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UN biodiversity talks open, billed as 'last chance' for nature

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High-stakes UN biodiversity talks open in Montreal Wednesday, in what is being billed as the "last best chance" to save …

Polls close in Georgia runoff Senate vote, a new test for Biden

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Election officials in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday began counting votes in a hotly contested Senate race between a …

US judge dismisses suit against Saudi prince in Khashoggi murder

Dec 07 2022

A US judge dismissed Tuesday a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his alleged role in …

US says has not 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia

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The United States said Tuesday it hadn't "enabled" Ukraine to carry out strikes inside Russia, after a spate of drone …

Georgia runoff Senate vote a new test for Biden

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Voters were going to the polls in the southern US state of Georgia on Tuesday to choose between a pastor and a former …

Guilty of fraud, Argentina's Kirchner banned from seeking office

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An Argentine court on Tuesday sentenced Vice President Cristina Kirchner to six years in jail for corruption, banning …

'Avatar 2' gets world premiere in London

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One of the most delayed sequels in blockbuster history finally hit the big screen on Tuesday as "Avatar: The Way of …

Portugal blow away Switzerland to reach World Cup last eight

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Portugal dismantled Switzerland 6-1 to charge into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Goncalo Ramos started in …

NY jury finds Trump Organization guilty of fraud

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Donald Trump's family business was found guilty of tax fraud by a New York jury Tuesday, dealing a blow to the …

Guilty of fraud, Argentina's Kirchner banned from holding public office

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An Argentine court on Tuesday found former president Cristina Kirchner guilty of corruption, sentencing her to six years …

Indonesia parliament approves ban on sex outside marriage

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Indonesia's parliament approved legislation on Tuesday that would outlaw sex outside marriage in a move critics said was …

Morocco shock Spain to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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Morocco stunned Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their …

Pandemic treaty plans thrashed out at WHO

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Negotiators are meeting in Geneva this week to thrash out a pandemic treaty aimed at ensuring the flaws that turned …

Spain's former king wins partial victory in UK harassment case

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Three appeal judges in London on Tuesday ruled that the former mistress of Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I could not sue …

Ukraine war revives EU wish to bring Balkans into its fold

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European Union leaders vowed on Tuesday to strengthen ties with the Western Balkans, a drive reinvigorated by Russia's …

Zelensky visits Donbas near 'difficult' Ukraine front

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President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday visited the frontline region of Donetsk in east Ukraine, describing fighting in …

Soul-searching in Senegal after woman MP hit in parliament

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Senegal is asking some tough questions about the state of its democracy, reputedly one of the strongest in Africa, after …

S.Africa's Ramaphosa future fragile despite party backing

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The threat of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's immediate exit from office over a cash-in-sofas scandal has …

Ronaldo eyes World Cup quarters as Morocco dare to dream

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Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco …

Al Jazeera submits slain journalist's case to ICC

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TV network Al Jazeera submitted the case of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on …

EU agrees ban on imports driving deforestation

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The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday to ban the import of products including coffee, cocoa and soy in cases …

Indonesia parliament approves ban on extra-marital sex

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Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday approved legislation that would outlaw sex outside marriage in a move critics said was …

China's ruling party lauds late leader Jiang Zemin

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Sirens wailed across China as the Communist Party eulogised late leader Jiang Zemin Tuesday, hailing him as a patriot …

Ukraine races to restore power grid after Russia strikes

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Ukraine worked to restore power on Tuesday after Russia's latest wave of missile strikes caused power disruptions across …

Indonesian parliament approves legislation to outlaw extra-marital sex

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Indonesia's parliament approved Tuesday legislation that would outlaw pre-marital sex while making other sweeping …

Former Chinese leader Hu in first public appearance since dramatic Congress exit

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Former Chinese leader Hu Jintao was seen in public for the first time since he was dramatically escorted out of a top …

Ukraine races to restore power grid post-Russia strikes as winter comes

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Ukraine worked to restore power on Tuesday after Russia's latest wave of missile strikes caused power disruptions across …

China comes to standstill for late leader Jiang's memorial

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Sirens wailed across China as the country came to a standstill Tuesday during a public memorial service for former …

Brazil thrill to earn World Cup quarter-final against Croatia

Dec 05 2022

Brazil hit top gear with Neymar back in the line-up to brush aside South Korea 4-1 on Monday and ease into the …

