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Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ghani and rival Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday signed a power-sharing deal, ending a bitter months-long feud that plunged the country into political crisis.

Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo

Trump fires State Dept watchdog said to be probing Pompeo

A government watchdog fired suddenly by Donald Trump was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said a Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of committing a potentially illegal act of retribution.

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday make his first appearance in parliament since being hospitalised for coronavirus, the day after Britain became the European country worst hit by the global pandemic.

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Venezuela arrests two Americans for failed 'invasion'

Two Americans were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro's government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of bankrolling the scheme.

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the country's deadliest-ever mass shooting ...

After the virus: What world will we live in?

After the virus: What world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began.

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday.

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Police in China's virus epicentre Wuhan acted ‘inappropriately’ by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide ..

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sudan PM unharmed in assassination bid: top aide

Sudan PM unharmed in assassination bid: top aide

Sudan's post-uprising Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok escaped unharmed Monday as an assassination attempt using explosives targeted his convoy in the capital Khartoum, his top aide said.

Trump names Meadows as fourth chief of staff

Trump names Meadows as fourth chief of staff

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he had chosen staunch ally Mark Meadows to be his new chief of staff -- the fourth person to hold the position since he took office.

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.