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Myanmar court rejects final appeal for Reuters journalists

Myanmar's top court has knocked back the appeal of two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for their coverage of the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. The pair's reporting was awarded a

Angelina Jolie and Germany's Maas demand action on sexual violence

Germany's foreign minister and Angelina Jolie want more to be done to combat the use of rape as a war tactic. They've issued a joint plea as the UN prepares to vote on a German resolution tackling the

North Korea: Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia 'soon'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to visit Russia for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Pyongyang is seeking Russian investment, while Moscow wants more access to North Korea's mineral

New IRA admits killing of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the kiling of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee. The group had come under increasing pressure to own up to the crime, which police described as a

Mexico detains hundreds of Central Americans in migrant caravan

Mexican police have detained more than 300 Central American migrants in a caravan traveling towards the US border. Several thousand people are heading north to escape violence and poverty in their

How long will Angela Merkel's chancellorship last?

Angela Merkel says she wants to remain in office until her term is up. But behind the scenes, plans are already being hatched for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to take over the chancellorship.

Mali names new prime minister after ethnic massacre

Mali's president has appointed a new prime minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minster, is now charged with easing growing unrest.

US offers $10 million for information on Hezbollah financing

Anyone who can offer information that would help the US disrupt Hezbollah's finances could get a $10 million reward. The US wants information on donors, as well as businesses controlled by the Shiite

Africa begins world's biggest anti-malaria vaccine campaign

Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-born disease in three African countries. It's hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some

Bundesliga Bulletin: Top two power on, Stuttgart and Schalke sink to new depths

Constrasting but comfortable wins for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund keep the title race tight with four games left. At the other end, Stuttgart and Schalke's tradition and fanbase can't save

Germany: Protesters oppose SuedLink wind energy cable

Protesters have voiced their opposition to the SuedLink extra-high voltage line bringing wind-generated energy from the north to the south of Germany. Locally produced energy is the protesters'

How Volodymyr Zelenskiy beat Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zeleniskiy gave incumbent Petro Poroshenko a record smackdown in Ukraine's presidential election. How did a 41-year-old comedian with no clear manifesto win the trust of voters — almost

Bulgarian journalist's killer gets 30 years in prison

The man who raped and murdered Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been sentenced to three decades in jail. Marinova had been jogging near the Danube river when she was killed "in a

SpaceX Dragon crew capsule setback with fire at Cape Canaveral

A fire broke out during a test of rocket thrusters at Cape Canaveral at the weekend. The uncrewed capsule flew to the ISS last month, but the accident could cause a delay for the first crewed launch.

Dozens of migrants caught crossing English Channel in boats

A total of 36 people have been intercepted trying to reach Britain from the European mainland in small boats. Officials warn that migrants are risking their lives by crossing the world's busiest

Algerian billionaires in court as part of anti-corruption drive

The arrests follow last week's announcement from Algeria's army chief that members of the ruling elite would be prosecuted for corruption. Street protests continue despite elections called for July.

US to end sanctions waivers for Iranian oil imports

The United States has said no governments will be exempted from US sanctions on Iranian oil imports. The White House said the decision was intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero."

The Sudanese military: A pawn of the Saudis?

Saudi Arabia has shown support for the transitional military government in Sudan since the ousting of the country's longtime president. Observers suggest the Saudis are increasing their influence over

Elite mountain climbers' bodies retrieved from Rocky Mountains

The two Austrians and an American went missing on Tuesday while attempting a tricky route to Howse Peak in Banff National Park. All three were experienced mountaineers, with reputations for scaling

Sudan tensions escalate after talks break down

Sudan's ruling military council is calling for protesters' roadblocks to be removed. Protest leaders are demanding a transfer of power to a civilian administration.