News - International News

BBC Launches Initiative To Combat Fake News In Nigeria’s Elections

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There are strong international concerns that misinformation; fake news, alternative facts, and related factors would affect the outcome of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

UNHCR Takes Charge Of Thailand Saudi Woman

1 month ago /

The Un's Refugee Agency says it is "very grateful" that officials in Thailand did not deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend.

Gabon Arrests Four Military Officer After Coup Attempt

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Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, but several of the Putschists were arrested within hours, the government said.

U.S. Defence Chief Of Staff, Sweeney Resigns

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Department of Defence Chief of Staff,  Kevin Sweeney has resigned, a month after the Defence Secretary, James Mattis, announced his departure.

Saudi Woman 'Trapped In Bankok, Thailand

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A young Saudi woman says she is stranded at Bangkok's main airport after fleeing her family and having her passport seized by a Saudi official.

US Budget Shutdown Talks Resume

1 month ago /

Talks to end the partial US Federal Government shutdown resumed on Sunday, as the stalemate entered its third week.

Trump Threatens National Emergency

1 month ago /

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a us-Mexico border wall without the approval of congress.

US Issues Travel Warning On China

1 month ago /

The democrat-controlled US House of Representatives have voted to end a partial government shutdown but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.

German Politicians Hacked

1 month ago /

Hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have had personal details hacked and published online.

Denmark Train Accident Kills Six

1 month ago /

Six people have been killed in a train accident on the great belt bridge in Denmark.

Brazil’s New President Promises To Build “Society Without Division”

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Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has used his inaugural speech to promise to build a "society without discrimination or division".

Japan’s Emperor Delivers Final New Year Message

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Japans Emperor Akihito has delivered his final New Year's greeting before his abdication at the end of April, telling tens of thousands of flag-waving well wishers that he was praying for peace.

Vatican Spokesman, Deputy Resign

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The spokesman for the Vatican and his deputy resigned suddenly on Monday.

Russia Blast Kills Four

1 month ago /

Rescuers in the central Russian city of Magnitogorsk are still searching for survivors after an explosion devastated a block of flats, killing at least four people.

Bangladesh PM Wins Third Term

1 month ago /

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won a third straight term, sealing a landslide with almost all the seats in parliament, while the opposition rejected the result as rigged and called for a fresh vote.

Sports: Mayweather Goes Up Against Nasukawa In Exhibition Match

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Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa has vowed to "take down" boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in their three-round exhibition match in japan on Monday.

Brexit Minister Fox Says Brexit Faces 50-50 Chances

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Senior Brexiteers Minister Liam Fox says there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 march if MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal next month.

U.S. Partial Govt Shut Down Continues

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A partial us government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for president trump's proposed Mexico border wall.

North Korean Defectors Personal Data Leaked

1 month ago /

Almost 1,000 North Korean defectors have had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked.

US Shutdown Impasse Over Trump's Wall Drags On

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A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall.