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Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

AFP, Tokyo :The health ministry approved Monday the world's first clinical test in which artificially derived stem cells will be used to treat patients with spinal cord injuries.A team

IS defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

IS defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria

AFP, Baghouz (Syria) :Islamic State group jihadists were defending the last pocket of their "caliphate" in Syria on Monday, as EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the crisis after

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

AFP, Sydney :Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Russia pioneering return of 'ISIS children'

Russia pioneering return of 'ISIS children'

AFP, Moscow :As the end nears for the IS enclave in Syria and the fate of jihadists' family members becomes a prescient issue, Russia can be seen as a

`Crime may have been committed` by Trump: Ex-FBI official

`Crime may have been committed` by Trump: Ex-FBI official

AP, Washington :Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head

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Center-right to top EU poll; far-right surges: SurveyReuters, Brussels The center-right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May that should also show

Trump calls on Europe to take back IS fighters captured in Syria

Trump calls on Europe to take back IS fighters captured in Syria

AFP, Washington :European nations must take back hundreds of Islamic State group fighters captured in Syria, President Donald Trump said late Saturday, after a delay in announcing what he

Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

Japan PM nominated Trump for Nobel after US request

AFP, Tokyo :Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being requested to do so by Washington, a Japanese

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

AP, London :Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi.British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's

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Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UNAFP, Washington Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Saturday withdrew from consideration to be the

Kashmiri Muslims evicted, threatened after deadly attack on Indian forces

Kashmiri Muslims evicted, threatened after deadly attack on Indian forces

Reuters, Srinagar :India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after

Saudi Crown Prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour

Saudi Crown Prince seeks contracts and allies on Asia tour

AFP, Islamabad :Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince arrives in Pakistan on Sunday, the start of an Asian tour during which he will seek lucrative contracts and demonstrate he still

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing : Erdogan

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing : Erdogan

AFP, Ankara :Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

AP, Isfahan :The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27

Ex- Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations

Ex- Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations

AFP, Vatican :Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim's father in freezing cold

AFP, Pyongyang :The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to

French to mark three months of 'yellow vest' protests

French to mark three months of 'yellow vest' protests

Demonstrators are to hit French city streets again Saturday, marking three months of "yellow vest" protests as a poll now suggests that most of the country wants them to stop.The

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Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protestsAFP, LondonThousands of schoolchildren went on "strike" across Britain on Friday in a protest against climate change, with hundreds rallying in London's

Kosovars feel trapped in EU visa 'cage'

AFP, Pristina :Kosovars are increasingly vexed by the massive amount of time, money and paperwork needed to obtain visas to enter the European Union-a process not required of any

Trump heavier, but in ‘very good health’: Doctor

Trump heavier, but in ‘very good health’: Doctor

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump is a little heavier than last year and needs a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, but remains in "very good health," his official doctor

Political deadlock beckons as Spain's PM calls April election

Political deadlock beckons as Spain's PM calls April election

Reuters, Madrid : Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a snap national election for April 28 on Friday after parliament voted down his budget bill, spelling an uncertain few months

Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

AP, Caracas, Venezuela :A month into Venezuela's high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and

Women recall the 'hell' of Soviet war in Afghanistan

AP, Moscow :Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago. In one of them, she is

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Netanyahu leaves Poland after plane mishap delayed departureAP, WarsawIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to spend an extra night in Warsaw after his plane was damaged following an

Modi warns Pakistan of strong response for Kashmir attack

Modi warns Pakistan of strong response for Kashmir attack

Reuters, New Delhi :India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a car bomb attack on a military convoy in Kashmir that

Pompeo meets with EU's top envoy as Pence lambasts Europe

Pompeo meets with EU's top envoy as Pence lambasts Europe

AP, Brussels :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with the European Union's top diplomat in Brussels following a scathing attack from the Trump administration on the bloc

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz attend a plenary session at the Middle East summit in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz attend a plenary session at the Middle East summit in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday.

Pompeo urges new era of coop in Middle East meeting

Reuters, Warsaw :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Thursday for a new era of cooperation on the Middle East and said no country could afford to stay on

Taliban announces surprise talks with US in Pakistan

Taliban announces surprise talks with US in Pakistan

PTI, Islamabad :The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

AP, Washington :Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Amy