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TRUMP CAUSES 'MAJOR' SHIFT IN GLOBAL VIEW OF US


The survey shows only two of the 37 countries have a better opinion of Mr Trump than they had of his predecessor Barack Obama Israel and Russia... READ MORE

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SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TRUMP'S REVISED TRAVEL BAN IN PART


Monday is the final day of the Supreme Court's term... READ MORE

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PEW POLL FINDS U.S. IMAGE PLUNGED UNDER TRUMP, FEW FEEL HE CAN LEAD


Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with confidence ratings of 27 percent and 28 percent, respectively, scored higher than Trump... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 0

JOHAN GUSTAFSSON: SWEDE HELD BY AL-QAEDA IN MALI FREED


Gustafsson, 42, was abducted in Timbuktu, northern Mali, in November 2011 along with South African national Stephen McGown and Dutchman Sjaak Rijke... READ MORE

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IMAGE OF THE UNITED STATES HAS PLUNGED UNDER TRUMP, SURVEY SHOWS


The countries with the lowest confidence in Trump were Mexico, at 5 percent and Spain at 7 percent... READ MORE

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NIGERIA MUSLIMS PRAY FOR PEACE AS RAMADAN HOLY MONTH ENDS


Muslims in Nigeria celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Sunday at the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan... READ MORE

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BOKO HARAM ATTACKS BLAMED FOR DEATHS IN NIGERIA, CHAD


Nine civilians are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria's Maiduguri, while eight troops die in raid in next-door Chad... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 1417

ANGELA MERKEL AND DONALD TRUMP HEAD FOR CLASH AT G20 SUMMIT


Merkel fears that long term demographic trends mean 100 m Africans could come to Europe driven by climate change, poverty, and Europe is wholly unprepared... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 3862

FOREST FIRE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN HITS DONANA NATIONAL PARK


The flames enter Donana National Park, an important tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site... READ MORE

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HOW WELCOMING IS N.L. FOR IMMIGRANTS?


I've benefited from the legendary Newfoundland and Labrador hospitality, and every day I cherish my network of valued friends... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1474

4 ICONIC EXTINCT AMERICAN ANIMALS, FROM DIRE WOLVES TO SABER-TOOTHED TIGERS


They sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 120

THE MOST POPULAR POLITICAL FACEBOOK GROUP IN ONTARIO TARGETS KATHLEEN WYNNE


Ontario Proud is incorporated as a non-profit, with Ballingall, Toronto lawyer Ryan O'Connor and tech entrepreneur Chris Spoke as its directors... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 5437

BOTSWANA MOURNS ITS EX-PRESIDENT WHO 'FOUGHT' FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA'S LIBERATION


Masire who ruled the southern African nation for close to two decades died at the age of 91... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 8

AFRICAN VP ON TRIAL OVER MANSIONS AND BUGATTIS


Equatorial Guinea VP on trial over mansions and Bugattis... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1161

FROM HEATWAVES TO HURRICANES, FLOODS TO FAMINE


Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 2582

FORMER BOTSWANA PRESIDENT KETUMILE MASIRE DIES AGED 91


Mr Masire was Botswana's second president and was in office from 1980 to 1998... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 0

IN A WORLD OF STRANGERS WHO SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE?


A nation of strangers is now a world of strangers... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 124

AL-SHABAB CLAIMS SUICIDE ATTACK THAT KILLS SEVEN AT MOGADISHU POLICE STATION


Al-Shabab last year became the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016, according to the Washington-based Africa Center for Strategic Studies... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 1

WORLD POPULATION TO HIT 9.8 BILLION IN 2050


About 83 million people a year are added to the world population and the trend is expected to continue despite falling fertility rates since the 1960s... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 2

'I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE'


Every morning for four months, Seun Femi's captors beat him at a makeshift prison in Libya... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 169

EUROPEAN UNION FLEXES MUSCLES WITH 'HISTORIC' DEFENCE PLAN


It comes as tensions with Moscow and an inward turn in Washington have pushed Europe's governments to confront years of division over military cooperation... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 68

