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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wins landslide election in disputed vote

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory, Bangladesh's Election Commission said on Monday. Her ruling party and its allies have won 288 of...

Death toll in Philippines floods, landslides rises to 68

The death toll from flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rains due to a tropical depression in the eastern Philippines has jumped to at least 68, officials have...

Brexit 50-50′ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Senior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says he believes there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit...

Dramatic collapse of Indonesian volcano

The scale of the dramatic collapse of the Indonesian volcano that led to last Saturday's devastating tsunami in the Sunda Strait is becoming clear. Researchers have examined satellite images of...

Richard Overton, US oldest veteran and oldest man, dies aged 112

The United States' oldest known WW2 military veteran, who was also thought to be the country's oldest man, has died in Texas at the age of 112. Richard Overton served...

US shutdown impasse over Trump’s wall drags on

The partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall. Both Congress chambers met for just...

North Korea defector hack: Personal data of almost 1,000 leaked

Almost 1,000 North Korean defectors have had their personal data leaked after a computer at a South Korean resettlement centre was hacked, the unification ministry said. A personal computer at...

German army ‘could recruit EU citizens’

Seven years after Germany scrapped conscription, its defence chief has said employing EU citizens is "an option" to fill expert posts. Army general inspector Eberhard Zorn said the forces had...

Italian football fan dies amid Inter-Napoli clashes

An Italian football supporter has died of his injuries after being knocked down by a van amid violence ahead of a match in Milan against Napoli. The 35 year-old man,...

Boy rescued after 40 minutes buried under avalanche

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive after being buried under an avalanche in the French Alps for 40 minutes. The child, who has not been named, was skiing with...

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Africa

2020 marks 60 years of diplomatic ties between Ghana and China

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, his excellency Shi Ting Wang has made it known to both the Ghanaian and the Chinese community that this...

Bugatti seized in Zambia over possible money laundering

Authorities in Zambia have seized a Bugatti Veyron that was imported into the country on Monday, pending investigations into possible money laundering. “The vehicle has...

World

COVID-19 latest: Greece confirms first case as coronavirus spreads across Europe

Greece confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and a teacher in France died on Wednesday as Europe scrambles to deal with the biggest cluster...

COVID-19: First French citizen dies as German man remains in critical condition

A man has died in France after contracting coronavirus, making him the first French national to die from the illness. The French health ministry announced...