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More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack: sources - Their disappearance, if confirmed, would be one of the largest since Boko Haram abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014.
Germany deports more rejected Afghan asylum seekers. Despite protests, 14 Afghans deemed dangerous or with criminal status were flown back to Kabul from Bavaria, marking the tenth round of deportations in Germany since 2016.
Japan donates 10,000 ballot boxes worth $7.5 million for Cambodia’s 2018 election, the first international aid for the vote after E.U. and the U.S. withdrew their support following the dissolution of the main opposition party.
Working single parents 'struggling to feed children' - A third of children with a working single parent live in poverty with some parents struggling to put food on the table, a charity has found.
Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns. More than a third – 38% of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia – were directly alcohol-related and 18% had an additional diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.
More than 140 cases of blackouts at Mexican resorts had been reported and TripAdvisor is accused of deleting reviews related to poisoning at all-inclusive resorts with the purpose of rape and other crimes.
An Iranian-Canadian web programmer and an environmentalist “committed suicide”, after getting unlawfully detained by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for “spreading corruption on earth”.
Vladimir Putin-Tied Company Given Veto Power Over Sputnik Radio Guests: A new contract filed with the Department of Justice suggests that, yes, there is Kremlin propaganda on the airwaves
One of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants, Shlomo Filber, has turned state witness and agreed to incriminate the prime minister in corruption allegations in relation to favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family via Bezeq news website "Walla!".
French President Macron unveils new immigration bill amid calls for protests. It is aimed at accelerating expulsion of people who don’t qualify for asylum and hopes to provide better conditions for those allowed to stay.
TPP remains largely unchanged in attempt to lure back U.S. - While Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the TPP initially put the deal on life support in January 2017, details released revealed that the remaining 11 countries have managed to agree on terms close to the agreement’s original form.
More than two thirds of all countries corrupt, Transparency International (TI) report says. TI found that majority of countries in the world can be called corrupt, with a clear link between high levels of corruption and little protection of the media and civil society groups.
Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived - Accusations about Silvio Berlusconi’s historic ties to a close associate of the Sicilian mafia are being revived by his main political rival as Italy heads into the final stretch of campaigning before the general election on 4 March.
Ukraine 'desperately concerned' Russia could soon attack its gas pipeline, foreign policy expert says - The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is an $11 billion project directly connecting Germany with Russia. Critics argue that the pipeline will increase Europe's dependence on Russian gas.
British Columbia to require anonymous land owners to reveal their true identities: In its Tuesday budget, B.C. announced it will become the first province to require those behind landowning numbered company to reveal their names.
Land fight could grant thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada: A British Columbia supreme court ruling allowing a Native American in the US to hunt in Canada could give tens of thousands new rights.
The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a "hell on earth". "My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all war activities," Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.
As some 250,000 Puerto Ricans are without power 5 mos after Hurricane Maria—the longest blackout in US history—the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is cutting its operating reserve to save money, as govt plans privatizing it. "This puts the economic development of the country in private hands."
BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s - The world currently consumes around 100 million barrels per day and BP estimates that number will go up by another 10% before levelling off. It expects renewable energy to be the fastest growing fuel source, increasing five-fold by 2040.
Fruit and vegetable waste from farms ‘could feed population of Birmingham or Manchester for a year’, says environmental charity: Report suggests supermarkets play key role in driving overproduction and food waste .
AI bots & drones pose threats to the world which are hard to even imagine, experts warn. A new report compiled by 26 of the world’s leading experts paints a terrifying picture of the world in the next 10 years.
President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections. "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?"
The head of the main United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees has warned that the organisation is facing the most severe funding crisis in its history, threatening its support to an estimated 5.3 million people, including more than 400,000 inside Syria.
A Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain’s prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said.
Jailed high-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was Wednesday sentenced to five more years behind bars over tweets critical of the Saudi-led intervention in the Yemen war and on the alleged mistreatment of prisoners
Growth of AI could expand security threats if no action taken. Artificial intelligence tech could lead to new forms of cybercrime, political disruption and physical attacks within five years say experts.
Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophile child abusers. Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said the measure is being considered "to reduce or eliminate" the sex drives of people convicted of sexually assaulting minors.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s elder son described India as an important market for The Trump Organization but said the global company will lose out on new deals because of self-imposed restrictions put in place by his father since he took office.