AFRICA'S SICK PRESIDENTS AND THE OVERSEAS MEDICAL TREATMENT


Dos Santos steps down from power after 38-years in charge... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 177

TED IS COMING TO AFRICA, HERE ARE SOME OF THE SPEAKERS


Gus Casely-Hayford, Historian- Ghana Gus Casely-Hayford, Cultural historian and curator, Gus Casely-Hayford, writes, lectures and broadcasts on African culture... READ MORE

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BY 2024, INDIA TO OVERTAKE CHINA AS MOST POPULOUS NATION IN THE WORLD


The report, titled The World Population Prospects The 2017 Revision, said fertility has been declining in nearly all regions in recent years... READ MORE

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UN SAYS WORLD POPULATION WILL REACH 9.8 BILLION IN 2050


The report, titled The World Population Prospects The 2017 Revision, said fertility has been declining in nearly all regions in recent years... READ MORE

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NIGERIAN 'RAMBO' SUSPECTED OF KILLING & TORTURING MIGRANTS IN REFUGEE CAMP ARRESTED IN ITALY


War-torn Libya is a key hub for migrants making their way from Africa to Europe via Italy... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 628

HOW CATS MANAGED TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD (IT'S OUR FAULT)


As well, Egyptians began to mummify the cats, just as they did humans... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 559

VIETNAM ENVIRONMENT OFFICIAL SACKED OVER MASS FISH KILL


Formosa was fined 500 million for the waste dump and Vietnam has vowed to punish 11 officials over the country's worst-ever environmental disaster... READ MORE

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LUANDA, ANGOLAN CAPITAL IS WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY FOR EXPATS


Angolan capital Luanda has been ranked the world's most expensive city for expatriates reclaiming the title it lost to Hong Kong last year... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 66

DRIVE TO GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL FAILING WORLDWIDE


Across all age groups, sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the worst out-of-school rates... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 416

Trending News Headlines : Africa

8 PEOPLE HAVE SAME WEALTH AS WORLD'S POOREST HALF


Income inequality is so now lopsided that eight men now own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world... READ MORE

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WORLD COAL PRODUCTION JUST HAD ITS BIGGEST DROP ON RECORD


Global consumption dropped 1.7 percent last year compared with an average 1.9 percent yearly increase from 2005 to 2015, according to BP... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 29469

POPE FRANCIS PRESENTS TRUMP WITH A 'POLITICALLY LOADED GIFT'


Pope Francis presents Trump with a 'politically loaded gift' His encyclical on climate change... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 29117

TRUMP 'POISED TO QUIT PARIS CLIMATE DEAL'


US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 11464

ICC DEMANDS 'IMMEDIATE ARREST' OF SAIF AL-ISLAM GADDAFI


The statement comes a few days after Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was reportedly released from prison in the North African country's western city of Zintan... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 8006

SOME CUBANS 'FEEL SICK' OVER TRUMP'S NEW CUBA POLICY


Elio Hidalgo Riveron takes a more historical approach when trying to understand Trump's sudden change... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 7789

MUSLIM ROBE-WEARING MAN STABS CUSTOMER BUYING BEER IN PARIS SUPERMARKET (VIDEO)


Muslim robe-wearing man stabs customer buying beer in Paris supermarket VIDEO -- RT News... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 7468

IRAN SENDS WARSHIPS TO OMAN AMID GULF DISPUTE


Flotilla will head to Oman before starting mission in international waters near Yemen, the country's navy says... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 6876

TRUMP ASKED WHEN THE WORLD WILL START LAUGHING AT THE US. IT ALREADY IS


After a week of Donald Trump's diplomacy, one thing is impressively clear the US is not Montenegro... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 6689

'IF WE STOPPED POACHING TOMORROW, ELEPHANTS WOULD STILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE'


Every year, around 100 people and 40 to 50 elephants are killed as a result in India, for example... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 6518

SAUDI ARABIA REWRITES SUCCESSION AS KING REPLACES HEIR WITH SON, 31


King Salman's decrees on Wednesday removed Prince Mohammed both from his place in the line of succession and from his post as interior minister... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 6175

WHY OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY DIDN'T LEAD TO BLACK PROGRESS


At the time, 63 percent of Baltimore's residents and 40 percent of its police officers were black... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 6111

17 KILLED, 26 WOUNDED IN SOMALIA RESTAURANT ATTACK


Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 5331

CHINA BUILDS WORLD'S FIRST OFFSHORE FISH FARM


Desalegn also formally signed Ethiopia's membership to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank AIIB, making the Horn of Africa nation the 77th member... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 5017

PARIS CLIMATE DEAL NOT OPEN FOR RENEGOTIATION, SAYS FRANCE'S MACRON


Macron called on U.S. researchers and scientists disappointed by Trump's decision to come to work in France to fight climate change... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 4435

MOZAMBIQUE POLICE WARN THAT BALD PEOPLE COULD BE TARGETS OF RITUAL KILLINGS


Last month, the murders of two bald people led to the arrest of two suspects, said the national police spokesman Inacio Dina... READ MORE

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ANALYSIS | THREE MAPS EXPLAIN HOW GEOPOLITICS HAS QATAR AIRWAYS IN BIG TROUBLE


Three maps explain how geopolitics has qatar airways in big trouble... READ MORE

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AT-A-GLANCE: COUNTRIES THAT HAVE BANNED FULL-FACE VEILS


Congo-Brazzaville In May 2015, Congo-Brazaville banned full-face veils in public places... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 4074

THE U.N. ASKED FOR BILLIONS TO AVERT FOUR HUNGER CRISES. THE MONEY DIDN'T ARRIVE.


In South Sudan, the United Nations says that 2,800 people are fleeing worsening violence and looming famine every day... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 4024

DJIBOUTI ACCUSES ERITREA OF OCCUPYING DISPUTED AREA


Djibouti's foreign minister has accused neighbouring Eritrea of occupying a disputed territory along their border shortly after Qatar peacekeepers left the location this week... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3575

GULF BLOCKADE DISRUPTS QATAR AIRWAYS FLIGHTS


Many of Qatar Airways' flights to southern Europe and Africa pass through Saudi Arabia... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 3237

AFRICA AND THE GULF CRISIS: THE PERIL OF PICKING SIDES


On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced that they were cutting ties with Qatar and imposing land, sea and air blockades... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3176

5 STORIES FROM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS WHO COVERED THE REFUGEE CRISIS


World Refugee Day 2017 5 stories from foreign correspondents who covered the refugee crisis... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2755

CHINA'S IVORY BAN SPARKS DRAMATIC DROP IN PRICES ACROSS ASIA


Prices of raw ivory in Vietnam have fallen, which traders are linking to China's announcement of its domestic ivory ban, according to new research... READ MORE

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ANALYSIS | WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT TRUMP'S AGENDA FROM HIS FIRST FOREIGN TRIP


Indeed, Trump's swing through Saudi Arabia appeared to net Ivanka Trump's proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund 100 million from Saudi and Emirati benefactors... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2339

EID AL-FITR 2017: FIRST DAY ON JUNE 25 OR 26


It is expected to be visible with optical aids in Latin America, parts of the US, Africa, Saudi Arabia and Yemen... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 2209

GLOBAL DISMAY MOUNTS OVER PARIS CLIMATE DEAL WITHDRAWAL


LONDON -- Dismay continued to mount around the globe Friday, a day after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement... READ MORE

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3 WOMEN BLAMED FOR LAKE CHAD SUICIDE BOMBINGS THAT KILLED DOZENS


A Chad police spokesman said three female suicide bombers carried out Saturday's attack... READ MORE

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ASIAN KENYANS SEEK TO BE DECLARED A TRIBE OF THEIR OWN


Those who oppose the idea of Asian Kenyans becoming an ethnic group say they can exert influence on society without indulging in identity politics... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 1885

REWILDING MOZAMBIQUE - FUNDED IN PART BY TROPHY HUNTING


Still, one country that seems to have found a positive way to link conservation with trophy hunting is Namibia... READ MORE

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