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India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

India's most senior judge hit back Saturday at sexual harassment allegations made by a former Supreme Court employee, calling the accusations ‘unbelievable’.

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, a party official said. He was 69.

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

Algeria top official quits as students keep up protest

In yet more upheaval for Algeria since the ousting of long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the controversial head of the country's constitutional council quit Tuesday bowing to weeks of anger from protesters.

Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

With two days to go before release of the report on Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump insisted again Tuesday that he is the real victim.

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Sudan activists warn of attempt to clear protest camp

Activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters Monday, as Sudan's new military rulers came under rising pressure to hand power to a civilian government.

Belgian man charged with terrorism offence

Belgian man charged with terrorism offence

A young Belgian man has been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, after his arrest on suspicion of having contacts with extremists, judicial sources said Monday.

EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

EU leaders debate how long to delay Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday she wants Britain to leave the EU as soon as possible even as she prepared to agree a potentially long delay to Brexit at an emergency summit in Brussels.

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India bans Modi film until after mega-election

India banned Wednesday the release of a biopic about Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the country's marathon elections after complaints that the flattering portrayal would give the ruling party an unfair advantage.

Bouteflika ally named Algeria's first new president in 20 years

Bouteflika ally named Algeria's first new president in 20 years

Algerian lawmakers appointed a regime stalwart as the country's first new president in two decades Tuesday, dismaying protesters seeking sweeping change following the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orcas and belugas from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.

India's political foes sharpen attacks as vote approaches

India's political foes sharpen attacks as vote approaches

India's ruling party and its main rival put the finishing touches to their election campaigns Sunday, sharpening their attacks before voting begins next week in the biggest election in history.

No independence for Catalonia, says Spanish PM

No independence for Catalonia, says Spanish PM

There will be no independence for Catalonia, nor a referendum on the question if the socialists are returned to power, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told supporters Sunday.