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In rural Tunisia, inheritance reform offers women rare boost

AFP | Tunisian divorcee Latifa counts herself lucky she has a modest home that boasts a neat vegetable garden, a fig tree, and a pomegranate...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

AFP | Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will...

The Korean War: The moral bankruptcy of interventionism – Jacob G Hornberger

Jacob G Hornberger | An article in Sunday’s New York Times entitled “Remembering the Forgotten War” demonstrates perfectly the moral bankruptcy of the philosophy of foreign interventionism....

Indonesia Jet Crash: Driver dies in search for Line Air dead

News Desk | An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Aeroplane, which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an...

Sierra Leone scraps project for Chinese-built airport

AFP | Sierra Leone has scrapped a $400-million (347-million-euro) scheme for a Chinese-built airport, saying the project was too costly, but Beijing sought to dismiss...

North Korean: Denuclearisation prospects – Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Trump administration desires to convert the North Korean nuclear and missiles program into joint civilian-use projects such as electricity generation,...

Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

AFP | Myanmar is "unable and unwilling" to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's...

Five men and the sea: huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

AFP | It reads like a modern day take on 'The Old Man and the Sea' -- five Filipino fishermen cast adrift for days on...

Indonesia Tsunami: Death toll crosses 1400 as rescuers race against time

AFP | Many children have been separated from their families and are "in shock and traumatised" following Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as...

Fish shortage sparks conflict on Africa’s great lakes

AFP | Ugandan navy speedboats sliced through murky Lake Edward towards a fleet of wooden canoes carrying illegal fishermen from the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

Ruby rush brings ‘hell’, not riches, to Mozambique village

AFP | Nearly a decade after rubies was first found in northern Mozambique, the discovery has proven a poisoned chalice, says traditional local ruler Cristina...

Japan disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure

AFP | Flooded runways, thousands of passengers stranded and a tanker smashing into an access bridge: last week's typhoon in Japan highlighted the vulnerability of...

Firebrand Malema fights for land revolution in S. Africa

AFP | The leader of South Africa's radical opposition EFF party has vowed that his supporters will increasingly seize unoccupied land to put pressure on...

North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

AFP | North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous...

‘We won’: A divisive activist’s role in remaking Ethiopia

AFP | Jawar Mohammed was once so hated by the Ethiopian state that the media activist was accused of coup plotting while viewers of his...

Cruel yet popular punishment: Japan’s death penalty

AFP | Years waiting on death row, inmates told their fate just hours before their execution, and guards paid $180 to do an "unbearable" job...

Afghan teen to appear in court for Amsterdam station attack

AFP | A 19-year-old Afghan man who was shot and wounded by Dutch police after allegedly attacking bystanders at Amsterdam's Central Station will briefly appear...

Australian Catholics vow to end child abuse ‘cover-ups’

AFP | Australian Catholic leaders vowed Friday that the church's "shameful" history of child abuse and cover-ups will never be repeated, but rejected a national...

Trump says China making things ‘much more difficult’ with N. Korea

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of complicating Washington's relationship with North Korea by rendering its ally economic assistance, as talks...

Rohingya mark ‘black day’ one year after Myanmar violence

AFP | Rohingya refugees Saturday marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into...

South Korean families gather on eve of rare reunion

AFP | Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans gathered excitedly Sunday on the eve of their first meeting for nearly seven decades with family...

Never said goodbye: seven decades of separation in Korea

AFP | When Kim Kwang-ho fled advancing North Korean forces he expected to return home within days, so did not bother with a proper goodbye...

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

AFP | The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was "exceptionally destructive" and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies...

MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

AFP | The hunt for Flight MH370 may resume if new evidence comes to light, Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday, as a private search for...

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