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Hong Kong cancels Chinese New Year celebrations

Fearing continued anti-government unrest, authorities have cancelled some main events and banned sale of items with any political messages.Read More

Severe floods in Australia after devastating bushfires

Heavy rain has soaked coastal areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the last few days.Read More

UN Libya mission 'concerned' over threats to block oil exports

The call comes after Libya's national oil company warned against attempts to blockade ports ahead of the Berlin summit. Read More

Over a thousand 'likely' infected by Wuhan virus in China: Study

Officials confirm four new cases of the virus, which a London research centre estimates has infected up to 1,723 people.Read More

All eyes on Berlin as Libya rivals, world powers set for talks

Representatives from Libya's warring sides, as well as from several nations, due to meet in latest bid to end fighting.Read More

Reforestation is not necessarily about planting more trees

A much less costly way to regenerate our forests and decrease carbon levels is to assist nature to do its job.Read More

Erdogan warns EU may face 'terror threats' if Tripoli gov't falls

Turkish president urges Europe to support Ankara's moves in Libya, days after he ordered deployment of troops there. Read More

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria will not voice Apu after controversy

Actor says he will no longer voice the Indian character, two years after accusations of racism marred animated series.Read More

Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings

Thousands of evacuees from a town near the Philippines' Taal volcano have been allowed back to briefly visit their homes.Read More

US shipping out asylum seekers to Guatemala

US is sending asylum seekers who arrive at its border to a 'safe third country' to seek refuge. Read More

Iran: From patriotism to protests

How the downing of a passenger aircraft flipped the narrative in Iran. Plus, the reporting of race in Portuguese media.Read More

Cyprus struggling with influx of refugees

Some believe the country is deliberately making life unpleasant to discourage others from arriving.Read More

World's shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar dies

Khagendra Thapa Magar died of pneumonia at a hospital in the Nepalese city of Pokhara, according to his family.Read More

Evo Morales's party names election runners for Bolivian vote

Morales may still have to approve David Choquehaunca and Andronico Rodriguez after describing them as 'pre-candidates'.Read More

Trump taps legal heavyweights for impeachment defence

Starr, who led effort to unseat Bill Clinton over 20 years ago, and celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump's legal team.Read More

Nepal parliament in deadlock over speaker replacement dispute

Bills are piling up but Nepal's parliament has been unable to pass them into law for three months.Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib

Turkish president says the Syrian regime has not complied with deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, killing 20 people.Read More

Threat of 'explosive eruption' at Taal stalks Filipino evacuees

Number of displaced residents rises to 162,000 as experts say steady steam emission and tremors indicate rising magma.Read More

India citizenship law: Dalits fear 'discriminatory' legislation

India's new citizenship law raises fears among Hinduism's 'lowest' social group that they will be targeted.Read More

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires culture chief over Nazi-linked comments

Outrage erupts after Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim made remarks similar to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.Read More

South Korea to decide fate of first transgender soldier

Non-commissioned officer entered the military as a man and had sex reassignment surgery while in active service.Read More

Iran's Khamenei defends Revolutionary Guard in rare Friday sermon

Supreme leader delivers first Friday sermon in eight years as Tehran faces pressure at home and abroad.Read More

US Supreme Court takes up presidential Electoral College dispute

Court agrees to hear two cases involving electors who decided to go against popular vote in 2016 presidential election.Read More

US appeals court orders dismissal of youth climate change lawsuit

Court says plaintiffs, who were right to 19 years old, lacked the legal standing to sue the US. Read More

Iraq's security forces kill at least two protesters in Baghdad

Crackdown on anti-government demonstration kills two, injures dozens as security forces fire tear gas in Iraq's capital.Read More