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51 states pledge support for deal

Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on

Pneumonia to kill 11m children by 2030: study

Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned yesterday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of

Jo Johnson quits British cabinet

Jo Johnson, the Remain-backing brother of Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson, resigned as Britain's transport minister Friday, branding a proposed EU withdrawal deal a "terrible mistake" that needed a fresh referendum.

RSF honours female Asian journalists

An Indian journalist and a Filipina campaigner won Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Awards on Thursday for their bravery in holding governments to account in the face of persistent threats.

Most Britons back staying in EU: poll

Britons would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46 percent margin in a second referendum, a survey said Monday. The apparent boost in remain support will be seized by campaigners who want a binding second vote taken on the terms London and Brussels reach before Britain splits from the bloc on March 29.

13 migrants killed, 80 rescued at sea: Spain

Thirteen sub-Saharan African migrants died and another 80 were rescued at sea after they tried to reach Spain in two boats from the North African coast, Spanish authorities said on Monday.

Macron pushes for real European army

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday called for a "real European army" as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

Ex-SS guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

A former SS guard, aged 94, yesterday went on trial in Germany charged with complicity in mass murders at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, in a case bearing symbolic and moral weight.

France arrests six over plot to attack Macron

French police yesterday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said.

Turkey won't abide by US sanctions on Iran: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday Turkey would not abide by the renewed US sanctions on Iran's oil and shipping industries, adding that they were aimed at "unbalancing the world".

British army lifts restriction

Citizens of Commonwealth countries will be able to join the British armed forces even if they do not live in Britain, the government said yesterday as it struggles to fill vacancies.

Death toll rises to 29 in Italy storms

At least 12 people have been killed by severe weather on the island of Sicily, bringing the overall death toll from the storms sweeping

New Caledonia votes to stay in France

The Pacific islands of New Caledonia opted to remain part of France yesterday, early results showed, as voters rejected independence in a

UK, EU close to deal over Irish border

Britain would remain in a temporary customs union with the EU, avoiding a hard Irish border, as part of a new deal being thrashed out

Putin-Trump meeting planned at G20

Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold a "long" meeting with US counterpart Donald Trump during the G20 summit late this month, a

Russia to host Afghan talks on November 9

Russia yesterday said it will host international talks on Afghanistan on November 9, with representatives of both the Afghan government

5 nations hold 70pc of last wildernesses

More than 70 percent of Earth's last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries, scientists said Wednesday -- mostly nations that alarm environmentalists with their lukewarm response to climate change.

Oceans heating faster than thought: study

The world's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said yesterday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change.

Britain eyes Brexit deal by Nov 21

Britain's Brexit minister believes a divorce deal with the European Union could be struck by November 21, it emerged Wednesday, prompting EU leaders to warn this would require a breakthrough within days.

Project launched to map genes of all complex life

Scientists launched a vast project yesterday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.

France begins nationwide probe

France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of birth defects in several regions have sparked a public health scare.

Austria rejects UN migration pact

Austria yesterday said it will not sign a non-binding United Nations migration pact that is set to be adopted in December, in order to

600,000 children die each year

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned yesterday.

UN panel snubs Russia on nuke treaty

A UN General Assembly panel rejected Friday Russia's proposal to debate its resolution on preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear

France expels Iranian diplomat

France has expelled an Iranian diplomat in response to a failed plot to carry out a bomb attack at a rally near Paris organised by an exiled Iranian opposition group, diplomatic and security sources say.

Spain SC orders trial of Catalan leaders

Spain's Supreme Court yesterday ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year's declaration of independence.

Such murder unthinkable 'without US backing': Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that Saudi Arabia would not have murdered prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi without American protection, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).