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Obama announces restoring ties between US and Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama announced a move to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba on Wednesday, saying it is time to...

Anger as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants...

Mass grave found in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 230 bodies of people believed killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir...

Kenya: Building collapses, search for survivors

A Kenyan rescue official says a number of people are feared trapped or dead after a five‑story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi.

US-Cuba relations: Live Report

20:06 GMT - AFP is closing its Live Report on the historic policy changes between Cuba and the United States. After more than 50 years, one of the last remnants of the Cold War, their frosty relationship, is...

FIFA ethics investigator Micahel Garcia resigns

MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup...

Yemeni Shiite rebels take over state-run newspaper

emen's official news agency says the country's powerful Shiite rebels who control the capital, Sanaa, have stormed the building of the...

N. Korea marks end of Kim Jong Il mourning period

North Korea marked the end of a three‑year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

Taliban gunmen stormed a military‑run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children,...