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Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

 Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt.
  • South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak

    South Korea   reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.
  • Israel votes on Netanyahu's political survival

    Israel began voting in its second election in five months  that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's term as the country's longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him.
  • Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

    The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court   for hearings on Boris Johnson's explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month.

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UN renews Libya mission, pledges to support a ceasefire UN votes to ease arms embargo on Central African Republic Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace AU lifts Sudan suspension saying it created civilian gov't Zimbabwe ex-president Mugabe dies aged 95 Southern Africa threatens to quit wildlife trade monitor

Middle East

Israel votes on Netanyahu's political survival Iran supreme leader rules out negotiations with US Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades Leaders of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet over Syria conflict Israeli leader vows to annex West Bank settlement enclave

Europe

Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow Britain's Johnson tries to save job and hardline Brexit Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal unravels Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark 'first step' to ease tensions

Asia - Pacific

South Korea confirms first swine fever outbreak UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide' North Korea reports five deaths, damage in typhoon Japanese scientists find new dinosaur species North Korea wants reduced UN aid presence Trump switches tone on Iran, raising hopes at G7

US & Canada

Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11 Rouhani says US 'warmongering' against Iran will fail

Latin America & Caribbean

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm 'Catastrophic' Dorian pounds Bahamas, US evacuates coast Former Colombian rebel leader announces return to arms

South Asia

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide' Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable

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Iran supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations. UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide' Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades Leaders of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet over Syria conflict Israeli leader vows to annex West Bank settlement enclave

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Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, f ...

Donald Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil in a historic first Sunday as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in a moment of high diplomatic drama o ...

British MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal

British MPs overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 d ...

Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had walked away from a nuclear deal at a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because of unacce ...

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