Angry protests in Greek city after police shoot Roma boy

Dec 05 2022

Violent scuffles broke out in Greece's second largest city on Monday after a Roma teenager was shot by police and left …

US Supreme Court hears case pitting free speech against LGBTQ rights

Dec 05 2022

The conservative-majority US Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to rule in favor of a Christian graphic designer who …

Pele watches Brazil World Cup match from hospital

Dec 05 2022

With fans worldwide on edge over his health, ailing 82-year-old football legend Pele said Monday he was cheering for the …

S.Africa's ruling ANC rallies around troubled Ramaphosa

Dec 05 2022

South Africa's National Assembly on Monday delayed by a week a keenly watched parliamentary vote that could lead to the …

How tackling invasive species on land can spark 'stunning' improvements at sea

Dec 05 2022

Restoring islands devastated by invasive species and helping coastal "connectors" like seabirds boosts nature on land …

Guinea trial adjourned after ex-dictator pleads ill health

Dec 05 2022

Proceedings in a trial over a 2009 massacre in Guinea were adjourned for a week on Monday after former dictator Moussa …

Pele says watching Brazil World Cup match from hospital

Dec 05 2022

With fans worldwide on edge over his health, ailing 82-year-old football legend Pele wished the Brazilian national team …

Russia hits Ukraine grid in latest fatal barrage

Dec 05 2022

Ukraine was targeted on Monday by a new wave of fatal Russian missiles, the latest attack to cause massive power …

ANC says will oppose any parliament bid to oust Ramaphosa

Dec 05 2022

South Africa's ruling party on Monday warned it would not back any motion at an upcoming parliamentary debate that would …

Jury in trial of France's Mendy retires to consider verdicts

Dec 05 2022

The jury in the UK trial of France footballer Benjamin Mendy retired on Monday to consider its verdicts against the …

'A dirty game': Netflix teases new clips of Harry and Meghan series

Dec 05 2022

A new Netflix trailer released Monday for an upcoming six-part docuseries on Prince Harry and wife Meghan risked further …

Iran activists, US brush off claim morality police abolished

Dec 05 2022

Iranian activists and Western nations on Monday dismissed a claim that the protest-hit Islamic republic is disbanding …

Defendant slams security at Brussels attacks trial

Dec 05 2022

A defendant on trial over the 2016 bombings in Brussels on Monday charged in court that the suspects were being …

Bollettieri -- the hard as nails coach who shaped tennis stars

Dec 05 2022

Nick Bollettieri, the celebrity tennis coach who helped develop such icons as Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, died on …

Nigeria train resumes eight months after deadly attack

Dec 05 2022

Nigeria on Monday resumed a train service linking the capital with a northern city, eight months after it was suspended …

Russia says oil price cap will not stop Ukraine offensive

Dec 05 2022

Russia shrugged off a Western-imposed price cap on its oil exports on Monday, warning that it would not disrupt its …

S.Africa's ruling ANC debates embattled president's future

Dec 05 2022

The top leaders of South Africa's ruling party went into talks on Monday to discuss the fate of embattled President …

Chinese cities relax testing rules as zero-Covid policy eases

Dec 05 2022

Businesses reopened and testing requirements were relaxed in Beijing and other Chinese cities on Monday as the country …

Iran activists brush off claim morality police abolished

Dec 05 2022

Campaigners backing Iran's protest movement on Monday dismissed a claim that the Islamic republic is disbanding its …

Turkey inflation slows for first time since 2021

Dec 05 2022

Turkey's inflation slowed in November for the first time since May 2021, official data showed on Monday, delivering a …

W.African leaders agree to create regional force

Dec 05 2022

West African leaders agreed on Sunday to create a regional force to intervene against jihadism and in the event of …

In El Salvador, soldiers patrol where gangs once ruled

Dec 05 2022

Mauricio Gonzalez, an Evangelical pastor in a Salvadoran city overrun with violent street gangs, says life there used to …

Ex-Wirecard CEO goes on trial over 'unparalleled' fraud

Dec 05 2022

Ex-Wirecard CEO Markus Braun goes on trial in Munich this week for his role in the collapse of the once celebrated …

