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Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote
The men were of North African origin, police said, and survivors are getting medical treatment.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2018 21:20

CHAN 2018: Libya open with 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea
Former winners Libya open their 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) campaign with a 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea in Group C in Tangier.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2018 19:39

Fifa lifts lid on fixed 2018 World Cup qualifying tie and banned referee
Fifa reveals that it banned Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life after he took decisions 'to make certain bets successful' during a 2018 World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2018 16:44

Hannover condemn fans who racially abused Nigerian duo
German side Hannover condemn a group of their supporters who racially abused Mainz's Nigerian duo of Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2018 14:17

Former Zimbabwe aide: We feared Mugabe lynching
Zimbabwe aide says he feared the president being killed in a "Libyan scenario" during his last week.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2018 12:34

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark
The US president says he is the "least racist person", after the row over reported crude remarks. | 15-Jan-2018 04:03



Convicted Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening pleads for mercy
A German court has sentenced "Auschwitz bookkeeper" Oskar Groening, 96, to four years in prison. | 16-Jan-2018 01:09

Greece Adopts New Austerity Measures to Placate Creditors
The measures were demanded by international creditors and included cuts to benefits for large families and restrictions on trade unions.
International Herald Tribune | 16-Jan-2018 00:51

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion
Several people are injured the blast, which is not related to terrorism, Belgian police say. | 16-Jan-2018 00:36

Romanian Prime Minister Is Forced Out, the Second in Seven Months
The Social Democrats pulled their support for Mihai Tudose after he clashed with the party’s leader, Liviu Dragnea.
International Herald Tribune | 15-Jan-2018 23:59

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46
The Irish musician, who was 46, led the band to international success in the 1990s. | 15-Jan-2018 22:56

Romania loses second PM in seven months
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns as his party withdraws its backing amid internal power struggles. | 15-Jan-2018 22:50

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Middle East

Hisham al-Omeisy: Yemen rebels release activist after five months
Hisham al-Omeisy, a leading commentator on the civil war, was held for five months without charge. | 15-Jan-2018 19:26

Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border
Turkey president vows to "suffocate" efforts to train Kurdish fighters and create a new border force. | 15-Jan-2018 15:06

Saudi Ritz 'gilded jail' hotel to reopen
The hotel has been a luxury detention centre for dozens of princes held on suspicion of corruption. | 15-Jan-2018 13:02

Baghdad double suicide attack kills many
The double bombing in a busy square in the heart of the Iraqi capital has injured more than 90. | 15-Jan-2018 11:36

Netanyahu and Modi praise 'new era' in India -Israel ties
Benjamin Netanyahu becomes first Israeli PM to visit India in more than a decade. | 15-Jan-2018 11:06

Looking for my brother
Amer hasn't heard from his brother Mohamed since he was arrested and put in an IS jail. | 15-Jan-2018 01:40


Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were... | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign... | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been... | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports. | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The... | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline... | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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