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Tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals...

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15 killed in ongoing attack on Nairobi hotel complex

Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday,...

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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

  A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on...

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British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

  British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit...

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New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

  The new special UN envoy to Syria began his first trip to Damascus on Tuesday, facing the daunting task...

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Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

  Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a “security zone” in...

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Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia’s crown prince...

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Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

  A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected a request by former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn for bail following fresh charges,...

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Thai trial of model claiming Trump secrets set to begin

  A Belarusian model who sensationally claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office appeared...

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North Korean official heads for talks in Sweden: report

  A top North Korean diplomat was traveling to Sweden Tuesday, she told reporters, as speculation mounts over the next...

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'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

  A Chinese court’s decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler has escalated a diplomatic...

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Afghan singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau double

An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity...

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Chile's Patagonia: open-air lab to study climate change

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales,...

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China to hold first 'cyber-dissident' trial

China’s first “cyber-dissident”, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, is expected to go on trial on Monday...

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