Glitzy Washington gala honors legendary artists including George Clooney, U2

Dec 05 2022

Hollywood's finest joined politicos including President Joe Biden for a rare night of Washington glitz Sunday, …

S.African leader braces to head off impeachment threat

Dec 05 2022

Cyril Ramaphosa may have insisted over the weekend he will not resign, but the South African president still faces a …

Neymar close to World Cup return, England and France set up last-eight showdown

Dec 05 2022

Neymar could make his return to the World Cup stage on Monday as Brazil continue their bid to be crowned kings for a …

2022: a year of living dangerously

Dec 05 2022

From the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the overturning of abortion laws in the United States, here is a roundup of the …

From DeSantis to Jabeur: 10 people who will make the news in 2023

Dec 05 2022

From Florida governor Ron DeSantis to Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur and Britain's Prince Harry, here are 10 people who …

Records that tumbled in 2022

Dec 05 2022

From roasting temperatures to rocketing energy prices and millions of refugees fleeing Ukraine, 2022 was a year of …

Egypt dusts off pyramids for fashion, pop and art shows

Dec 05 2022

Egypt is using the ancient grandeur of its pyramids as a backdrop for modern pop concerts and fashion shows, hoping to …

US high court to review refusal to provide service to same-sex couple

Dec 05 2022

Can a business owner cite her religious convictions in declining to provide service to a same-sex couple?

Blinken warns Netanyahu on annexation but holds fire on far-right cabinet

Dec 05 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Sunday to oppose Israeli settlements or annexation in the West Bank, but …

Art of noise: UK project aims to save lost sounds

Dec 05 2022

The mostly defunct red phone boxes no longer attract much attention in London except from tourists. But Stuart Fowkes is …

UN agency seeks FIFA deal for World Cup labour rights role

Dec 04 2022

After fierce criticism of the Qatar World Cup, the head of the UN labour agency on Sunday pressed FIFA's president for a …

Mbappe double fires France into quarters as England romp past Senegal

Dec 04 2022

A brilliant double from Kylian Mbappe fired France into the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday as England romped past …

W.African bloc tells Mali to free 46 Ivorian troops

Dec 04 2022

West African leaders on Sunday told Mali's ruling junta to release 46 Ivorian troops it has held for months or face …

Clooney, U2 among honorees at glitzy Washington gala

Dec 04 2022

Film icon George Clooney and soul legend Gladys Knight are among an elite circle of stars receiving honors at …

Protest-hit Iran abolishes morality police

Dec 04 2022

Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini …

OPEC+ to keep output unchanged in uncertain climate

Dec 04 2022

Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed Sunday to maintain their current output levels in a …

OPEC+ agrees to keep output levels unchanged

Dec 04 2022

Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed Sunday to maintain their current output levels in a …

More than 500 Ukrainian localities without power: ministry

Dec 04 2022

More than 500 Ukrainian localities remained without power Sunday following weeks of Russian airstrikes on the electric …

France, England in World Cup spotlight after Messi helps Argentina into quarters

Dec 04 2022

France's bid to retain the World Cup continues against Poland on Sunday, while England's pursuit of a first major trophy …

OPEC+ likely to maintain oil output levels

Dec 04 2022

Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia look set to maintain their current output levels at a …

Germany's Scholz weathers shocks in turbulent first year

Dec 04 2022

A war in his backyard, galloping economic crisis, and unhappy partners at home and abroad -- German Chancellor Olaf …

Liberian president's long stay abroad criticised

Dec 04 2022

Liberian President George Weah's long absence from the country has raised eyebrows and prompted criticism, leading one …

War dogs: sausages bolster the fight in eastern Ukraine

Dec 04 2022

On the roads leading to the front in Ukraine's war-torn east, every morning begins with a familiar scene -- soldiers …

Love behind bars: the Russian imprisoned poet and his fiancee

Dec 04 2022

In a Moscow prison where he is held for reciting an anti-war poem in public, Artyom Kamardin scribbled some hearts in a …

Afro-Greeks struggle to emulate 'idol' Antetokounmpo

Dec 04 2022

Young Athenians sharpen their shooting skills under the dazzling white lights of an outdoor basketball court, forever …

Messi stars as Argentina set up World Cup quarter-final date with Netherlands

Dec 03 2022

Lionel Messi finally scored a goal in the knockout rounds of the World Cup on Saturday as he inspired Argentina to a 2-1 …

