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Obama's immigration orders will protect 5 million

President Barack Obama invited a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far‑reaching changes to the U. S. immigration system...

Nearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire, UN says

Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a truce came into effect in September, an average of 13 people a day, the United Nations said...

Japan's lower house dissolved for snap election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, paving the way for a general election next month.

US drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan

A U. S. drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said...

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al‑Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning...

Martial law to stay in Thailand - minister

Thailand's martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the justice minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law...

South Korea jails dementia patient for 20 years for hospice arson

An 82-year‑old man suffering from dementia was jailed for 20 years by a South Korean court on...

Iran nuclear talks stuck - officials

A deadline for resolving a 12-year‑old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp...