramilitary groups loyal to President Daniel Ortega killed at least 10 people on Sunday, a human rights association said, as the death toll from violent clashes in the Central American country continues to rise.
- Parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:14:01 -0400
British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change course on her strategy for leaving the European Union.
- Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:14:24 -0400
Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.
- Nicaragua students freed from church after violent night; one killed
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:11:34 -0400
Catholic bishops on Saturday secured the release of dozens of Nicaraguan student protesters trapped overnight inside in a church under a hail of gunfire from armed pro-government supporters, who killed at least one person inside, a human rights group said.
- On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:09:55 -0400
On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.
- Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:50 -0400
Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.
- Iran's supreme leader calls for government to be backed in face of U.S. sanctions
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:19:34 -0400
Iran's supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming U.S. economic sanctions, saying America's "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website.
- Syrian forces widen south west offensive, some rebels leave for north
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:12:09 -0400
Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country's southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said.
- Syrian state media: Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:12:09 -0400
Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.
- Five miners killed in fire at South African copper mine
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:38:39 -0400
Five miners died on Sunday in a fire at a South African copper mine operated by unlisted Palabora Mining Company, the company said in a statement.
- Kenya Power CEO under arrest over allegations of economic crimes: police
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:24:33 -0400
Kenya Power's Chief Executive Officer gave himself up to police on Sunday and was in their custody, police said, a day after the east African country said it wanted to charge him over alleged economic crimes.
- All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:54:49 -0400
The last Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters left the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Sunday, the militia controlling the town said, fulfilling a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw.
- Tens of thousands protest in Morocco over jailed Rif activists
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:08:35 -0400
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday to demonstrate against the jailing of leaders of a protest movement in the predominantly Berber region of Rif.
- At concert, Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders preach peace, love, unity
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:07:32 -0400
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki preached love and unity on Sunday at a concert attended by thousands of flag-waving guests, part of a rapprochement between the two nations after years of hostility.
- Nigeria's ruling party unseats opposition in southern Ekiti state
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:00:14 -0400
Nigeria's ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.
- Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to help
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:59:26 -0400
Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24.
- Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:22:59 -0400
Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.
- Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:11:52 -0400
Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.
- At least seven killed in suicide blast near Afghan ministry
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:56:53 -0400
An apparent suicide blast close to a government ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 15, officials said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
- Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:40:59 -0400
A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume.