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Pakistan vows to defeat terrorism

After the cold‑blooded massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren by Taliban militants at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan's prime minister has...

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...

Colombia's FARC rebels declare unlimited ceasefire

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels have declared an indefinite unilateral ceasefire beginning on Dec. 20 but promised to call it off if...

North Korea behind unprecedented cyberattack on Sony

Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures t

Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists...

UN says Ebola-hit nations at risk of hunger

Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve,...

Opponent calls for Putin's exit as Russia slides into crisis

A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered, as Russia awaits the president's response to the dramatic decline of...

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...

Heavy snow kills three, disrupts travel in Japan

At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some...