Car bomb attack kills four in Baghdad: spokesman

The blast took place in Karrada, a neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital that has been repeatedly targeted in recent years.

Venezuela opposition rallies for jailed members

It was the latest in a month of demonstrations that have left 28 people dead in clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters, according to prosecutors.

EU to say united Ireland would be automatic full member

'The European Council acknowledges that, in accordance with international law, the entire territory of such a united Ireland would thus be part of the European Union.'

US to run out of yellow fever vaccine later this year

The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur makes the vaccine known as YF-VAX, which will be unavailable from mid-2017 to mid-2018 due to a production problem.

US condemns Macedonia parliament violence

The violence erupted late Thursday when nationalist demonstrators, including a group of masked men, stormed the parliament in anger at a vote appointing Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian

Charges against Chile president's son dropped in fraud case

Sebastian Davalos Bachelet had been accused of obstructing investigations into alleged tax fraud by his wife Natalia Compagnon by formatting computer files to hide evidence.

Albanian MPs elect new president

The boycott continued Friday, but Meta nevertheless won support from 87 deputies in the 140-seat assembly.

US warns failure to act on North Korea could be catastrophic

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urges the UN Security Council to act before Pyongyang does and calls on states to sever diplomatic and financial ties.


All eyes on Philippines' gum-chewing, cursing Duterte

Many Filipinos love President Rodrigo Duterte for his man-of-the people habits, such as eating food with his hands and wearing casual clothes even in formal situations.


Gaza power cuts causing humanitarian crisis: World Bank

In a report ahead of an international donor conference next week, it said Thursday that foreign aid alone cannot rescue the stagnant Palestinian economy.

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