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The European Council on Wednesday announced sanctions on two Iranian individuals and one Iranian entity for "foiled attacks" on European soil. The council said in…
Amid ongoing Yellow Vest protests across the country, France's prime minister said his government plans to strictly punish "troublemakers" holding unlawful protests and causing violence…

Gabon: Military coup attempt quashed

The Gabonese government said Monday it has quashed a coup attempt in the country. Government spokesman Guy-Bertran Mapangou told reporters that soldiers who briefly took…

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits NW Brazil

A major 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook on Sunday northwestern Brazil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was 89 kilometers (55 miles)…
China has passed a new law that seeks to "Sinicize" Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how the…
The death toll from a train accident in Denmark has risen to eight, after two more bodies have been found in the wreckage on a…
The death toll from the partial collapse of a building in Russian city of Magnitogorsk reached 38, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on Thursday. Six…
At least 8 people were injured as a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in central Tokyo where people gathered for New Year festivities, local media reported…
More than 395,000 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. A quarter will be…

US and Israel formally quit UNESCO

The United States and Israel have officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the stroke of midnight on New Year's…
Human Rights Watch urged Sudan’s government on Monday to instruct security forces not to use lethal force against protesters, citing independent groups as saying that…

94 journalists killed in 2018: report

The World Federation of Journalists announced that 94 journalists were killed in 2018 worldwide. The World Federation of Journalists, based in Brussels, said in a…
At least five people were detained in Yellow Vest protests in the Netherlands on Saturday. Responding to calls on social media, around 200 protesters gathered…
A major 7-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early Saturday, according to reports. The quake struck southeast of Davao City at a…
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