Historic crown to be modified for Charles III coronation

Dec 03 2022

Britain's 17th-century St Edward's Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, has been removed from display to be …

Estonia to buy HIMARS rocket launchers from US

Dec 03 2022

Estonia has agreed to buy six HIMARS rocket systems from the United States worth over $200 million, the state defence …

Burkina Faso suspends French broadcaster RFI

Dec 03 2022

Burkina Faso on Saturday ordered the immediate suspension of Radio France Internationale (RFI) broadcasts, accusing it …

Russia denounces oil price cap agreed by EU, G7

Dec 03 2022

Russia on Saturday denounced a $60 price cap on its oil agreed by the EU, G7 and Australia, even as Ukraine suggested it …

Dutch sweep into World Cup quarters as Messi takes centre-stage

Dec 03 2022

The Netherlands put on a World Cup finishing masterclass to beat the USA 3-1 and advance to the quarter-finals on …

Russia rejects oil price cap agreed by EU, G7

Dec 03 2022

Russia on Saturday rejected a $60 price cap on its oil agreed by the EU, G7 and Australia, which Ukraine said would …

S. Africa's scandal-hit president 'not resigning': spokesman

Dec 03 2022

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, embroiled in scandal and under threat of impeachment, has no intention of …

Scandal-hit S. African President Ramaphosa seeks to hang on to power

Dec 03 2022

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, embroiled in scandal and under threat of impeachment, has no intention of …

UK, Greece in 'secret talks' on Parthenon Marbles: report

Dec 03 2022

The British Museum and the Greek prime minister are in the "advanced stage" of "secret talks" over the "possible return" …

S.Africa ruling party to discuss Ramaphosa's future Monday: political sources

Dec 03 2022

South Africa's ruling party is set to resume talks on Monday on the future of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is …

S.Africa ruling party to discuss Ramaphosa's future on Sunday

Dec 03 2022

South Africa's ruling party is set to resume talks Sunday on the future of President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is embroiled …

Ukraine welcomes Russian oil price cap agreed by EU, G7

Dec 03 2022

Ukraine on Saturday welcomed a $60 price cap on Russian oil agreed by the EU, G7 and Australia, saying it would …

On Ischia, illegal construction blamed for deadly landslide

Dec 03 2022

Ischia, the little Italian island hit by a deadly landslide last weekend, is a victim of geography and weather but also …

G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

Dec 03 2022

The G7 and EU on Friday agreed a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil in an attempt to deny the Kremlin of war …

Argentina, Netherlands eye quarters as World Cup last 16 kicks off

Dec 03 2022

Australia take on Lionel Messi's Argentina in a David v Goliath World Cup showdown while the United States look to …

EU strikes oil price cap deal to starve Russia war machine of funds

Dec 02 2022

The EU on Friday joined the G7 in agreeing a cap on the price of Russian oil to starve the Kremlin of resources for its …

UN anxious for unfettered aid access to Tigray

Dec 02 2022

The United Nations still cannot get unfettered access to bring humanitarian aid into Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray …

Eleven sentenced to death in Tanzania over conservationist's murder

Dec 02 2022

A court in Tanzania sentenced 11 people to death on Friday over the 2017 murder of renowned conservationist Wayne …

South Korea reach World Cup last 16 after late drama

Dec 02 2022

South Korea reached the World Cup knockout phase in dramatic style on Friday, scoring in stoppage time to beat already …

EU strikes deal on oil price cap to starve Russia's war machine

Dec 02 2022

The EU on Friday joined the G7 in agreeing a cap on the price of Russian oil to starve the Kremlin of resources for its …

EU agrees to impose price cap on Russian crude

Dec 02 2022

The European Union will join the G7 powers in imposing a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, the Polish ambassador …

EU cap on Russian oil price on hold as Poland urges lower price

Dec 02 2022

The European Union will join the G7 powers in imposing a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, the Polish ambassador …

WHO 'pleased' with China's loosening of zero-Covid after protests

Dec 02 2022

The World Health Organization has cheered China's loosening of its zero-Covid policy, with cities across the country …

Biden signs emergency law forcing rail unions to accept wages deal

Dec 02 2022

US President Joe Biden signed into law Friday a rare intervention by Congress forcing freight rail unions to accept a …