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'Festival of colours': Hindus celebrate Holi

Millions of Hindus across India and other South Asian nations mark the onset of spring with colours, songs and dance.Read More

Nicaragua government to release prisoners to restart dialogue

Opposition prisoners to be released within 90 days in order to restart stalled peace talks, according to a mediator.Read More

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near checkpoint in West Bank

Ahmad Manasra's death marks the fourth Palestinian killed by the Israeli army in 24 hours in the occupied West Bank.Read More

Singing in Europe's last Middle Eastern colony

Why is Israel part of the Eurovision song contest?Read More

New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles

Weapons ban aims 'to prevent an act of terror from ever happening again in our country', prime minister says.Read More

Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

Dispute flared over Erdogan's comments after last Friday's NZ gun rampage that killed 50 people in two mosques.Read More

Christchurch attack: Damaged mosque repaired for Friday prayers

Construction work to fix machine-gunned mosque under way as funerals resume in grief-stricken New Zealand. Read More

Britain's Theresa May asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

The UK is currently due to leave the bloc on March 29, but MPs have twice rejected the PM's divorce deal with the EU.Read More

Smile and wiggle: Thai PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to a win

But a victory that was once expected to be a walk in the park for the general now does not seem so certain. Read More

Pressure mounts as May heads to final EU summit before Brexit

UK PM seeks a short delay on the Brexit deadline, but all 27 EU members have to agree to any extension proposal.Read More

New Zealand mosque attack: Who were the victims?

Here are the stories of the Muslim worshippers confirmed dead in the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.Read More

EPP suspends Hungary's far-right Fidesz Party

As part of the suspension, Fidesz will lose all membership privileges including voting rights with immediate effect.Read More

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Watchdog group says Griselda Triana received bait messages 10 days after her husband, Javier Valdez, was killed.Read More

Pompeo boosts Israel's Netanyahu before election

US secretary of state vows to counter Iran, hails 'outstanding' ties between Trump and Netanyahu in pre-election visit.Read More

Malaysia to hold Tour de Langkawi race in April

This year's cycling event will see 22 teams compete in a multiple-stage race. Read More

Coerced to confess: How US police get confessions

Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit? We look at six cases of coerced confessions in the US.Read More

Why did Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resign?

Nursultan Nazarbayev ruled Kazakhstan for almost three decades but he has resigned, surprising many.Read More

Qatar: UAE nuclear plant threat to Gulf stability, environment

In a letter to the IAEA, Qatar urges the Vienna-based organisation to create a framework for regional nuclear security.Read More

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Alaa al-Aswany says he faces lawsuit for insulting Egypt's President Adel Fattah el-Sisi, armed forces and judiciary. Read More

Samjhauta Express blast case: Court acquits four accused

Pakistan describes ruling as a 'travesty of justice' after Indian court acquits four men accused of 2007 train bombing.Read More

Trump on Mueller report: 'Let it come out, let people see it'

Trump says he doesn't mind if public sees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in 2016 election.Read More

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise.Read More

Anatomy of a 'caliphate': The rise and fall of ISIL

Despite the near-end of ISIL's territorial rule, the armed group is likely to remain a force in the region, experts say.Read More

Muslim countries urged to press China end crackdown of Uighurs

Group of Uighur Muslim scholars accuses Beijing of engaging in systematic human rights violations of ethnic compatriots.Read More

Kashmiris strike after school teacher dies in police custody

Civil society groups have begun a three-day strike in the region in protest death of a school teacher in a police station near the state capital, Srinagar.Read More