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Five killed in Indonesia boat fire

 23 Indonesian tourists were killed when a massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of people of Jakarta to celebrate the New Year.

Indian-Americans unhappy with California school textbooks

Indian-Americans have expressed anguish over the negative portrayal of Hinduism and India.

Imran Khan compares Pak to East India company

 Leaders of Pakistan are running the country like the Britishers ran the East India Company.

French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat

France has suffered multiple attacks by Islamist militants in the past two years losing 230 civilians.

MI5 opened file on UK opposition leader

Jeremy Corbyn campaigned for peace in Northern Ireland. 

Honduras withdraws top diplomat in Venezuela over political crisis

Honduras is trying to contribute to a solution for the political crisis.

Beijing denies intercepting US plane over East China Sea

China has denied US allegations that two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

China is deeply suspicious of any U.S. military activity around its coastline.

Trump aims to mend Muslim ties on first foreign trip

After Saudi Arabia, Trump will head to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Noble laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

American Airlines passenger detained after in-flight disturbance

Passenger detained for causing an in-flight disturbance.

Firing 'nut job' James Comey eased pressure - Donald Trump told Russians

 James Comey was a "real nut job" and "crazy", said US President Donald Trump. 

US Navy veteran charged over Times Square carnage
US Navy veteran charged over Times Square carnage

Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday charged Richard Rojas with the murder of Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year old tourist.

Earthquake deep under sea in Philippines unlikely to cause damage: Agency

An earthquake struck near the centre of the Philippine archipelago.

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official
Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official

The election is important "for Iran`s future role in the region and the world", said Hassan Rouhani.

Two suicide car bombs explode on highway near oilfields in southern Iraq

Two suicide car bombers blew themselves up at checkpoints on a highway near oilfields in the southern Iraqi province of Basra on Friday, killing several people.

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea`s deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday that the United States needed to roll back its "hostile policy" toward the country before there could be talks between the pair.

Seven dead, 19 missing after flooding rains strike Haiti

Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said on Friday.

White House says will not announce FBI director nominee on Friday
White House says will not announce FBI director nominee on Friday

 There will be no planned announcement on Friday of US President Donald Trump`s nominee for FBI director.

Italy passes law obliging parents to vaccinate children

Italy's cabinet approved a law on Friday obliging parents to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases as politicians spar over a spike in measles cases.

Assange hails victory after Sweden drops probe, says prepared to end impasse
Assange hails victory after Sweden drops probe, says prepared to end impasse

Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday over a rape allegation.

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'
North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea's deputy UN envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: Source

Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the United States pulling out pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

Brexit negotiations to start formally on June 19
Brexit negotiations to start formally on June 19

June 19 is the first formal day of talks between Britain and the European Union (EU) about its withdrawal from the bloc.

Dozens killed in renewed clashes between factions in Libya's south

At least 60 people were killed as rival Libyan forces clashed at a southern air base on Thursday.

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier says EU needs Poland to help solve crisis

Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday he thinks Poland will need to play a role if the European Union is to emerge united from its current crisis.

Julian Assange says will not forgive or forget after Sweden drops investigation
Julian Assange says will not forgive or forget after Sweden drops investigation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday he would not forgive or forget those behind a long-running Swedish rape investigation that he said had prevented him seeing his children while they grew up.

 

UK PM Theresa May says decision over Assange arrest is matter for the police
UK PM Theresa May says decision over Assange arrest is matter for the police

British Prime Minister said it would be for police to decide if Julian Assange should be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London after Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had dropped a rape investigation against the WikiLeaks.

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations
South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

Philippines calls for gentlemen's agreement between ASEAN, China on sea code

Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman`s agreement" on the busy South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal, the Philippine foreign minister said on Friday.